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Snow College

Snow College is a rural, two-year state college located in Ephraim, Utah, U.S. It offers certificates and associate degrees in a number of areas, along with a bachelors degree in music.


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Buster The Badger
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Founded in 1888 by local citizens as Sanpete Stake Academy, the school was later renamed Snow Academy to honor leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Lorenzo Snow and Erastus Snow. It is one of the oldest junior colleges west of the Mississippi. The name was changed to Snow College in 1923. The college was transferred from the LDS Church to the State of Utah in 1932. The college has an enrollment of approximately 4,100 students. In addition to the main (82 acres (330,000 m2)) Ephraim campus, Snow College maintains the Snow College Richfield Campus (56 acres (230,000 m2)) in Richfield, Utah. Snow College athletic teams, known as the Badgers, are consistently highly ranked; its football team went undefeated and won the National Junior College Championship in 1985, with the team inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2010, and finished #2 in 2006. Its football players often go on to play at FBS Division schools. In addition to athletics, Snow College has a notable music program. The Horne School of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1997, and is also an All Steinway School.Some Snow College music graduates go on to play in some of the finest groups and colleges in the world. In addition, Snow hosts a number of music camps, including the Juilliard Jazz Summer Workshop and the Manhattan to the Mountains Chamber Workshop, held annually. In 2012, the Horne School of Music began offering the first baccalaureate program in the history of the college, a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music and is partnered with the Juilliard School. The theatre arts program at Snow College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is affiliated with the Juilliard Drama Division. It regularly produces five major productions each year as well as a student produced season of Black Box productions and a summer program featuring instructors from the Juilliard Drama Division. The graduates from the theatre arts program are regularly accepted into upper division and graduate programs nationally and are frequently found in professional theatre companies and businesses throughout the United States.

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Snow College continues a tradition of excellence, encourages a culture of innovation, and cultivates an atmosphere of engagement to advance students in the achievement of their educational goals. Snow College strives to fulfill its mission by: Honoring its history and advancing its rich tradition of learning by providing a vibrant learning environment that empowers students to achieve their educational goals, encouraging and supporting innovative initiatives that create dynamic learning experiences for the college community, and creating learning and service opportunities, locally and globally, to engage students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities



Founded in 1982, the Snow College Foundation is dedicated to the philanthropic support of Snow College. The Foundation provides support through the development of charitable contributions as well as through creating community awareness of, and involvement with, the College. The Snow College Foundation Board of Directors is a volunteer group of community leaders and alumni. The Foundation Board includes the following individuals: James Tatton, M.D.�Chair Jim Tatton is an adjunct professor of biology at Snow College. After graduating from Snow College, Jim received a bachelor�s degree from the University of Utah and an M.D. from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has served as a clinical associate professor in family medicine at both the University of Utah and A.T. Still University in Missouri. Jim and his wife, Kristine, reside in Nephi. Randy Cox�Vice Chair Randy Cox has been in the brokerage industry for more than 30 years. He was branch manager at Kidder, Peabody for 10 years and has managed investments for high net worth individuals and corporations since 1994. He is currently the managing director for investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, in Salt Lake City. Randy graduated from Snow College and went on to receive his bachelor�s degree in economics and a master�s degree in business from Brigham Young University. He and his wife are the parents of five children. Eddie Cox Eddie Cox is the president and general manager of CentraCom Interactive. He and his cousin Branch have worked together in the telecommunications business for over 38 years, turning a small business into a full-service communications company that serves more than 20,000 customers. He was the first chairman of the Sanpete County Economic Development Committee and has also served as a Sanpete County Commissioner. Eddie and his wife, Lesa, have eight children. Dan Jorgensen Dan Jorgensen owns the Bar-J Ranch in south-central Utah. His family has been farming and ranching in Sanpete, Grand, and Sevier counties for six generations. Dan has been active on the boards for both the Traditional Building Skills Institute and the Horne School of Music. He and his wife, Elaine, have restored and renovated an old pioneer home near the Snow College campus. Doug Barton Doug Barton has owned and operated his broadcast company for over 33 years. In 1975, he built KMTI-AM in Manti, and his broadcast company currently includes six radio stations. He currently serves on the Snow College Board of Trustees, is a former stake president of the Snow College First LDS Stake, and is president of the Mormon Miracle Pageant. Doug and his wife, Marianne, have eight children. LeAnn Stoddard LeAnn Stoddard is a stay-at-home mom with three adult children, one teenager, and three adorable grandkids. Over the years, she has been involved with various civic, church, educational, and political organizations, and she currently volunteers with Rural Health Care Foundation. She is a proud graduate of Snow College; her husband, Mark, also attended Snow College, and, to date, she has three children who are Snow College graduates. Rosie Marie Connor, MPH�Executive Director Rosie Connor joined Snow College in September 2009. After earning a bachelor�s degree in Agricultural Communications from the University of Illinois, she moved to Southern California where she spent most of her professional career with numerous non-profit organizations. She earned her master�s degree in Public Health from the University of Southern California. Gary L. Carlston Dr. Gary L. Carlston serves as the Interim President of Snow College. Originally from Fairview in Sanpete County, Dr. Carlston graduated from Snow College with an associate degree, and from Utah State University with bachelors and masters of education degrees. He earned a doctorate in Educational Administration at Brigham Young University. Dr. Carlston served for twelve years on the Snow College Institutional Council/Board of Trustees and was its chair for ten years. He currently serves as an education policy advisor for Prosperity 2020. Marvin Dodge Marvin Dodge currently serves as Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services at Snow College. He oversees all financial operations at the College, including the business office, cashiers, treasury services, purchasing, and auditing. Prior to arriving at Snow College, Marvin worked for three Utah governors in various assignments. Marvin has been involved in a number of civic activities and enjoys living with his family in Ephraim.



Rural 82 Acres (0.33�Km2)