SUU Homecoming

SUU Homecoming 2017

October 2-7, 2017

Alumni at the Homecoming Game

Homecoming at SUU is a celebration of the splendid panoply of collegiate life, as well as of the community that supports it. It is, of course, an opportunity for alumni to build and renew friendships and alliances with the University, including today’s students, and to be buoyed by shared ties, but it is also something greater. Whether you were a student of the BAC or CSU, of SUSC, or SUU, whether you are a student today, are a parent of a Thunderbird, a descendant of a founding family or another treasured friend of the University, you share in the rich and singular heritage of SUU. Special memories of the institution abound, and Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity to rekindle that pleasant spirit of belonging. The cohesiveness of the University forms the frame of every Homecoming and this year’s events will certainly strengthen the ties that bind us all together.

Homecoming parade

Upcoming Events

Dive-In– Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
 Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
 SUU PE Building, 2-56 N 600 W
Cars 3 & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Ben Rector in Concert– Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Centrum Arena, 109 S 800 W

Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is coming to SUU for Homecoming 2017!

Adult tickets are $25; Youth $20; and SUU students are $15. Purchase your tickets at

Miss SUU– Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Auditorium Theatre, S 300 W

Cardboard Boat Race– Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 SUU PE Building, 2-56 N 600 W

The boat race will be at the SUU pool. All SUU students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to build a boat and race or come and watch the fun.

Professor Richard Cozzens will be holding cardboard boat building workshops on Thursday, September 28 from 6:00-7:00 p and Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for anyone who would like help building a boat.

Official rules can be found at:

You can register at

APEX Focus Event – Alumni Spotlight – Richard Miller– Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 Whiting Room, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center

Richard G. Miller earned a BS degree in 1990 followed by a master’s degree in accounting, both from SUU, and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2008, as part of the U.S. Army War College. He retired as an active-duty colonel with the National Guard in June 2016, after a distinguished, three-decade military career that culminated with six years of service as G-1, or personnel director, for the Utah National Guard’s 5,000-plus members. He is now the senior human resource manager for Domo, Inc., a computer software company in American Fork, Utah. An artillery officer, among his National Guard service postings was the command of Cedar City’s 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery, during its 18-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2006. Miller and his wife, Rhonda (’91), are the parents of six children.

Alumni Banquet– Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 R. Haze Hunter Conference Center

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Homecoming Banquet in the Gilbert Great Hall. Dinner will be served.

This year the Homecoming Honorees are: Richard Miller, Outstanding Alumnus; Jim Johnson, Distinguished Service; and Crystal Sekaquaptewa, Young Alumnus.

Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations Office at (435) 586-7777 or by Monday, October 2nd.

Volleyball vs. Idaho– Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Purchase tickets at or at the Centrum Ticket Office.

Powder Puff Football Game– Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Eccles Coliseum

Pep Rally– Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Eccles Coliseum

Soccer vs. Idaho State– Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Thunderbird Soccer Field

Free admission

SUUSA Executive Council Reunion– Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star Room

All former member of SUUSA’s executive council members, and guests, are invited to attend.

Alumni Band Concert– Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 Heritage Center Theater, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, UT

Alumni and current SUU band students will unite for one fantastic concert at Cedar City’s Heritage Center. Admission is FREE and all are invited to attend.

Forever Red– Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
 Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
 Upper Quad

Live music, food, interactive games & activities, bounces houses, photo booth and fireworks. Free and open to all.

True T-Bird Night– Oct 7 @ 0:00 am – 0:05 am
 Oct 7 @ 0:00 am – 0:05 am
 Founders’ Monument

Kiss your sweetheart in the Founders’ Monument plaza at midnight to become a True T-Bird. One kiss is all it takes. The event will only last five minutes, so be sure to come with someone special.

Hosted by the SUU Student Alumni Association.

SUUper Sorrel 5K Run/Walk– Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
 Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
 SUU Campus
The race will start on the north side of the PE Parking Lot on W

Football & Volleyball Results from Tonight

Cedar High School Redmen football lost to Desert Hills Thunder 13-37.

Canyon View High School Falcons football lost to Hurricane Tigers 3-16.

SUU Thunderbirds volleyball lost to Utah State Aggies 1-3.

Don’t forget to support the Southern Utah University football team Saturday at 6:00 pm when they take on Northern Iowa.


