Salt Lake City couple establishes endowed scholarship
Gary and Karen Black have always been loyal to Utah State.
Every member of their immediate family and many members of their extendedfamily have attended or are now attending USU.
Gary and Karen Black
They are also funding two annual scholarships and they are contributing to an endowed fund for the Gary Black and Karen Walton Black Scholarships that they established in 2005.
The scholarships will benefit college students for years to come. Their investment in the students of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is appreciated.
Gary, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics in 1963, received the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Distinguished Executive Alumnus award in 2002. He is now the owner of Black Agri Land, and SL-TB Holdings.
Karen attended USU in 1961 and is the founder and owner of Basket of Treasures, a business she has operated for more than 25 years. She is also the owner of Karen’s Ceramics and is on the board of directors for Condies Foods.
There comes a wonderful sense of goodwill when you can give back and improve another’s load in life; when you can help students achieve their goals.
– Karen Black
"We know that education is critical to our country’s future," Gary said. "We must produce a highly qualified work force to compete in today’s global economy. It is our desire that these scholarships will help the university produce graduates who can meet that challenge."
"There comes a wonderful sense of goodwill when you can give back and improve another’s load in life; when you help students achieve their goals," Karen said.