|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
The Tfuuufor&inf Thursday May 26; 1983 Page 13 The college will award honorary doctorates to (I to r) Russell G. M awby, Richard H. Headlee, Royden C. Braithwaite and John W. Gallivan in ceremonies on the quad June 4 Commencement to honor grads, luminaries SUSC will grant degrees , certificates to 449 , as well as honorary doctorates to four on June 3 and 4 SUSCs commencement activities take on a bit of a different look this year as some events have been added, some deleted, and some changed. Two notable additions are the baccalaureate buffet at 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 3, and the picnic lunch available following commencement ceremonies on June 4. The picnic will be distributed on the Student Center patio. Baccalaureate itself has evolved over the years from a religious sermon to an additional address of a secular nature to the graduates. But one thing that has not changed is the honoring of outstanding shapers of our culture by the awarding of honorary degrees. This year, four individuals will be so honored in June 4 commencement ceremonies. Royden C. Braithwaite, John W. Gallivan, Richard H. Headlee and Russell G. Mawby will receive the honorary degrees at the colleges 86th annual commencement exercises. Ceremonies will begin with the traditional processional at 9 a.m. on the upper campus quadrangle. "All four award recipients have worked tirelessly to accomplish their lifetime Sher-ragoals, SUSC President Gerald R. said in announcing the names of the recipients. They have each made indelible contributions in areas of their chosen professions and their dedication and competence are widely recognized. Mawby, chairman of the board of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, will deliver the commencement address. Mawby will receive an honorary doctor of humanities from SUSC as will John W. Gallivan, publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune and Royden C. Braithwaite, president emeritus of SUSC. Richard Headlee, president of the Alexander tt Hamilton Life Insurance Company of America, will receive an honorary doctor of business degree. Headlee will deliver the June 3 baccalaureate and vocational graduation address in ceremonies scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on the upper campus quadrangle. Long-tim- e SUSC supporters Ward S. Robb and Donald E. Cartwright will be honored that evening as the colleges Distinguished Service Award recipients. Certificates of vocational competency and associate degrees will awarded 126 students at baccalaureate services. Another 323 persons will receive bachelors and masters degrees the following day. independent college. This was accomplished in 1965. For the past year he has actively campaigned for the SUSC Special Events directing Center, both as a activities of a 350 member volunteer committee and as a staunch advocate for the state approval of the fund-raisin- g Pro-Uta- project. John Gallivan has been publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune and president of e and of the both the Newspaper Agency Corporation the advertising, circulation and production agent for Salt Lake Citys two Kearns-Tribun- dailies since 1960. Originally from Salt Lake City, four-yea- r, Gallivan graduated from Notre Dame University in 1937 and acquired early newspaper experience in San Jose, Calif., and in South Bend, Ind., before obtaining a position at The Salt Lake Tribune. Gallivan became assistant publisher of the Utah newspaper in 1948, a position he held until he became its publisher in 1960. Among the media related positions he has held are those of vice president and director of TeleMation, Inc., Salt Lake City; director of Inc., a national microwave and group cable TV owner; president and director of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association; and twice as chairman of Associated the Press Members Association. Meacham to deliver vocational address Sandra Dawn Meacham will give the Outstanding Student Address June 3 at Southern Utah State College Bac- calaureate and Vocational Commencement. Meacham will represent the SUSC School of Science in ceremonies honoring the colleges 1982-8- 3 vocational graduates. She will receive a two year associate degree in child development. Sandra has been selected as the Outstanding Student Speaker because of her overall achievements at SUSC, Van L. Bushnell, SUSC Vocational Coordinator, said. She has maintain- - ed a high grade point average while working to put herself through college, and she represents very well the caliber of students in SUSC vocational and associate degree programs. Continue to Learn is the title of Miss Meachams address. SUSCs baccalaureate and vocational commencement program will begin at 7 p.m. on the upper campus quadrangle. Richard Headlee will deliver the baccalaureate address. He is president and chief executive of the Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company of America. Meacham is a junior at SUSC majoring in family life. She will graduate Richard Headlee graduated from Utah State University in 1953 and went on to become president of the U.S. Jaycees. He was called upon by Governor George Romney in 1965 to organize a Christmas gift drive for Michigan servicemen in Viet Nam and later directed the Romney for President Committee. Headlee was named president of Mor-barIndustries in 1968 and in 1972 he became president and chief executive of the Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company of America. He chaired Taxpayers United for Tax Limitation in 1978, an organization which, through the Headlee Amendment, placed a constitutional limit on all forms of taxation and government spending in the state of Michigan. In 1982 he won the Republican nomination for Michigan governor. As chief executive officer of the W . K. Kellogg Foundation, Russell Mawby heads one of the largest private philanthropic organizations inThe United States and oversees the distribution of over $50 million in gratit money each year. The Michigan native obtained degrees in horticulture and agricultural economics from Michigan State and Purdue universities and later served on the faculties of both institutions. His work in the field of agriculture has brought him a Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. k The college will also award two Distinguished Service Awards to retired registrar Ward Rohh and to southern Utah radio executive Donald Cartwright. Braithwaite served as president of SUSC from 1955 to 1978, longer than any other chief executive of the college. During his 23 years as president, the Utah born president helped the college grow from an enrollment of 360 students to nearly 1,600 students. He guided the physical growth of the SUSC campus from 60 acres to 107.5 acres and from 12 to 24 buildings and shaped the colleges educational offerings to include bachelors degree programs in over 30 areas as well as a wide variety of vocational and preprofessional programs. Braithwiates greatest accomplishment was to guide SUSC through its transiinstitution to a tion from a two-yebaccalaureate degree granting, Gallivan has served on the steering committee for the Utah Agenda for the 80s, as a trustee for Westminster College, as honorary director of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, as director of the Utah Zoological Society and as of the Bleacher Utes and of the industrial development organization in 1985, and plans to teach home economics. The Outstanding Student Speaker works full time as an area merchandising supervisor over infants and hosiery at the Cedar City She has also worked at Hillside School and in the L'fah Shakespearean Festival childcare center. The SUSC honor student has served on the SUSC homt'oming committee, and as first counselor to the Relief Society president and as a member of the Young Adult Committee for the SUSC LDS First Ward. Meacham is a 1980 graduate of Provo High School.