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SUU to Professional Ultra Running

Hayden Hawks came to Southern Utah University with a passion for running and the great outdoors. Hayden credits Eric Houle, SUU cross country head coach, for his increased speed, endurance and mental stamina. Through the encouragement from caring coaches and teammates, Hayden developed confidence and a desire to always push himself.

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SUU to Entrepreneur

Roxanne Bennett grew up in a small town in Idaho with a passion for helping others and a dream to one day own her own business. After marrying her husband Kendall Bennett, Roxanne came to Southern Utah University to earn her degree in education.

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SUU to Paleoecologist

A business management professional for nearly 20 years, Claire Cleveland came to Southern Utah University as a non-traditional student with a passion for geology and biology.

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Cedar Sports Competes in Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

By Abigail Wyatt on April 03, 2017

in Alumni, Cedar City, Entrepreneurship

Cedar Sports, Cedar City’s newest outdoor gear and rental shop, is a finalist representing Southern Utah University in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. This is a competition between hundreds of students from all colleges in the state of Utah.

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SUU to Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Porter Sproul came to Southern Utah University knowing two things about himself- he was tired of being a wallflower and wanted to find his purpose.

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SUU Celebrates 120 Years

For the community of Southern Utah University, the tale of the founding of the institution has been an inspiration. It is a story of heroic acts and selflessness, which can be depicted in the 2015 docudrama Back Up the Mountain. SUU will honor 120 years of history during the annual Founders Celebration from March 21 to March 28. Events range from a leadership speaker to Lunch on the Main to a lively concert and are open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

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SUU to Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dr. Megan Freestone-Bernd grew up in a small farming community in Hansen, Idaho and was naturally drawn to taking care of small animals. As a child she always thought she’d grow up to be a veterinarian. Over time that passion for an animal's well-being transitioned into a desire to care for people and she began to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor.

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SUU to International Ambassador

Taylor Shepherd was raised in the small town of Salina, Utah, where he found joy in his youth performing on stage.

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SUU to Equity Actor

St. George native, Rhett Guter, was introduced to Southern Utah University after attending a high school theatre camp at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He instantly fell in love with the campus and a year later earned a four year academic scholarship to the university.

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Alumni Expand Outdoor Opportunities in Cedar City

By Abigail Wyatt on December 20, 2016

in Alumni, Cedar City, Outdoors

A team of four Southern Utah University alumni just opened Cedar Sports, Cedar City’s newest outdoor gear and rental shop. The store opened on November 1 and co-owners David Whitmore, Leisel Whitmore, Jaxon Haderlie, and Sarah Haderlie credit their entrepreneurial spirit to SUU. It is because of their classroom and hands-on experiences in both outdoor skills classes and business courses that this group of alum feel confident opening an outdoor gear store in Cedar City.

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