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New Alumni Council President Announced

Additional council members also selected

Alumni Council President Melissa Lowry Judy with Snow College President Stacee Yardley McIff

May 13, 2024–EPHRAIM, UT – The Snow College Alumni Office is pleased to announce that Melissa Lowry Judy of Gunnison, Utah, has been named as president of the newly restructured alumni council, effective July 1, 2024.

A proud product of Snow College, Melissa credits the institution as a transformative stepping stone in her educational journey. After graduating from Alta High School in 1989, she received her associate degree from Snow College in 1991, followed by a degree from the University of Utah in 1993, and her Master’s from Western Governors University in 2020. Her start at Snow College not only provided her with academic excellence but also opened doors to opportunities that shaped her future.

With over 20 years of experience in education and leadership roles, Melissa's commitment to service and passion for education make her an invaluable asset to the Snow College Alumni Council. As a former student body president at Snow College and senior class president at the University of Utah, she brings a wealth of experience and insight to her new role as the alumni president.

Melissa is excited to serve in this new capacity. She said, "I am humbled and honored to serve the people of Snow College, an institution that served as the bedrock for the countless opportunities that have enriched my life. Snow College was not just a stepping stone; it was the foundation upon which my future was built. To give back to this institution and community that played such a pivotal role in shaping who I am today is a privilege beyond words. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and contribute to the continued success and growth of Snow College."

As president of the council, Melissa will serve a two-year term on the Snow College Board of Trustees, as well as preside over the newly restructured Alumni Council, which includes alumni from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to Melissa, seven alumni will join the council this summer. Chad Cox, David Dyches, Valerie Evans, Ali Fenlon, Mario Gonzalez, Maren Hirschi, and Emilee Hunter will begin their two-year terms. They will join current members Mark Coombs, Mike Durham, Nicholas Hancock, Karl Rostron, and Nobue Swenson.

Snow College Alumni Relations Officer Nathan Bradley said, “This new council reflects the incredible alumni we have worldwide! From Osaka, Japan, to Ephraim, Utah, I am confident that our alumni will be well-represented. Each member of this council possesses an unwavering love for Snow College and is dedicated to giving back to our esteemed institution in immeasurable ways. I express my deepest gratitude to each of them for accepting this opportunity to serve Snow College. Alumni like these are what make Snow College what it is – the greatest Snow on earth!”

President Stacee Yardley McIff looks forward to collaborating with the new council. She said, “I’m thrilled to work with our new Alumni Council and have every confidence in our new president, Melissa Judy. Under Melissa’s capable leadership and the expertise of our council members, Snow College alumni from near and far will have more opportunities to celebrate their life-shaping experiences at Snow and more chances to support our amazing current and prospective students. This is an exciting day for Snow College!”

For more information about the Alumni Council or to learn how you can get involved, please see or contact Nathan Bradley at ude.wons@yeldarb.nahtan.

About Snow College

Snow College, founded in 1888 by Utah pioneers, is a two-year college with campuses located in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah, and a learning center in Nephi, Utah. Serving more than 5,000 students, the college is committed to helping students graduate debt-free, gain resume-worthy experience, and develop a plan for the future. The affordable price and personalized environment full of opportunities allow students who find Snow College to find themselves. Learn more about all Snow College has to offer online at