Alan and Karen Ashton are the recipients of the Salt Lake Management Society and the Utah Chapter of the BYU Management Society's 1998 Distinguished Utahn of the Year Award.

The couple will be presented the award at a dinner and reception Fri-day, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building of the Salt Lake Management Society.Karen Ashton has spent many hours serving her community and church throughout her life, and Alan Ashton was co-founder and president of WordPerfect Corp.

To make reservations for the dinner party, contact Rick Skousen at 359-2939.