Give to the College of Health Sciences

Your gift directly supports students who are breaking financial barriers and empowering them to pursue their passion in nursing, nutrition, agriculture, exercise science, kinesiology, athletic training, strength & conditioning, and outdoor recreation. Your investment in education cultivates skilled and compassionate individuals who will shape the future of these diverse fields while contributing to advancements within our own College of Health Sciences.

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College of Health Sciences Innovation Fund

This fund will be used to provide scholarships, professional development activities for faculty, staff, and students (conferences, training, symposiums and research support). Gifts to this fund are among the most important and valuable forms of support to the College of Health Sciences because they can be accessed quickly, and used where the need is greatest.

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Coaching Factory Hall of Fame

Please help continue our legacy of honoring our accomplished coaches from SUU by making a generous donation to the Coaching Factory Hall of Fame.

These funds will restore the Hall of Fame pictures, and relocate the hall to a new space, allowing future generations to be honored in a place they deserve.

Read about the history of the Coaching Factory.

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Ben and Cindy Davidson Athletic Training Scholarship

Ben was a Former Thunderbird athletic trainer who committed the majority of his life to Southern Utah University and the student-athletes that attended the institution.

Davidson became an athletic trainer for SUU in 1979, and he also served as a track and field coach at the NAIA level. He served as a track and field coach for eight seasons, where athletes under his guidance claimed four NAIA National Championships.

He was the National Athletic Trainers' Association Most Distinguished Trainer in 1999, and inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2007.

Davidson dedicated nearly four decades to Southern Utah University, and helped build the athletic trainers' education program into what it is today before retiring from the school in 2013. He was a teacher of all things and his method was simple: he taught by example. Rarely was there a time where he would pass on an opportunity to help others within the community.

Ben passed away on May 20, 2020 while hiking; doing what he loved. Join us in celebrating his life and legacy, donate to the Ben and Cindy Davidson Athletic Training Scholarship.

Please help us continue the legacy of Ben Davidson by donating to his named scholarship.

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Dr. Rick Lambson Teaching Excellence Award

Rick and Kat Lambson:

Rick met Kat in 1986 when he was finishing his doctorate at Brigham Young University. It was "love at first sight" and two years later they were married. They lived in Texas where Rick taught at West Texas A&M University for twelve years before moving back to Utah in 1999 with their children and being hired by Southern Utah University.

After living in the flat terrain of the Amarillo, Texas area, Cedar City was a welcome sight. It was the perfect setting and location with its red mountains, evergreens, and short jaunts to state and national parks and to Brian Head. The girls took skiing and snowboarding lessons at the nearby resort and Rick also sometimes found his way to Brian Head for some fun in the powder.

Prior to moving to Cedar, they bought a house half a block from the university and while living there, Rick renovated it to later rent to young men attending SUU. The Lambsons quickly made friends in their neighborhood, at church, at school, and at the university. SUU was like an extended family that reached out to include Kat and the girls. They were often invited to office parties and to enjoy dinners up the canyon with the department at Rusty's.

Time at Southern Utah University and Cedar City holds a special place in their hearts where opportunities for growth were presented and relationships bloomed into life-long friendships. Nearly 25 years have passed, but it seems like only yesterday when Steve Lunt said, "You're hired."

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