An LDS church official and a well-known Utah businesswoman will be granted honorary degrees by Salt Lake Community College during commencement June 9.
The exercises will begin at 6 p.m. on the college quad, with Wm. Rolfe Kerr, Utah commissioner for higher education, as speaker.Honorees will be Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, one of the presidents of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Debbi Fields, founder and president of Mrs. Fields Cookies.
Elder Pinnock has been a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy since Oct. 1, 1977, and in 1979 became general president of the LDS Sunday School, serving in that position until September 1986.
He is a member of the State Business and Economic Development Board, the Utah Economic Development Corp. board and the Westminster College board. He also serves on the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce board and Committee of One Hundred.
Fields opened here first cookie outlet in 1977 in California. The business now includes 400 stores throughout the United States and in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Canada and England.
She has been recognized both for her business acumen and her emphasis on family life. With her husband, Randy, she also has become noted as a philanthropist, concerned primarily with the needs of children.