Merit of Honor awards will be presented May 19 to 14 graduates or former students during the annual University of Utah Emeritus Club Awards Dinner.
Sponsored by the U. Alumni Association, the gathering in the Olpin Union ballroom will include a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7, followed by the awards presentation by Stephen B. Nebeker, association president, and Sue D. Christensen, vice president.Tickets at $12.50 per person are available through the association; reservations can be made by calling 581-6995.
The class of 1948 joins the Emeritus Club this year. Members are alumni who left the university at least 40 years ago. Award recipients, chosen for professional and civic contributions and for their support of the university, are:
-Julie Cuthbert Allen, Class of '47, is a retired Salt Lake school teacher and civic worker. She is a life master of the American Contract Bridge League and taught bridge for 20 years. She has been a member of the U.'s Alumni Board.
-Herald L. Carlston, Class of '36 and '41, is a retired director of the U. Placement and Career Information Center. He was coordinator of veteran affairs and the U. for 22 years and tennis coach three years.
-Neil L. Davis, who attend the U. through 1930, is a retired Salt Lake insurance executive. He covered Utah and southern Utah for general insurance companies for 10 years and was the agent of record for the state of Utah fire insurance program 20 years.
-Diana Devine Felt, Class of '44, is a former Salt Lake County director of administrative services and was assistant director of the Human Services Department and executive director of the county's Mental Health Board.
-Halbert S. Greaves, Class of '29, is a retired U. professor of communication. He taught at Utah State Agricultural College six years before beginning a 29-year career at the U.
-Elmer C. Jenkins, Class of 1923, is a retired Salt Lake savings and loan executive. He was director of American Savings and Loan for 48 years and executive vice president and manager of the Hawaii division for 25 years.
-Katherine Christensen Kercher, Class of '38, is a musician and actress. She has enjoyed a career as a pianist, organist and chorister and continues to write and direct plays and skits. She reviews plays and books and performs as a reader and monologist in St. Louis, Mo., where she resides.
-Merline Clark Leaming, who attended the U. through 1942, is a Salt Lake interior designer who works with clients throughout the Western United States. She is executive vice president of Clark Leaming Inc. and partner in Clark Leaming Designs for Business.
-Harry D. Pugsley, Class of '32 and '35, is a former partner in the Salt Lake law firm of Pugsley, Hayes and Rampton. He is director of legal affairs for the copyright division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
-Mildred Derricott Rordame Quinn, Class of '46 and '50, is professor emeritia in the U. College of Nursing, where she was dean 19 years. She taught public health nursing at the U. 30 years.
-Helene Druke Shaw, who received a diploma in 1931, is a retired concert pianist and teacher. With her late husband, she performed throughout the United States and Europe. She also was the owner and operator of several Arthur Murray dance studios in Utah.
-Ruth Pingree Smith, Class of '27, is a retired teacher. She began her career in 1927, teaching sixth grade at Hamilton Elementary School and retired from the Brigham Young University Hawaii campus English department in 1974.
-Barbara Lindquist Tanner, Class of '37, is an active volunteer and community service worker. She was president of the Utah Symphony Guild, was a founder of Utah Girls Village and is a symphony board member.
-Norman C. Tanner, who attended the U. until 1937, is president and a co-owner of O.C. Tanner Manufacturing Co. He was vice president of the firm for 46 years and is a former president and now chairman of the Utah Arthritis Foundation.