Zions Bank Expands Commitment to UBTech Scholarships By Stephanie Carter Recently Scott Anderson, president, and CEO of Zions Bank, traveled to the Uintah Basin to visit Uintah Basin Technical College and present a check for student scholarships. “For nearly 150 years, Zions Bank has been committed to being actively engaged in the local communities throughout Utah,” said Zions Bank Branch Manager/Vice President Tim Negus. “Zions Bank is a strong supporter of higher education, so this donation falls right in line with our values and desire to provide community support.” During Anderson’s visit to UBTech in celebration of this donation, [...]
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UBTech President Announces Ambitious Goal By, Lezlee Whiting Challenge set. Challenge accepted. That’s the message that the administration and faculty at Uintah Basin Technical College are affirming as they accept the 2030 vision of UBTech President Aaron K. Weight to substantially increase the number of certificates awarded by the college. Weight’s 8-year 2030 challenge calls for 1,000 certificates annually to be awarded to qualified candidates by 2030 to further promote economic development in the Uintah Basin. UBTech awarded 769 certificates to students last year. To meet Weight’s goal of 1,000 certificates by 2030, over the next 8 years certificates [...]
UBTech Announces Labrum Pump Repair Partnership By Dylan Larino Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) is happy to announce Labrum Pump Repair as their newest scholarship partner. Labrum Pump Repair’s contributions fund a new scholarship for first-generation students. Labrum Pump Repair is a long-standing Uintah Basin business specializing in chemical injection systems for the oil and gas industry. It is owned and operated by Ted Labrum, whose family has called the Uintah Basin home for five generations. Ted Labrum, and his daughter Jess Kissling, decided to support students due to their experience at UBTech’s Junior/Senior parent night. They saw the [...]
UBTech partners with Uintah Basin Visual Arts to open gallery By Heather Lowry When Robin O’Crowley heard from Deena Millecam – then president of Uintah Basin Visual Arts – that the group was partnering with Uintah Basin Technical College to establish an art gallery on the Vernal campus, she knew she wanted to be involved and immediately volunteered to chair the committee. Through the partnership, artists from UBVA donate artwork for an annual art auction, benefiting the UBTech Foundation Scholarship fund. The artwork is currently on display in the UBTech art gallery on the main floor of the Vernal [...]
Construction and design firms partner with UBTech Foundation By Lezlee E. Whiting Bryan Seeley remembers riding his bike to what was then UBATC (Uintah Basin Applied Technology College) to take computer classes that his mom enrolled him and his younger brother in over the summer. While his career path took him to the Wasatch Front years ago, he still travels back home to Roosevelt to visit family and has not forgotten Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech). Seeley works for SIRQ Construction, which partners with Method Studio. At SIRQ, Seeley oversees business development, marketing, and community outreach efforts. Both companies [...]
UBTech sets a record at national SkillsUSA contest By Stephanie Carter Uintah Basin Technical College students continue to be innovative examples of perseverance, participating in the first-ever virtual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition. UBTech had a final medal count of 18 from the Utah SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills competition. UBTech students brought home nine gold medals, seven silvers, and two bronze. UBTech’s medal count tied with the much larger Utah Valley University for the highest medal count from a higher education institution. The nine gold medalists, who competed virtually at the national competition included: Taydn Holmes in Carpentry, Scotlyn Williams in Extemporaneous Speech, Betty [...]
UBTech’s First Student Ambassadors Say the Year was a Success By Kellie Shepherd UBTech offers students additional opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and networking skills through their newly implemented Ambassador program. Ambassadors are UBTech students who become the face of the college by sharing their stories, mentoring peers, and recruiting potential students. The program gives ambassadors the opportunity to make new connections in the community, aiding them in their search for future job opportunities. Being a UBTech Ambassador enhances resumes and is a service that stands out on scholarship applications. “It has been fun to watch friendships bloom [...]
Mark Dockins Named New Vice President of Instructional Services at UBTech After the conclusion of a nationwide search with over 50 qualified applicants from throughout the United States, Mark Dockins has been named Vice President of Instructional Services at Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) effective January 1, 2022. Dockins is currently serving as the Vice President of Development at UBTech. Before UBTech, he served as the superintendent of schools for Uintah County School District, making the switch to higher education in 2019 to continue his career in education. "It's been a wonderful experience to be part of the [...]