SPRING SUMMIT 2003 - From the Mailbag

From the Mailbag

A treasured book
We read the book Remembering the Spori today. For this remembrance we are grateful, and we thank you. Since some of our descendants are part of the student body at BYU–Idaho, it is and will be a treasure. Thank you.
     Gene and Mary Hopkins
     Niland, Calif.

Ricks College Olympic trumpeter
Here [is a picture] from my performance on trumpet during the Olympics. The picture is of Olympian Bonnie Blair and her mother with the Olympic flame that had just landed in Atlanta from Greece to begin the torch run. I am the center trumpeter.

     I am currently finishing a music education degree at BYU in Provo and am a member of the orchestra at Temple Square. I teach private trumpet and am enjoying life with my wife Jenny and sons Michael (3) and Mathew (6 months). I had the opportunity to develop my musical skills and service at Ricks. I was a concerto finalist with the orchestra as well as a participant with the oratorio Come unto Christ among other great experiences and opportunities. I am so grateful for my experience at Ricks College and would love to return some day.
     David Steven Faires '99
     Concord, Calif.

Alumni & Friends response
You asked for feedback [regarding the new monthly e-mail update, Alumni & Friends]; so like a good alumnus, you are getting it. I think the newsletter is great, and I have enjoyed it for quite a while. The new format looks good and the choice of material is always relevant and interesting.
     My favorite thing is the “table of contents,” so to speak, in the “In this Issue” section. I am very busy and would never be able to search through a lot of stuff to get to the key points. Thanks for doing the sorting. The organization is quite user friendly.

     Sara Lee Gibb '51
     Associate Dean
     College of Health and Human Performance
     Brigham Young University

Wanting to help
I am an alumnus of Ricks College/BYU–Idaho, and I would love to help you establish an alumni chapter in Minneapolis, Minn. I saw that you have many alumni from the state, many of whom I know.
     I don’t know what it would entail to start a chapter, nor do I know what the requirements are or the duties of a chapter. I am writing to tell you that I am interested in helping out the university in whichever way I can.
     Please let me know if I can be of service. Thank you for your help.
     David Wilson '00
     St. Paul, Minn.

More on Alumni & Friends
As a retired administrative employee, I’m grateful for the [Alumni & Friends] update each month on past events and things about to happen. It is very helpful for this old employee.
     Davawn Beattie '63
     Rexburg, Idaho

Keep in touch:
Submit reflections of college life or response to articles by writing to Summit@byui.edu or Summit Editor, Kimball 226, Rexburg, ID 83460-1660.