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2018 Beacons of Excellence Winners


Barb Remsburg

Housing & Recreational Education

Barb Remsburg works tirelessly to provide student residents with a positive experience. Whether it is helping to develop a Residential Education curriculum, making sure the housing facilities are dean and safe, or working with contractors and design teams on a new residence hall, Barb is always looking out for students.

Diego Fernandez

Geology & Geophysics, College of Mines and Sciences

Dr. Fernandez is the manager of the Department of Geology and Geophysics ICP-MS Lab. Under his direction, the lab provides a great opportunity for undergraduates looking to get lab and research experience. He is both a gifted teacher and researcher. Several students have come into the lab as undergraduates, and gone on to graduate studies in similar subjects.


April Sanders-Aboulila

Model Arab League, Middle East Studies

April Sanders-Aboulila is a talented, dedicated leader who passionately motivates students participating in the Model Arab League. Her ability to create a warm, engaging, and positive learning environ­ment helps students gain a greater understanding of the material and confidence to participate in public speaking. She is well loved by the students she works with and admired by her colleagues.


Jojo Beyene 

Academic Advisor, College of Health

Yordanos QoJo) Beyene is a dedicated, well-respected advisor, mentor and col­league in the College of Health. She
provides well informed advising help to students working to achieve their academic goals. Her friendly, professional demeanor helps ease student anxieties as they deal with academic pressures and concerns. She is always willing to go "above and beyond" to meet the needs of the students who come through her door.



Career & Professional Development Center

The Suit-Up program recognizes highly motivated, undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and provides them with the tools and skill set they need to navigate their professional careers, including professional attire.

First Ascent Scholars

David Eccles School of Business

The First Ascent Scholars Program cultivates, encourages and enables academically focused students with
significant financial need to attend the Eccles School and connect with the University of Utah, local and global community while reaching their full potential. The program is a partnership between the Jeff and Helen Cardon Foundation and the David Eccles School of Business.


Last Updated: 5/25/21