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TOE UT FMIE Coming Soon... to an Award Wining Weekly Tall Tales from Texas ncaca As told by the people who were there! Tuesday, March 31, 1987 Utah Technical College ProvoOrem, Box 16016, Provo, Utah 84603 Volume 15 Number 21 Hydraulics Tops in the There are a lot of schools that teach hydraulics. Usually that means a little theory and a little practical work. Not at Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem where hydraulics is a vital part of the Diesel and Heavy Duty Mechanics program. Enough so that hydraulics alone often sells the program to prospective students and employers. Doug Bradley and Spencer Hardman, the two hydraulics instuctors at the College, put a lot of emphasis on their work. "We do a lot of theory and a lot of hands-on experience," Bradley said, "More than any other school in the area and more than most schools in the country. Hydraulics is often the selling point for our program." For those who don't know what hydraulics is, Crosby explained. "It's power transfer by fluid," he said. "Almost any area of diesel mechanics you go into requires hydraulics." For many, diesel mechanics brings visions of large rigs rolling down the nation's highways. In reality, trucks are a small part. "Hydraulics is used extensively in mining, agriculture and earth-moving," Bradley said. "Trucking is actually a very light part of the industry." For- example, just about everything used in underground nruiiing is run by hydraulics. A single power line is run to the machine, then everything else is done by hydraulics. "Underground you have to be careful of dust and gas hazards that could cause an explosion," Bradley said. "Running hydraulic hoses is safer. It's also more compact and more maintenance-free." Agriculture is another area where hydraulics has become esssential. Many of the machines seen out in the fields are literally hydrostatic. "The engine turns a large hydraulic pump and each wheel has its own hydraulic motor," Crosby explains. "The drive shaft is a series of hoses from the pump to the wheels." The fact that the College offers two quarters in hydraulics, one basic and one advanced, increased a student's chances at good placement following graduation. "We had one company recruiter tell us the reason he come to UTC was the hydraulics UTC Loses Roger Honeyman, retired employee of Utah Technical College, passed away March 22 of heart failure at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Honeyman began his career at UTC as an instructor of English, Communications and . Human Relations. In 1967, he wa named chairman of the Evening School and later served as director of Public Relations and Job Placement Coordinator. From 1965-68, as director of Vocational Education at Utah State Prison, he developed an educational prison program that became a model for other institutions around the country. He is best remembered around the state for his energetic high school recruiting tours. Dr. Wayne O. Kearney, supervisor and friend, states that Honeyman was a devoted advocate for vocational education. "He had a lot of different jobs at the college," says Kearney, "he was responsible for public relations, developing and printing the catalog and all brochures, placement, high school recruiting Program Nation program," Crosby said. "His company considered it one of the strongest programs in the nation. The only ones stronger are strictly two-year hydraulics programs." The theory and practical experience the students receives while at the College gives them a head start on a new job. Graduates know more than how to change parts. "One of the biggest problems in the industry is that there are a lots of part changers that can't troubleshoot," Bradley said. "Our students shine in thinking it through and doing it right." Crosby explains that to repair a bad system you must understand the engineering principles. You don't have to be an engineer but you need to understand the principles involved if you are going to troubleshoot, he said. That is a top priority in the UTC program. "We have the students design circuits using different valves on our test benches," Crosby said "Then they troubleshoot the system and experiment until they find where the malfunction is." Acording to Bradley, anybody can teach a student to tear something down and put it back together. "But the student must know what makes the system work if they are troubleshooting," he said. "That needs to be done without guessing and without unnecessary component replacement." Teaching those principles to the students so they can enter the job market ready to benefit a company is a big plus in why students enroll at UTC. Recently, the program's reputation has brought it students from the East Coast, Alaska, Scotland, Japan and Samoa. "Those who really do research into the program will come here," Bradley said. "We have a strong program with a good track record for placement." That placement is critical in today's market. Many graduates move right into heavy earth-moving equipment shops, like John Deere and Caterpillar. Others are employed in mining applications and agriculture with a few moving into trucking. With the emphasis that UTC places on the hydraulics program, it's easy to see why they are at the top of their class and intend to stay that way. Friend and u t Roger Honeyman and a lot of other assignments from the president. You always knew where you stood with Roger," he continues, "he never played games." UTC Past President Wilson W. Sorensen recalls that Honeyman was an important and vital part of the rapid growth of UTC which has occurred during President Emeritus is Founder of UTC Sorensen Brings Miracle to Utah Editor's note: This article on President Emeritus Wilson W. Sorensen was the journalism class final. bv Caroline Chapman From humble beginnings emerged the "Miracle in Utah Valley-" Utah Technical College. Taking the reins of leadership in March, 1946, President Wilson W. Sorensen was with the school through 37 years of major changes and developments. Humble beginnings is an apt description for both Sorensen and UTC. Growing up on a farm during the Depression, Sorensen learned the value of hard work. He worked his way through Brigham Young University as a carpenter for 25 cents an hour. He then worked as a purchasing agent for UTC from 1941 until his appointment as director in 1946. Sorensen was then given the opportunity to prove his worth. UTC began as a handful of industrial arts classes taught in various school districts through the state. As 80 percent of jobs were in the vocational area, the need for vocational educations escalated. At first, the classes were consolidated in a barracks building in South Provo. However, to meet the growing demand, land was purchased