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.
"Coming from a career outside of academia, I had so much to learn about community college resource development when joining Victoria College in 2000. The best decision I ever made was to attend CRD’s Specialist Training Program. That experience and other CRD programming I have attended throughout the years have proven invaluable for me as a fundraiser and community college administrator. The members and leadership are always willing to share their knowledge, expertise and best practices. This has allowed Victoria College to be very successful in its resource development efforts.
And, I would be remiss if I didn’t say how much I value the friendships I have made through CRD!"
Jennifer L. Yancey
College Advancement & External Affairs