The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Utah State University honored six individuals last week - including Deseret News President and Publisher Wm. James Mortimer - who have provided special support to the college.
Each year the college selects "Friends of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences" and recognizes their outstanding service at its spring honors reception.Mortimer, a longtime supporter of Utah State, received his bachelor's degree from USU and his master's degree from Columbia University. He has previously served as vice president and general manager of Deseret Press and general manager of Deseret Book. He has been active in the United Way and has been a past campaign chairman for that group.
He has served on the board for the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and is former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. He is currently chairman of the Pioneer State Theatre Board and a director for Murdock Travel. He was named as the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 1985 by USU. He also serves on the Alumni Association Board for Utah State University.
The other five "Friends of HASS" are:
- Richard H. Bullen, who earned a bachelor's degree from USU and a master of business administration degree from Harvard. He previously worked for IBM and started the Bullen Management Corp., a management and financial consulting firm, in 1972. He has served as a director for the Upjohn Corp. since 1968. He has also been a trustee of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
- Marjorie Seely Reeve, who also received her bachelor's degree from USU. She is a former elementary school teacher, and in 1970 she was honored as the outstanding U.S elementary school teacher. She founded a family life scholarship fund at USU and received a presidential citation in 1990. Her community contributions include serving as chairwoman of the American Field Service Committee and as a friend of the library in Downington.
- Eldrow "Dutch" Reeve, husband of Marjorie Reeve, received his bachelor's and master's degrees from USU and his doctorate from Rutgers University. He met his wife at USU. He's one of the nation's premier agricultural leaders and served as vice president for research at the Campbell Soup Co. for 22 years. He's also a former research and teaching assistant at USU and member of the USU national advisory council. He was honored with a doctorate in agribusiness at USU and has helped develop scholarship funds with his wife.
- Jarett S. Anderson is a successful attorney in private practice in California. He has been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar, president of the Glendale Bar Association, a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the California Lawyers Association. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce of Glendale, Calif. He is currently a member of the USU Support Council.
- Roselena R. Sanders received her bachelor's degree from USU. She and her husband, Raymond T. Sanders, have dedicated a lot of energy to the university. She was the first development officer at USU, has served as associate director of the USU Development office and has taught English. She started the USU Old Main Society, produced the Old Main Society newsletter and the Milton R. Merrill endowment funding. She's been a fund-raiser for scholarships.