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RADEWIND if.i;(-jj;i,ii'j f VOLUME 1, NUMBER 9 UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF PROVO MONDAY FEB. 3, 1975 Peterson Retires, Recalls Progress By Oswald Dale Peterson, Vice-President of UTC at Provo, has decided to retire after six years of loyal service to this college. Mr. Peterson first joined the staff of UTC in September of 1969, as Director of Continuing Education. At the end of that year, Dr. Royce Flandro, who was Vice-President at that time, resigned. Mr. Peterson was then appointed to this position which he has held until now. Prior to his position here, he served in positions in Arizona, in the Salt Lake School, and on the staff of the Utah Board of Education, as state specialist in Trade And Industrial Education. He spent five years at Dixie College as Dean of Applied Arts And Science. In 1974 he became principal of the day school when it first started, at what is now the Utah Technical College at Salt Lake. Mr. Peterson together with Howard Gundersen, rented the old Troy Laundry building, and was the one who planned the remodling of the building and establishing the courses that started the college.We asked Mr. Peterson about his plans for the future, and he replied, "Well I don't know. I will probably join the ranks of the elderly unemployed who are slowly starving to death. There are a lot of things I want to do, and I don't intend to retire to the rocking chair. I hope to be as active as I am now." "The reason I must retire is so I will have time to take care of some personal interests." When asked about the accomplishments of UTC during his administration, he said, "We've had an awful lot of accomplishments, but I wouldn't want to assume that they all happened because I was here. We've been favored by tremendous enrollment of students, and with that enrollment growth, increased funding, and both legislative appropriations and tuition funding, and as a result of that we've expanded very fx V Gardener heavily. "At the time I came here, the present building was about adequate, as a matter of fact, we had one or two spots we weren't fully utilizing. Now we rent two buildings downtown, the Bonham Building and the Norton Building for a total of 44,000 sq. feet. We have the trailers out in the north parking lot that are being fully utilized by the Business Department and General Ed. You 'can't say that these were because of me, but these axe some satisfactions that I've had. One great thrill was when we got an $8 million approriation for starting the new campus. That is now a reality with construction on threee new buildings due to start this month." When asked about his feelings toward the students, he said, "Let me go back in time a few years, when I was up in the state office, I had reasonably close contact with the school, with President Sorensen, the older faculty, and a chance to observe the students. As a result, I I had developed a high regard for President Sorenson and an awareness of the high quality of the students that go to this college." "I came to the college of my own choice. I could see a lot of great things about to happen up here, and I told president Sorenson I would like to be a part of it. He was agreeable to the idea and brought me on board." "I think the quality of our students speak for themselves. I'm not the only one who is impressed by them, but to are their employers as is evident by how rapidly our students progress when they get on the job. A lot of them are only out of school a few years when they become foremen." "Generally speaking, our students not only develop technical skills, but also high ideals of character. They are clean-cut "This college has a great future!": V GOVERNOR RAMPTON declares.Vocational Aechnical week. Hew Campus Groundbreaking To Start This Month DALE PETERSON joins elderly unemployed. NEWS BUREAU The automotive trades and business buildings are top priority for construction and will be in use before the proposed student center on the new Orem campus for Utah Technical College atProvo. This was emphasized today by Utah Tech President Wilson W. Sorensen, who said the need for classroom and laboratory space in automobile trades and business comes ahead of the student center.Low bids on the automotive and business buildings are expected to be awarded soon, said Presi; dent Sorensen, because they were well under the architect's estimates. The actual awarding is . expected to take place in the near future in view of the qualifying nature of the bids. It is believed, said President Sorensen, that classes can begin in the automotive and business divisions by the start of the fall quarter in 1976. The way toward construction of the new student union building moved a step closer last week when the state senate joined the house in approving a plan whereby revenue bonds can be sold to help finance the building. Since the senate and house versions differed slightly, they must work out a compromise on the1 two plans. The student union building will cost an estimated$l,600,000 of which $500,000 is already available from student fees accumulated for that purpose. The remainder will come from the revenue bonds to be repaid from revenues of the building, including food services and other means. President Sorensen pointed out that no tax money can be used for the student center. Construction of the center must of course, await satisfactory bids, and in any event the automotive trades andbusiness buildings will get construction priority. "We need the student center on the new campus," said President Sorensen, "but we need actual classroom and laboratory facilities in automotive trades and business first." Successful low bids have also been recieved on a new heating plant and reallignment of canals on the campus, and construction will go ahead simultaneously with the automotive and business buildings. Funds for the automotive and business building, heating plant and canal reallignment wil' be covered by the $8,000,000 appropriated by the state legislature as the initial construction phase of the new campus. Automotive and business facilities were given priorities because these are now off-campus rented quarters or temporary classroom trailers on the Provo campus. Meanwhile, noted President Sorensen, instruction will continue as usual on the Provo campus through the rest of this school year andnext.andbeyound that in departments not covered by facilities on the new campus until they can be built. . The President noted that the proposed new student center will be a functionalbuilding, providing food services, bookstore facilities, and other needed facilities for the studentbody. ' I Special Valentine's Offer LiV.e to surprize your "Special Someone"? Buy himher a Valentine in the Valentine Special issue of the Tradewinds 0 Special Rates- This issue only! 2 column Inches for $1.00 (12 price) : A X Give your valentine & your money to the r P-Joo T tt- 09 ireasurers omce.
|Description||Tradewinds was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo, between 1971-12-14 and 1984-11-15.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo--History; Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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