Speech highlighting Utah Tech after the College had been open for 20 years. It begins with an anecdote about Abe Saperstein and the Harlem Globetrotters. The remainder of the speech focuses on the topics: Success requires a plan; Establish high principles and live by them; Establish realistic objectives; and Be proud of your occupation and your jobs.
Thamer (Tim) Hite Outstanding Alumni Award, February 28, 1969
This speech delivered by President Jay L. Nelson was to honor Tim Hite for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award. Hite began as a student at SLAV, and in 1962 received his teaching certificate in Trade and Industrial Education and began his teaching career in the Barbering department at SLTTI in 1962. Winner of numerous awards for his hair cutting and hair styling, Hite has also now received the Utah Tech's top award to an alumnus.
This speech recognizes the achievements of Howard B. Gundersen (as the first president of the College and his later achievements). In particular are the mention of specific faculty hired under Gundersen - Don Wellard, Parker Pratt, Harriet Vigen, Evan Jensen, and Florence Piacitelli - as well as the difficulties the College and Gundersen faced under J. Bracken Lee's term as Governor of Utah. Included is an anecdote of Governor J. Bracken Lee stating that the "growth and development of your College is tremendous. You've succeeded in spite of me!"
Outstanding Alumni Award for Barrett Steadman, February 28, 1969
This speech delivered by President Jay L. Nelson was to honor Barrett Steadman for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award. Steadman began as a student at SLAV in 1949 ans served as student body president in 1950 and 1951 while earning his certificate of accomplishment in auto mechanics. He was also the first preseident of the college's alumni association.
Curricular Implications of Manpower Data (Education and Employment, Where is the Balance?)
Talk entittled, Curricular Implications of Manpower Data (Education and Employment, Where is the Balance?), given by President Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Conference on Higher Education on September 15, 1972.
June 11, 1970 Panel Comments at National Conference on Accreditation
Panel Comments presented by Jay L. Nelson, President, Utah Tech, given at the National Conference on Accreditation of Public Postsecondary Occupational Education in Atlanta, Georgia on June 11, 1970. The comments are focused upon the recent accreditation of Utah Tech, the evaluation instrument utilized and a variety of questions such as: should accreditation be done by a national or a regional group; do you need both institutional accreditation and program accreditation; and issues revolving around degrees granted to students without GEDs or high school degrees.
Opening remarks made at the dedication for the College Center at the Redwood Road Campus on April 26, 1974. President Nelson's remarks discuss the project and in particular the committee which spear-headed the College Center project. Following this are notes for remarks at the dedication of the new student center by Dr. G. Homer Durham, Commissioner of Higher Education. The document ends with further remarks given at the dedicatory program at the college center by another speaker.
Speech given at the AVA Convention - Denver, Colorado, 1966
Speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the AVA Convention at Denver, Colorado on December 7, 1966. Although the speech begins with an anecdote about Brigham Young, the main focus of the speech is "supervising to get better teaching." Nelson even defines a supervisor as "one who directs the activities of others and that his principal objective is the improvement of instruction." Combined with the "supervisor's ten commandments" this speech advocates for good supervisory techniques in education.
This document begins with an outline for the recognition banquet speech delivered by President Jay L. Nelson on April 18, 1969. Following the outline is the actual speech delivered by Nelson which highlights outstanding students who were asked to return to the College as teachers: Tim Hite, Douglas Jordan, Paul Gundersen, Mary Lee Williams, Jerry Fullmer, Neal Grover, Joseph Yenchik. Other staff of important note are mentioned as are individuals remembered in memoriam.
William A. Thiriot Funeral Remarks December 14, 1964
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral of William "Bill" A. Thiriot on December 14, 1964. The speech includes remarks about Thiriot's responsibilities at Salt Lake Vocational School and Trade Tech, his unique personal traits, and tributes to Bill. Nelson describes Bill as "one of the most dedicated, quiet, unassuming, efficient individuals" that he had ever known.
A Response to the KSL Radio Commentary of June 29, 1965
SLTTI's Official Response to Commentary on the Subject of Combining SLTTI with a Junior College. This response highlights the conflation of trade-techincal schools and junior colleges which often occurs, especially from "young people because of inadequate understanding of the post high school problem by the people to whom the public looks for information." Overall, this response advocates the need of both trade-techinical education and junior college educations with the understanding that it is not as simply as blending these two types of educations into one.
This document of a speech given by President Nelson emphasizes the importance of Salt Lake trade Technical Institute and its relationship with tax payers. It also outlines what SLTTI does, the type of classes offered, the populations of individuals served and how the Day School and the Evening School are differentiated. There is also an emphasis on the relationship between the College and the larger community.
UTC Information Handout and Humorous Guide for Employee Appraisal
The first and third pages are informal handouts created to inspire people to let the general public know about Utah Tech. The second page is a humorous "guide to employee performance appraisal" intended to help bring a bit of levity to what can be a stressful situation.
Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference, February 22, 1969
Speech given by Jay L. Nelson for the Utah Vocational Association Mid-Winter Conference Banquet on February 22, 1969 welcoming individuals to the conference and thanking the executive committee for selecting the UTC Campus as the convention center.
Utah Conference on Higher Education Panel Comments by Jay L. Nelson
Should Manpower Needs Dictate Higher Education Curriculum? - panel comments presented by Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Conference on Higher Education, September 11, 1972. In many ways these comments are an argument for the need for community and technical colleges.