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Philanthropist and founder of the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation and Utah's Woman Making a Difference, Barbara Barrington Jones received the Philanthropic Leadership Award at the 2014 Utah Philanthropy Day. Read more about Barbara's philanthropy. Read Article

 
Philanthropist and founder of the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation and Utah's Woman Making a Difference, Barbara Barrington Jones received the Philanthropic Leadership Award at the 2014 Utah Philanthropy Day. Read more about Barbara's philanthropy.
The UVU and Vivint SMART Lab, the only lab of its kind in the region, opened Friday, Nov. 17, 2014, as part of UVU's professional sales program. It will provide opportunities for UVU marketing students to work on projects with local businesses and includes state-of-the-art technology to enhance market research and sales training.
The 24th annual President's Scholarship Ball raised a record $166,520 for the merit-based Presidential Scholarship, which currently supports 50 UVU undergraduates and one graduate student each year. Connecting communities for good was the theme of the ball, highlighting the many ways in which Utah Valley University works closely with the community to the benefit of both.
Donors to Utah Valley University scholarships get to meet the students they're helping and to learn first-hand the difference they've made in these students' lives. The UVU Office of Donor Relations holds several scholarship luncheons each year, bringing together scholarship donors and recipients in small group settings.
One very grateful scholarship recipient started a jam-making business and gave jars of jam to every Appreciation Banquet guest.
UVU celebrated Homecoming 2014 with a full week of festivities, including Founders Day and the Family Fun Fair.
Six were honored for their good work in advancing and promoting the University's goals and mission at UVU's 2014 Alumni Awards banquet.
Greg Vandagriff received the Keith R. Mulbery Endowed Scholarship for Information Systems just when he needed it the most.
Proceeds from the President's Scholarship Ball have helped UVU provide crucial educational opportunities to 720 of the best and brightest students over the years. At this year's ball, President Matthew S. Holland paid special tribute to Norma Anderson, who helped bring about the first President's Scholarship Ball and who passed away earlier this year. He also introduced guests to recent graduate Inez Harwood, who sustained a serious brain injury in an automobile crash.
The Wee Care Center, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, makes it possible for more Utah women to pursue higher education.
Matt Ward '00 cofounded Color Me Rad, which has raised $30,000 for scholarships at UVU. This year the race joins the UVU Family Fun Fair.
Seven UVU alumni will be recognized for their contributions to the University and their personal achievements at the Alumni Awards Banquet.
Utah Valley University Foundation Ambassadors represent UVU at prominent events and welcome important guests to campus.
The Bunnell Pioneer Home, which stood on the Utah Valley University campus for decades, has been commemorated with a replica.
Central Bank supports the community through Utah Valley University scholarships and sponsorship of the annual Business and Economic Forum.