CVHS Talon Craft Fair

The CVHS Talon Craft Fair will be held November 17-18, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday at Canyon View High School (166 W 1925 N, Cedar City). Admission is $1 per person. Local crafters and vendors will be selling holiday gifts. Enjoy fun, food, drawings, and entertainment. For more information call 435-531-9370. Vendor forms can be found on the bottom left of the Canyon View High School home page.

Fee is $75 per booth plus a donation for the drawing. Booth size is approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. Setup for the fair will begin on November 17th at 3:00 pm and must be done by 5:00 pm.

Various groups will be performing on both days. Santa will make a special visit on Saturday.


Cedar High Redmen Football Beats Canyon View Falcons

Cedar works late magic to beat Canyon View

Cedar quarterback Jaxon Garrett took the snap and dropped into the pocket, surveying the scene in front of him. He pumped once, then again, before unleashing a spiral into night sky. When the football landed in the waiting arms of Luke Maggio, the Redmen suddenly had life again in a crosstown rivalry game that had been dominated by Canyon View for 3 1/2 quarters on Friday night.

SUU Trademarks “University of the Parks”

SUU Trademarks “University of the Parks” | 2017 News | News & Press | SUU

After filing government paperwork and months of waiting, Southern Utah University has officially trademarked the University of the Parks. By incorporating SUU’s academic offerings and its geographic location, the University of the Parks designation sets SUU apart and promotes a unique proposition for students interested in the outdoors and experiencing hands-on learning outside of the classroom.

SUU Gymnastics Ranked Number 9 Nationally!

Flippin’ Birds Rank No. 9 Nationally Following First Meet

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Following their first meet of the season the Thunderbird gymnastics team rocketed up the National polls, and are now ranked ninth in the entire country. SUU‘s 196.150 against the Cardinal of Stanford placed them ninth, one spot ahead of Michigan who they will take on later this season.

SUU Women’s Basketball Loses to Idaho 68-85

Vandals steal win from Thunderbirds

Southern Utah University’s women’s basketball team’s losing streak was extended to six games in a row after losing last night to the Vandals of the University of Idaho, 68-85. “Short-term memory is important to stay positive,” Head Coach Chris Boettcher said. “I trust in our kids that they are not quitters they are competitors.

CHS Alumni 1988 (Cedar High School)

List of alumni that were senior students at Cedar High School in 1988:

