Burton Talmage was first class – a leader and efficient businessman as well as a thoughtful, considerate gentleman and friend. At Utah Technical College, where served for many years in his church and with (N)CRD, he provided leadership with care and class. Burton was the most truly caring person one could know – with a courtly manner and excellent sense of humor, and an innate ability to know what word, deed, or gift each one he knew needed. He epitomized the style of leadership and type of friend most of us could aspire to be.
To perpetuate his memory and recognize his many special characteristics, the CRD Board and his friends established an endowed scholarship fund to provide a full tuition scholarship each year to one of the interns in the Resource Development Specialist Training Program. The individual selected will be one who the Board believes to aspire to those characteristics of leadership, caring and citizenship that we were privileged to know in Burton Talmage.
Membership in CRD provides BSC college advancement staff with the private and public fundraising expertise to make exciting things happen on our campus: National Energy Center of Excellence, Bismarck Parks and Rec state-of-the-art Aquatics Center, and the technology labs in the Career Academy – partnerships that start local and extend global.
Dr. Larry Skogan
Bismarck State College, ND