Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Spring 2010

USU honors Bullens for years of community service

Yunlu Zhang, contributor

Originally in Utah State Today

Bill and Marty Bullen

Photo by Sterling Morris

The Utah State University Alumni Association recently awarded long-time Cache Valley residents Bill and Marty Bullen a merit citation for their continual service in the community and dedicated support of USU.

Both attended and graduated from USU. Mr. Bullen earned two economics degrees, a bachelor’s in 1965 and a master’s in 1968. Ms. Bullen earned her bachelor’s degree in English in 1966. Since graduating, they became highly involved in USU and in their own communities as well.

“Bill and Marty have each had a significant influence on the lives of many people in Cache Valley,” said Patty Halaufia, executive director of alumni relations at USU. “All of our lives are richer because of the dedication and service of people like the Bullens. We extend our heart-felt thanks to them for all they have done both for the university and for our community.”

Mr. Bullen has served as president of the Rotary Club and has been the chairman and vice chairman of the Logan Regional Hospital governing board. He received the Outstanding Ag Businessman Award from the Farm Bureau in 2001 and is president of Bullen’s Inc., an agricultural supply company in Cache Valley. He is currently serving on the national advisory board for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. He has been an active member of the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol for nearly 50 years and is one of the longest-running members of the National Ski Patrol. He is the recipient of the “Minnie” Dale Award, the National Ski Patrol’s highest honor.

“All of our lives are richer because of the dedication and service of people like the Bullens.”

- Patty Halaufia

Ms. Bullen, a Cache Valley native, has been actively involved with many organizations. She began volunteering with Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA) in 1986 and was instrumental in organizing the financial and administrative functions. For more than 23 years, she has served as acting director when needed and has helped to train and mentor newly hired administrators. Because of her tireless commitment and dedication to the CAPSA organization, thousands of families in Cache Valley have found a life free of violence. She has a unique ability to bring both professionalism and an incredible sense of humor to the workplace. She is also known for her singing, dancing and uplifting influence. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and reading.

The Bullens said they are most proud that their three children all attended USU.