Utah Valley Community College's Board of Trustees has voted to name the Automotive Technology Building after LaVorn and Bea Sparks in honor of contributions of time and resources they have made to the college.
"The Automotive Technology Building has particular significance since LaVorn has been so instrumental in the creation of the auto expo and obtaining scholarships and equipment for the automotive program," said Kerry D. Romesburg, president of UVCC.Romesburg said the Sparks donations have included automobiles, some of which are antique, cash and a library of approximately 600 rare books and magazines.
Among the books donated was a limited edition frenchman's copy of the Gutenberg Bible and first editions of the LDS scriptures such as the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.
"The college is greatful to receive such a rare collection of books and magazines," Romesburg said.
A naming ceremony for the Automotive Technology Building and the Sparks Special Collection Room will be held later in the year.