John S. Edwards BS’63 has been inducted into the National Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is a distinguished alumnus of the U’s Army ROTC program and a longtime journalist. After taking command of an Armored Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon in the 1960s, Edwards led surveillance and security missions along the east-west German border in the strategic Fulda Gap. After being honorably released from active duty, he commanded a tank company of the 81st Tank Battalion at Fort Douglas, Utah. His 30-year career in broadcast journalism began in Salt Lake City at KUTV. He spent 15 years as news director at KTVX and six years with the U’s Health Sciences Development Office as a director of major gifts and communications. Edwards received a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from the U. He is serving his 14th year as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Utah and his 13th year as a member of the U’s Veterans Day Committee.
Mike Gloor MS’76, Nebraska state senator, has received the Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D. Award in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. The award recognizes outstanding innovation, collaboration, and impact on health promotion, disease prevention, and public health. Gloor is a champion of public health practices and policies that help decrease and prevent smoking. Prior to joining the legislature, Gloor was president and chief executive officer of St. Francis Medical Center and chairman of the Nebraska Hospital Association. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Hastings College, a master’s degree in human resource management from the U, and a second master’s degree in 1987 from the University of Minnesota.
Julia Bailey-Serres BS’81, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Bailey- Serres was recognized for her excellence in original scientific research, and specifically for her role in the discovery and characterization of a gene that allows rice to survive under water. That gene has subsequently been introduced through breeding by the International Rice Research Institute and others, creating flood-tolerant rice varieties that are grown by more than five million farmers in flood-prone areas of Asia. Bailey- Serres received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Science at the University of Utah, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. She has been a member of the faculty at UC Riverside since 1990.
Jill E. Carter HBA’80 MPA’82 received the Ted Herbert Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Administration from the Utah Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. The award recognizes Carter’s significant contributions to public administration that have helped make Utah a better state. As one of the principal creators of the Certified Public Manager Program in Utah, Carter was on the team that developed the original curriculum and taught it for many years. She has been a stand-out leader for strengthening the human resource management functions in city, county, and state government, and has taught numerous courses in human resource management for the U. Carter currently is director of human resources for Questar Corporation and continues to teach human resource courses in the U’s master’s in public administration program and Continuing Education department.
Jennifer Robinson BS’98 MPA’01 PhD’10 was honored with the David Eccles Award for Leadership. Robinson serves as associate director in the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the U. She also holds community leadership roles with groups including the Utah Commission on Women and the Economy (a gubernatorial appointment), the U’s Veterans Day Committee, and the Salt Lake Chamber Capitol Club. She is a frequent advisor to legislators, local elected officials, and senior public employees. In her role at the Gardner Institute, she has worked for the past three years to build critical relationships with stakeholders across campus, locally, and statewide. Robinson received a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in public administration, and a doctorate in political science, all from the U’s College of Social and Behavioral Science.
Cody Broderick MS’15, co-founder and CEO of the translation services company “inwhatlanguage,” has been named Emerging Executive of the Year by the Utah Technology Council, a professional association for high-tech industries. Using their proprietary cloud-based translation management system Unify, Broderick and his team provide businesses with opportunities to reach their target audience in more than 160 languages, across virtually any platform and any file format. As an industry leader for the past 10 years, Broderick has shown a strong understanding of quality translations and software development. He received his master’s degree in information technology from the U.
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