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News from the Nest                                                                            August 2021
Mindy Benson Appointed Interim President
The Utah Board of Higher Education unanimously named Mindy Benson as interim president of Southern Utah University. The Board of Higher Education will now undertake a search for a new president and immediately begin the process of appointing a presidential search committee over the next several weeks.
I am humbled and honored at the opportunity to serve in this leadership capacity at Southern Utah University,” said Benson. “I have a deep and abiding love for SUU."
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Iron County Flooding
University West Apartments. Photo courtesy Jordan Porcaro ('21)
T-Bird Strong Fund
The Cedar City area recently experienced extraordinary rainfall which resulted in severe flooding and a city-wide State of Emergency. Hundreds of SUU students were impacted as their apartments received significant damage from the flooding. The T-Bird Strong fund supports these students and will assist them with essential expenses such as temporary housing, food and replacement of supplies needed for school and work.  
Learn More about T-Bird Strong and Make a Donation
SUU Homecoming
SUU Homecoming 2021
We invite you to fly home and enjoy an in-person celebration of our beloved alma mater, the friendships formed, and experiences that have enriched our lives. The schedule is filled with events, including the Alumni Banquet, the 10th Anniversary of Forever Red, the Pancake Breakfast and the Parade. Make your plans now and join us!
See the Homecoming Schedule
Limited Edition Alumni T-Shirt
Homecoming Alumni T-Shirt
Our 2021 Alumni Homecoming T-Shirts – featuring a retro fightin' T-Bird from the 1970s – are ready for preorder! We are happy to ship your t-shirt, or if you live in Cedar City, you can pick it up at the Alumni Relations Office inside the Hunter Alumni Center.  
Purchase Your Shirt Here
Alumni Ambassador
Become an Alumni Ambassador
Each one of us has an SUU legacy, and we can each keep that legacy going by recruiting new generations of T-Birds to join our SUU family. As an Alumni Ambassador, you will receive the tools and resources to effectively share your SUU legacy with your children, potential students in your neighborhood, or even your friends seeking more opportunities through higher education.

If you are interested in joining scores of Alumni Ambassadors across the nation, please use the button below or call Kol Gibson at (435) 865-8221.

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T-Bird Tales Alumni History Project
T-Bird Tales Alumni History Project
We invite all alumni to participate in the creation of an oral history publication by sharing your SUU experiences and helping us preserve more of SUU’s history for generations to come. Publishing Concepts (PCI) is our partner in this project is reaching out to alumni via mail and email. There is no cost to share your story and, if you are interested, PCI will give you the opportunity to purchase various packages that include the publication (hardbound and digital) as well as SUU gear.
Learn More about T-Bird Tales Alumni History Project
The College Tour
Life at SUU: The College Tour
SUU is put on display in the latest episode of Amazon Prime's "The College Tour." Join us for the episode premiere Wednesday, August 18, at 7:00 p.m. on YouTube and see SUU through the eyes of 10 incredible T-Birds.
Watch Here
SUU Banner
TJ Curtis, First Grade Teacher, Wellington Elementary in Utah
Want an SUU Banner for Your Workplace?
We have one for you to hang in your classroom, office or business to show your SUU pride. All you need to do is send us an email requesting a banner. Please include where you work, your position and mailing address. 
Request Your SUU Banner
Upcoming Events
Alumni & Community
August 18: Life at SUU: The College Tour, 7:00 p.m. Join us for the biggest campus tour you've ever had at SUU. 10 Incredible T-Birds tell their college stories, from why they chose SUU to how being a T-Bird is preparing them for the future. Watch here.
September 7: Carter Carillon Tradition and the welcoming of SUU's newest Thunderbirds. Learn More.
September 8: First day of Fall Semester.
September 20-25: SUU Homecoming. Mark your calendar and plan your trip back to Cedar City and SUU. See the schedule.
September 23: Homecoming Banquet & Awards, 6:30 p.m., Gilbert Great Hall. Call the Alumni Office at (435) 586-7777 or email alumni@suu.edu to RSVP. 
September 24: Forever Red 10th Anniversary Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Upper Quad. See who's performing
October 11: Thor's Thunder Classic. Our annual four-person scramble will be held at Sand Hollow Resort. Learn more about sponsorship and team options

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