Burton Talmage Scholarship Fund

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 Boot Camp 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.

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Don MacKenzie

"Being a new Executive Director of a Community College Foundation I have found the resources available to me through CRD to be invaluable. 

The conferences I have attended and the interaction with my colleagues from across the country have immensely accelerated my learning curve.

Thank you CRD for the role that you play in helping me positively affect the students of GRCC!"


Don MacKenzie
Executive Director
Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, MI