Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral of Burton A. Talmage on June 19, 1984. The speech includes remarks about Talmage's responsibilities at Salt Lake Vocational School, SLTTI, and Trade Tech, his unique personal traits, and tributes to Burt. Talmage began his career at the College as Manager of the Bookstore at SLAVS. Slowly more and more responsibilities were added to his position culminating in the poisitions of Vice President for Promotion and Development as well as Vice President for Business.
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Parker M. Pratt, a former Auto Mechanics instructor at the Salt Lake Area Vocational School. Pratt continued his association with the College from 1949 until his retirement in 1972 (when the College was known as Utah Technical College). Attached are the funeral service program, a photograph of Parker Pratt, an Interoffice Memo (May 15, 1972) from Jay L. Nelson regarding Mr. Pratt's selection as an Outstanding Teacher to be honored by the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club, and a letter from Jay L. Nelson to Mr. Pratt regarding his retirement from the College.
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Richard "Don" Wellard, a member of the College's original faculty. Wellard taught welding at the College for 26 years. During the first evaluation of instructors conducted at the College, Wellard was one of two instructors were selected as an outstanding teacher and recognized by the state board for vocational education.
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the funeral for Evan E. Jensen, a member of the College's original faculty. Evan taught commercial art in the day and evening classes as well as being involved with all of the catalogs published during his tenure. Attached are the funeral service program and an Interoffice Memo "In Memoriam" on UTC stationery referenced in Nelson's speech.
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.
Ceremonial raising of the United States flag in honor of Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I. World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, was largely considered the end of “the war to end all wars” and dubbed Armistice Day. In 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I.