that resulted in the formation of the present UTC Provo campus. The main function of the school $61,000 Donated For New Nursing Facility Over $61,000 was donated by ten companies, organizations or foundations, to Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem's Practical Nursing program, which purchased 16 new patient care units to be used by the 100 students enrolled in classes. "Our facilities are the most current in the state," Karen Swendsen, director of Practical Nursing, said. "It isstate-of-the-art equipment that is being used in actual clinical facilities and every nursing student will have access to them." Electrically operated beds, intravenous rods, overbed tables, and bedside cabinets are included in each patient care unit. Oxygen and suction capabilities are Strong Advocate the past 25 years. He states, "Whenever we wanted someone to represent the school in its best possible way, with a professional appearance, articulate speech and knowledge about the school, Roger was the best person to do that. He was always positive about the college and it always had the best possible image when Roger represented it." Honeyman is best remembered by friends for the "pet" names he attached to them. These 'terms of endearment' made a lasting imprint on them and perhaps the most honorable tribute that can be paid to him is that his remembrance brings a warm smile and a happy feeling to those who knew him. He was born August 14, 1920 in Tippicanoe City, Ohio, and received a BA in English and a MA in Educational Administration from Brigham Young University. He taught in Fillmore, Utah, Orem Junior High School, Lchi High School and in Paris, Idaho. He married Hilma Hcnrie in 1941 in Wickenburg, Arizona, and later - "V Of) n i tA ' ' x I II I - I ... II. ll... . I.I. Id President Wilson W. Sorensen was to prepare the students for jobs. - As UTC continued to expand, more building space was needed. Further expansion of the Provo Campus was impossible and Sorensen began his search for a new location. Through what available in six of the units. Donors included: Mountain Bell, Utah Power and Light Company, Intermountain Health Care, Educators Mutual, Bamberger Foundation, Jumki Foundation, Harris Foundation, Zions Bank, Hill-Rom, and the Kiwanis Club. All donors will be honored and the facilities displayed at an open house to be held April 22, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on the Orem campus. Because the one-year nursing program is designed to give students practical experience, the new units will help make classroom learning more realistic in a simulated hospital setting. Students begin working at the marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He finished his 1939-1943 U.S. Army career as a second lieutenant. He was past president of the Exchange Club, a member of the Provo Chamber of Commerce and the Elkcs Lodge No. 849 of Provo. His hobbies included reading and home gardening and he was known to advertise "organic cherries." He was renown as a "hometown kitchen gourmet" and published cooking hints and recipes in the Daily Herald under the column "Cooking For a Man-by a Man," by Rogcre'. He is survived by his wife of Provo, two daughters: Mrs. Darrell G. (Lynda) Avery of Boise, Idaho; Mrs. Robert E. (LceAnn) Nay of West Jodan, Utah; one son: Kelly D. Honeyman of Payson, Utah; 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and two sisters: Lisle A. Johnson of Goleta, California, and LaDonna Muhlhauscr of Salem, Oregon. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven D. Honeyman. may be considered extreme luck, 121 acres were found in Orem, close to the freeway. After discussing the action with community leaders in Provo, the governor, and the legislature committee, Sorensen was able to purchase the land for $30,000. local health care facilities during their second quarter of classes. Up to 66 persent of their time is spent on the job by the completion of their studies. Clinical rotations, enabling students to be exposed to a variety of nursing suties, are included in the program. Rotations include medical, surgical, and pediatricobstetrics areas. Students are admitted to the program each quarter with the exception of Summer Quarter. There is no waiting list for admittance, but students must maintain a high grade point average to remain in the program. "It is important that students maintain a high grade point Inside Editorials Page 2 Career Students Cheating Students Price of Life Graduation Page 3 Campus Neujs Pages 3,4,6 Sports Page 5 CSI UJins NJcnn Ladg LUolues Lose Ski Team UJins Sidelines Valley That was in 1965. Today it is valued at $66,000 per acre. With this stroke of fortune, Sorensen and his fellow administrators began work on the new location. Because of a shortage of funds, the actual building was not started for the next eight years. It was during this time that the master plan was developed for the entire 121 acres. Architects scoured the country in search of the most economical, functional design. As a result, the plan was unique. The main idea was to give handicapped students the opportunity to go anywhere in the school without any assistance. It also gave UTC the distinction of being the only place of higher education in the state with a master plan. Most institutions are added onto as needed, giving some a ramshackle effect Even now, there is work to be done. Sorensen stated, "If funding had been available, the entire master plan would have been completed five years ago." Retiring in 1982, Sorensen still takes an interest in UTC. As the leading force behind this "miracle," he watched it grow from a handful of classes with 250 students to a junior college with a studentbody of over 6,000. Sorensen considers UTC to "have the best future of any school in the state. UTC will serve the needs of the community for many years to come." average in order to do well with certification exams and in the workplace," Swendsen said. "Students are also able to articulate courses to studies leading to a registered nurse degree at Weber, Westminster, B YU or the University of Utah." Recent studies show that Utah and the nation will experience a 20 percent shortfall by 1990 in the number of nurses, according to Swendsen. The 11-member nursing faculty is also teaching more male students in the traditionally female dominated profession. For further information about the Practical Nursing program at Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem, call 226-5000, extension 300.
|Title||UTC Press, 1987-03-31|
|Description||UTC Press was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem from February 07, 1985 to June 1, 1987.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The U.T.C. Press, 1987-03-31|
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