Weber State University will award honorary degrees next month to a former president of the university, a retired head librarian on the campus and a longtime community leader.
The Institutional Council voted today to give honorary Doctor of Humanities degrees to Stephen D. Nadauld, president of Weber State from 1985 to 1990; Wilma Grose, head librarian at Weber State from 1954 to 1960; and Telitha Ellis Lindquist, former president of the Ogden YWCA. They will receive their degrees during graduation exercises June 7."Each recipient has given extraordinary service to others," said Richard E. Myers, chairman of the Institutional Council. "We are pleased to honor such an illustrious group for their selfless contributions to the university and to their communities."
Nadauld led an effort that earned university status for Weber State on Jan. 1. Under his direction, Weber State successfully petitioned the Utah State Board of Regents for a four-year nursing program and received exclusive authority to administer a master's of education program previously shared with Utah State University.
Nadauld left the university last year to become chief financial officer of Bonneville Pacific Corp.
Grose came to Weber College in 1939 as an assistant librarian. She later became head librarian and head cataloger. Prior to her retirement in 1975, she completed an eight-year project to reclassify library holdings from the Dewey decimal system to the Library of Congress classification.
Grose received an associate degree from Weber College in 1931. She later received degrees from the University of Utah, University of Denver and University of Southern California.
Lindquist has held high office in several important Ogden community organizations. In addition to her leadership of the YWCA, she served as president of the Children's Aid Society and the Junior League of Ogden. In 1987, Lindquist and her husband, John Lindquist, received the Ogden Chamber of Commerce "Wall of Fame" award. They have sponsored several concerts, capital improvement projects and lecture series at Weber State.