Color 35mm slide images of Bernadette Martinez-Astorga, mainly interacting with students in the clothing closet of the Turning Point Program. This program provided resources and support for students who were in a transitional state or facing outside challenges-- such as childcare, unemployment, and emotional and psychological health issues, among others. Martinez-Astorga was the program director at the time these photos were taken, in 1992.
SLCC building construction students practice framing, pouring concrete and siding as they volunteer to help build this Habitat for Humanity home. Digitization completed with funds from a 2017 USHRAB (Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board) Grant that was awarded to Salt Lake Community College, Library Services.
This Brief about Jay L. Nelson was written in December of 1981. The Brief covers his professional experience, professional activities, political affiliation, communications skills, and references. The brief stresses his experience with vocational education, working with multiple political parties, and includes references to accolades such as a letter of commendation he received from President Gerald R. Ford for Nelson's 25 years of leadership as the president of Utah Technical College at Salt Lake.
Advocating for the Value of Vocational Education - Posterboards
This is a posterboard presentation about the effectiveness of Vocational Education. It starts by comparing "green hands" (unskilled labor) with "gold hands" (those with higher education). Included are images of different trades including agriculture, homemaking, stock taking, merchandising, as well as counseling services to aid those interested in vocational education.
On Monday, September 29, Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin honored former SLCC President Jay L. Nelson by dedicating the newly opened green space where the former Taylorsville Redwood Campus administration building once stood. Former President Jay L. Nelson was in office for 29 years while the school was still named Utah Technical College. The dedicated green space and the legacy fountain located east of the Student Center now show Nelson’s name, as well as his family’s, in the form of pave stones and a dedicated bench. Part of President Nelson’s legacy comes in the form of SLCC’s independent status; he didn’t allow the college to be absorbed into other institutions, providing an affordable technical education for citizens and creating a second home for many alumni and students. Former President Nelson’s son, Bruce Nelson, spoke on behalf of his three brothers and sister. Nelson talked about his life with his father and his childhood spent at SLCC while President Nelson was active.