Bells rang out within the Noel and Carrie Vallejo Auditorium as a whole bunch, together with UVU
college students, school, former Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, donors of the college,
and namesake donors Scott and Karen Keller, celebrated the opening of the Scott C.
Keller Constructing on UVU’s Orem Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Keller Funding Properties donated $10 million towards the development of the 169,000-square-foot
constructing, which is able to home UVU enterprise college students, school, and workers. The opening-day
occasion christened the constructing as the brand new face of UVU’s Orem Campus.
Speaker and UVU monetary planning pupil Alisa Nguyen expressed her gratitude to
UVU for the alternatives the college offered to her following her divorce in
“It’s troublesome to precise how grateful we, as a campus, actually are,” Nguyen stated.
“This constructing will profit not solely college students and college, however our complete neighborhood.”
Karen Keller addressed the gang by emphasizing the significance of utilizing one’s items.
“We’re all accountable on how we use our skills, items, and alternatives that we
obtain,” she stated.
Talking of her husband Scott’s many items, Keller spoke of what she felt was the
“He has a expertise of buying and managing danger and alternative, however most significantly,
he has the reward of giving,” she stated.
Scott Keller adopted his spouse’s feedback, telling the gang this donation is an element
of his enduring reward to UVU. “This can be a compounding occasion,” he stated. “Whereas this donation
is a non-monetary return for us, we’ve obtained steady returns on this funding
which are past the financial.”
Keller concluded his feedback by sharing considered one of his favourite phrases: resolute. “To
be resolute means to be purposeful, decided, and unwavering,” he stated. “UVU will
construct resolute individuals with character that may conduct their lives and construct a basis
right here on this neighborhood. Might we try to be unwavering in all we do.”
The occasion ended following UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez’s feedback and ceremonial
bell ringing. Donors and members of the Woodbury College of Enterprise Nationwide Advisory
Board obtained bells previous to the occasion to be rung on the conclusion of the constructing’s
Tuminez spoke of her research in Zen Buddhism and the way its tenets stress the essential
of the bell. “In Zen Buddhism, the bell represents a pure sound,” she stated. “It represents
a sound of inspiration. It represents a sound that purported to beat back malevolent
spirits. The bell calls you house. This constructing is the house of our college students.”
The occasion concluded with members standing and ringing the bells as an official
debut for the Scott C. Keller Constructing.