Ron Adair
Tory Adair
Bret Allred
Lee Allton
Bruce Anderson
Craig Anderson
Heather Anderson
Melanie Anderson
Natalie Anderson
Ryan Anderson
Rafael Arteaga
Jon Ashdown
Ricci Ashdown
Chris Atkin
Don Backus
David Bairett
Lance Baldry
Brad Barnes
Ryan Barnes
Allan Barr
Mike Barrick
Chari Batt
Jason Batt
Jason Beacham
Kerbi Bedonie
Rand Bettridge
Vickie Bia
Tony Bigelow
Robyn Bishop
Garyson Bitsoie
Mike Blackburn
Kim Blackner
Lori Blackner
Jackie Blake
Marci Bogedahl
Kendra Bohman
Kathy Bohne
Scott Bonzo
Todd Boyer
Russell Bradshaw
Denise Braegger
Don Brinkerhoff
Scott Brooksby
Kristen Brown
Ryan Brown
Russel Brunson
Stacy Bryant
Amber Bulloch
Cody Bulloch
Darren Bulloch
Natalie Bulloch
Nikole Bulloch
David Burbidge
April Bybee
Eric Carpenter
Stacy Chamberlain
Angelle Cheek
Willie Chidester
Carlos Clark
Nancy Clark
Teresa Clark
Janette Cornelius
Tonya Carnelius
Amy Corry
DeLynn Corry
Daniel Cotts
Mark Covington
Kimberly Dalley
VaLyn Darrington
Denice Daughton
Beau Davis
Kristin Davis
Chris Dedrick
Mike Dedrick
Tony Despain
Darcie Dotson
Brian Dunaway
Travis Duran
Jennifer Durdin
Dan Earle
Echo Edwards
Jason Edwards
Shane Esplin
Tracy Esplin
Cathy Evans
Derk Evans
Susan Evans
Mike Felix
Codi Fitch
Craig Flanigan
Chad Forbush
Scott Forsyth
Nick Froyd
Layne Fullmer
Amy Gale
Billy Gardner
Quinn Gardiner
Tyler Garfield
Scott Garrett
Ken Gilbert
Candace Giles
Lynnette Gilger
Lynnette Goodwin
Veronique Goupil
Stephanie Graf
Mason Graff
Rachel Graff
Teryl Gray
Brian Green
Jennifer Grimshaw
Brent Hall
Mark Hancey
Brandon Harding
Karolee Harding
Jason Hatch
Loni Hatch
Lori Heath
Lisa Heaton
Larry Heywood
Phil Hickman
Lisa Hollinger
Russell Holyoak
Shelly Hopwood
Jennifer Hughes
Joe Hughes
Jeff Humphries
Chad Hunter
Heidi Hunter
Richard Huntsman
Amy Hyer
Rebecca Israel
Theressa James
Brian A. Jensen
Brian L. Jensen
Jennifer Johnson
Jeniffer C. Johnson
Nicole Johnson
Angie Jones
Brennen Jones
Danny Jones
Marcy Jones
Melissa Jones
Tracy Jones
Jason Kimball
LaNeta Kimball
Matthew Knight
Robbie Knight
Jason Komarek
Kyle Lambeth
Peggy Larsen
Jerod Larson
Kevin Lasson
Milea Leding
Randy Leep
Bobette LeFevre
Matt LeFevre
Cathy Lipscomb
Nathan Lunceford
Kregg Lunt
Richard MacRae
Vicki Mancini
Darren Marchant
Kirk Marchant
Charo Marsal
Leslie Matheson
Jerry Maxwell
Kurtis Maxwell
Teri Maxwell
Jason McCoy
Roy McKeen
Troy McKinnon
Mark Melling
Kris Mendenhall
Jason Mercer
Mike Miller
Sharlene Miller
Steve Millett
Jason Mitchell
Heidi Molyneux
Charla Monds
Chris Monson
Nicalyn Morris
Matt Moyle
Alene Munford
Nicole Muschner
Jennifer Nakken
Debie Neilson
Ericka Nichols
Barry Nielson
Per Norberg
Becky O’Neal
Sonja Oliekan
Camille Orton
Nichole Oyler
Jennifer Palmer
Stacey Palmer
Tracy Palmer
Catharine Parke
David Parke
Sonia Parker
Katie Parry
Jon Paulsen
Lacey Perkins
Brandon Peterson
Jim Peterson
Shannon Pollard
Devey Powell
Lanora Powell
David Price
NanciAnne Prince
Perry Ray
Ryan Reeves
Carla Richman
Rochelle Rigby
Jason Robb
Grant Roberts
Wallace Rogers
John Rollins
Kevin Schramm
Harmony Seegmiller
Dane Shakespear
Eric Shirley
DawnMarie Simpson
Henry Slack
Jason Slack
Aaron Smith
Lance Smith
Nicole Smith
Vance Smith
Celete Sorensen
Sheri Sorensen
Paul Southwick
Paul Spencer
Brandon Spevak
Scott Staple
Howard Starr
Mark Stein
David Stone
Kurt Stratton
Daniel Stuckey
Jeff Swain
Barbara Tebbs
Eric Thomas
Kyle Thompson
Tiffani Thompson
Sara Tippetts
Clay Tom
Shelly Tuckett
Kelli Van Dyk
Anjanette Wallace
Belinda Warby
Holly Ward
Mike Warner
Wendy Weaver
Heather Webster
Rick Webster
Michelle Welch
Karen Widle
Mary Anne Wiebe
David Wilcox
David Williams
KayLynn Williams
Cathy Wood
Russ Woodmancy
Phil Wright

CVHS Alumni 2004 (Canyon View High School)

List of alumni that were senior students at Canyon View High School in Cedar City in 2004:

