Five Alumni Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards from USU

Mar 12, 2013

Utah State University turns 125 this year. To celebrate, the USU Distinguished Alumni Association is honoring five individuals during the annual USU founders Day Celebration.

The distinguished alum award recipients will be honored for their service to the University and the community.

Utah Public Radio would like to acknowledge award recipients Jack Keller, Sally Keller, Maj. Gen. Brian L. Tarbet, Rick Haskins and Michael Sutton.

Jack Keller has worked on projects in more than 60 countries around the world and has helped rural areas with irrigation needs and holistic vegetable gardening. Jack is currently the founder and chief executive officer of Keller -Bliesner Engineering.

Sally has devoted much of her life to volunteer work to benefit the Cache Valley community, the state of Utah and beyond. She founded the Alternative Gift Market and Global Village Gifts with all profits going to help the homeless, hungry, and impoverished.

Maj. Gen. Brian L. Tarbet is well known for his military service career spanning nearly 40 years. He has served his country and the state of UT in various capacities since beginning his career as both a member of the United states Army and as a lawyer.

Rick Haskins has enjoyed a 30-year career that spans from his beginnings as a brand manager at Proctor and Gamble in Ohio, to his  current position as executive VP of marketnig and digital programs  for the CW network in California.

Since leaving USU to pursue  graduate studies in Marine Biology at the University of Sydney, Australia, Michael has become a well known advocate for wildlife conservation around the world.

Congratulations to each of the Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients, from Utah Public Radio.
To find out more about the award recipients, visit the USU webpage.