Commencement speech given by T. H. Bell, U.S. Commissioner of Education at the Graduation Exercises of Utah Technical College at Salt Lake city; Utah Special Events Centers, Salt Lake City, June 3, 1976, 7:30 PM. The speech covers briefly the history of the College from when its appropriation was vetoed by the Governor of Utah and it almost closed through to the creation of the Redwood Road Campus. The primary theme of the speech is the relationship between Liberal Arts Education and vocational or "Practical" Education.
The first portion are comments made by President Jay L. Nelson at the Graduation Breakfast, mostly in jest. The second portion is comprised of the actual Graduation Exercises comments. The third portion is the list of Platform Guests present for the Graduation Exercises. Also included are the comments about the Distinguished Service Awards presented to Helen B. Ure, State Senator Warren E. Pugh, and Dr. Walter D. Talbot. The last portion is the introduction given to the primary speaker, Dr. Kenneth McFarland.
Speech given by President Jay L. Nelson at the 1977 Utah Tech Summer Graduation Exercises. Included is a list of the platform guests for the graduation exercises. Addressed to the 150 graduates, the speech identifies graduates receiving Certificates, Diplomas, and the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Also mentioned are the graduation exercises for 44 Licensed Practical Nurses which occurred the previous night.
Speech given to Utah Tech Graduates at the Graduation Exercises held at Highland High School on June 1, 1973 at 7:30 PM. The speech has the theme of success. Included is the list of Platform Guests at the Graduation Exercises.
The first presentation is for Richard S. Prows, the first recipient of Utah Tech's Distinguished Service Award. The second presentation is for Marvin L. Hendrickson, who was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus award.
Speech Presented to the Rotary Club in Pocatello, Idaho 1976. Speech, Hire Education - A Step in the Right Direction, presented to the Rotary Club in Pocatello, Idaho 1976. The speech focuses on Nelson's belief that "a major thrust of the total system of education should be to prepare students for their life's work... students should be steered into studies that will lead to employment."
Welcome Remarks by President Jay L. Nelson for the All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1976 at Utah Tech. The welcoming remarks are akin to convocation remarks - welcoming back faculty and staff for a new year. References are made to the 25th anniversary dinner the past may and to the changes in the physical campus.
President's Report Outline for UTC All Personnel Meeting of September 11, 1975. The outline highlights: 1. Enviable Reputation (of the College); 2. Utah's Growth and Development; 3. Articulation of Instruction; 4. College Advising Program; 5. Individualized Instruction.
A list of "questions for consideration" presented at Utah's Educational Horizons, November 20, 1975 at the University of Utah. These questions revolve around the purpose of education and the justification for Trade or Vocational Schools such as Utah Tech.
The keynote speech given by Orson "Bud" Jacobson at the UTC Accomplishment Exercises from August 1967. Addressed to the graduates, the speech includes various anecdotes and inspirational sayings focused around the concept of attitude.
Remarks made by President Jay L. Nelson at the Utah Technical College at Salt Lake Advisory Council Recognition Banquet of April 22, 1977. Highlighted in particular are the Craft Advisory Committees and Joint Apprenticeship Committees.