Southern Utah University has once again gained three Best of Stateawards to add to its impressive list of accolades, winning for best educational institution, curriculum development, and volunteer service.
Best of State recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. The win highlights SUU’s many accomplishments as an educational institution, including achievement of endeavors, innovation in approach, methods and processes, and overall contribution to the quality of life in Utah.
The nomination specifically cites SUU’s outstanding graduation rates, post-graduation preparedness, and low student debt, along with the numerous accolades earned over the years. Also highlighted was a series of educational innovations and the SUU and STECH Dual Immersion program.
President Scott L Wyatt is all smiles when asked about these new awards, “It is such an honor to be at SUU at this time. We are in an extremely creative period; everyone here is taking seriously the charge to put students first and help them have an extraordinary experience with high outcomes.”
Beyond being known for innovation, SUU was recognized for its contribution to the community and state in the volunteer service category. With hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours given by the students, faculty and staff each year, and the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification, SUU stands above other institutions.
“The college years are a very self-focused time in a young person’s life,” said Wyatt. “Students are working hard to achieve their goals and prepare for their futures. Nevertheless, our students find considerable amounts of time to serve others in our community. Our faculty and staff are providing wonderful mentorship for them. I couldn’t be more impressed with the character of the people at SUU.”
As SUU continues to grow, the focus remains on the academic quality and student experience. SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market. Here, students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences in a safe, caring and affordable community.
This commitment to the student experience and unique educational opportunities is gaining national attention, positioning SUU as a top university in the Intermountain West.
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