Blake Abbaticchio
Michael Alamo
Janette Alldredge
David Allen
Shiloh Alvey
Matthew Arnold
Paul Arnold
Danny Bales
Allison Ballard
Becky Barton
Seth Barton
Trevor Batt
Brandon Bauer
Eric Bealer
Tonisa Benassi
Jake Bergstrom
Britte Bjerga
Jason Bleazard
Nikki Bonzo
Lewis Borchardt
Amber Bowles
Sarah Bowles
Heather Boyter
Kristina Brandt
Cade Bringard
Nathanial Brown
Megan Bundy
Elsa Bunker
William Burr
Jimmie Butler
Caron Campbell
Monica Cantrell
Bobbie Chavarria
Vannessa Chavez
Karli Christensen
Charvel Christopher
Jaryd Copley
Gib Cowan
Jodi Croft
Ashley Cuch
Robert Cummens
Jill Dalley
Bentley Dawn Rae
Amy Douple
Brandon Duncan
Alex Dwyer
Keanen Fahey
Lorraine Fernandez
Soakai Finau
Tasha Fisher
Christopher Fletcher
Scott Fobert
Amanda Fox
Aubree Fox
Tammy Fox
Jason Fredrick
Rynthia Fulkerson
Katie Gallis
Anthony Garcia
Krystal Garcia
Christoph Gardiner
Dar Garrison
Rachel Gentry
Josephine Grandbois
Jamie Grant
Zachary Green
Andrew Grimshaw
Chad Grogg
Jana Gubler
Jacquelyn Hamblin
Jeremy Hanks
Janelle Hansen
Kurt Hansen
Tiffany Hansen
Keri Haslam
Jerry Hatch
Lacie Heaton
Jonathan Hepworth
Kyle Heuett
Tarah Hillyard
Jonathan Holwell
Daniel Hoovan
Jennipher Huldt
Lacey Hulet
Brittney Hunter
Angela Hyatt
Lisa Iler
Stacey Ivie
Jeff Janes
Daniel Jeffcott
Christian Jensen
Mark Johnson
Nephi Johnson
Nicholas Jones
Christopher Kadera
Elijah Kelemete
Catherine Kelley
Amanda Kerby
Jennifer Kissell
Jessica Kochamp
Summer Kuchta
Cody Lamb
Aubrie Lambeth
Laura Langan
John Langston
Brittney Lee
Kenneth Leeds
Mason Lefevre
Tiffany Leigh
May Lethe
Travis Lewis
Chiya Logan
Trevor Loosli
Michael Luck
Melissa Marchant
Tasha Marshall
Robert Martinez
Bradley Masterson
Ramona McClanahan
Rick McClary
Jenny Mecham
Gavin Messerly
Roberts Michael
Robertson Michael
Sarah Miller
Shelise Millett
Albert Milner
David Montoya
Kariann Mortensen
Kayleigh Munson
Crystal Neilson
Jonny Neilson
Cassi Nicholes
Whitney Nicholes
Sharisa Niederhauser
Anthony Nixon
Grant Parker
Cottia Perkins
Doug Peterson
Shawn Peterson
Todd Phelps
Matt Platt
Jeanette Poulton
Chase Prince
Bryan Pruett
Bree Rasmussen
Shae Reber
Christoph Reese
Clayton Reeves
Sarah Reeves
Steve Renner
Whitney Rhodes
Patrick Robbins
Marcus Robinson
Scott Robinson
Justin Rockwell
A.J. Rollo
Tyler Rowley
Benjamin Sain
Jaime Sanchez
Thane Segler
Samani Sekona
Katelyn Shakespear
Julie Shelley
J.P. Sherratt
Nicole Shurtz
Bresha Smith
Coby Smith
Jason Smith
Kristina Sorensen
Nathan Sorensen
Dallin Staheli
Darcy Stauffer
Jenae Steed
Elizabeth Stephens
Earl Stevens
Audrey Stilp
Amelia Stroud
Benjamin Sunderland
Lindsay Sutherland
Martha Tanner
Holly Taylor
Jessica Thompson
Eric Thoraldson
Brandon Thorpe
Talaya Tsinnijinnie
Karly Tuft
Julia Udave
Maria Udave
Natasha Van Amen
Brittany Villaneuva
Cody Wade
Kristina Walser
Andy Warren
James Warren
Brianna White
Eric Whittaker
Sheena Whittier
Daniel Wilcock
Jay Williams
Mike Williams
Brandi Wilson
Zade Womack
Kearney Wood
Shane Wood
Adam Worthington
Alexa Wray
Willis Yazzie