Dixie State University

Alumni Awards

Each year, the Alumni Association honors exceptional alumni for their dedicated service to the community and university.

Community Award

Community Award recipients provide leadership or service within the Dixie community through their career, service or volunteer efforts. By lending their knowledge, initiative and individuality in public service to the University and beyond, these awardees consistently elevate their community. Recipients must have lived or currently live in Washington County.

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A. Delmont Truman Dixie Spirit Award

Honorees of this award include Dixie alumni who have emulated the Dixie Spirit throughout their lives. Fully engaged in their experience as Dixie students, they’ve continued to stay involved with DSU well past graduation. They enrich the lives of Dixie alumni and the community by contributing to the overall sense of belonging found on Dixie State’s campus and beyond. Much like the pioneers who settled here initially, attributes of the Dixie Spirit Awardees include selflessness, tenacity, contagious optimism, grit, and persistence.

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Roene B. DiFiore Program Bureau Award

These award recipients emulate the valuable qualities instilled in Program Bureau members including teamwork, valuing differences, comradery, confidence, charisma, musicianship and goodwill. This award honors former Program Bureau members, leaders or affiliates who have continued to provide long-lasting support or involvement to Dixie State University, carrying on the legacy of the life-loving ambassador to the arts, Roene B. DiFiore.

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The Rebel Award

These Dixie alumni are honored with the Rebel Award for the loyalty they developed while attending, teaching, and/or coaching at Dixie between the 1952-2007 school years. These Dixie Rebels are recognized for standing up for Dixie’s traditions and preserving the school’s commitment to education, community, and service. They continue to serve as champions for DSU by tackling obstacles and forging ahead in their lives and communities.  They have demonstrated their strong, individual spirits by overcoming difficult challenges as the Pioneers did in an effort to use Utah’s southern “Dixie” climate to produce cotton. Dixie Rebels still carry, and always will carry, DSU loyalty in their hearts.

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Outstanding Trailblazer Award

These awardees, who have graduated from or attended, taught, or coached at Dixie within the last 15 years, are recognized for excelling in their careers or by serving their communities in a meaningful way. They are leaders, innovators, and influencers who are not afraid to blaze new trails in an effort to make a lasting difference for others.

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DSU Hall of Fame

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2020/21 Awards

Community Award

Kenny Neilson

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A. Delmont Truman Dixie Spirit Award

Margaret Truman Marshall

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Roene B. DiFiore Program Bureau Award

Merilee Webb

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The Rebel Award

Dave Rose

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Outstanding Trailblazer Award

Steve Cook

2019 Awards

Community Award

Daniel McArthur

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Dixie Spirit Award

Elna Rae Page

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Roene B. DiFiore (Ms. D) Award

Susan Memmott Allred

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The Rebel Award

Buck Wilkinson

2018 Awards

Community Award

Penny Barben

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Dixie Spirit Award

Diane Hafen

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Roene B. DiFiore (Ms. D) Award

June Stewart Jeffery

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The Rebel Award

Clark McMullin

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Distinguished Alumni Award

Dennis Udy

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Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award

Linda Lou Bills

2017 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

Marcia Wade & Dorothy Orton

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

Deven MacDonald

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

Ernie Doose

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THE REBEL AWARD

Roger Nuttall

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

Brent E. Snow

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF AWARD

Dr. Robert Prince

2016 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

Kevin Ence

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

Ron & Nora Axton

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

Mace Jacobson

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THE REBEL AWARD

Max Gregory Crowshaw

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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2015 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

Jennings Family

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

Ken & Sherril Newby

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

Andrea Barlow Rounds

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THE REBEL AWARD

Jerry Anderson

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF AWARD

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2014 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

Randy Wilkinson

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

Dr. Ron & Susan Garner

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

John Blake

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THE REBEL AWARD

Ken Jolley

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF AWARD

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2013 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

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THE REBEL AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF AWARD

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2012 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

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THE REBEL AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF AWARD

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2011 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

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THE REBEL AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF AWARD

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2010 Awards

COMMUNITY AWARD

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DIXIE SPIRIT AWARD

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ROENE B. DIFIORE (MS. D) AWARD

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THE REBEL AWARD

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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

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