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!"
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 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 Madge W. Harvey, a former cosmetology instructor at the College when it was known as Salt Lake Area Vocational School.
This speech honors Howard Facer on his retirement from the College. Facer's association with the College began when he enrolled in the building technology deparments of Salt Lake Area Vocational School in January of 1954. He enjoyed full-time employment at SLAVS beginning in June 1955.
On Monday, March 31, 1969 at 11:00 AM, Utah Tech held a memorial service in memory of former President Dwight David Eisenhower. This was the date that President Richard Nixon proclaimed as a national day of mourning in honor of Former President Eisenhower. Governor Rampton had asked Utah Schools to conduct memorial services. President Jay L. Nelson delivered the Moment of Silence and Comments portion of the program. Both the Program and the comments made by President Nelson are included in this document.
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 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.
This document contains excerpts from a speeches given by Governor Calvin L. Rampton and Lyle K Campbell at the 25th Anniversary Dinner honoring President Jay L. Nelson.
A speech given by President Jay L. Nelson in Memoriam for the death of Clinton Erwin Day, an instructor at UTC.