Office of Development

Aggie Engineers Dot the Nation

Being an Aggie engineer isn’t just about studying in Cache Valley; it’s about making your mark in Puget Sound, Silicon Valley or the Beltway. And Utah State’s impact isn’t just nationwide — it’s worldwide. Thank you for representing your alma mater wherever your career has taken you!

map of aggie engineers across the country

Recently I visited with a retired Aggie engineer who made his career in Pullman, Washington. Listening to his energy and interest, you’d never know he’s well into his 90s. He and his family love USU and are eager to make the most of their investments by creating a generous scholarship for graduate students in the two colleges he and his wife graduated from — engineering and education.

To help engage alumni scattered across the nation, Tony Ahlstrom has joined the College of Engineering as a new development officer. He will be working with alumni from Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. As an avid Aggie, he brings a passion for all things Utah State and is eager to connect with alumni.

Our development office would love to speak to you about your ideas for engagement with the College of Engineering and Utah State University. We are here to help you accomplish your philanthropic goals and provide gratifying gift and engagement experiences. Please contact us about your vision and let us help ensure your gift is awardable, impactful, and provides meaningful return on your philanthropic investment. Go, Aggies!

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David Kunz

David Kunz,
Senior Director of Development
’00, Public Relations

435-797-8012 |

Tony Ahlstrom

Tony Ahlstrom,
Development Officer
’20, Communication Studies

435-797-0769 |

Reasons to Give

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Alumni Stories

Winning the Imitation Game

Todd Humphreys began studying electrical engineering at Utah State University with the intention of becoming a patent lawyer. His career path changed, however, thanks to a professor who told him he had the heart of an engineer.

Wheels Up!

When Sandra Fitzgerald started her career as a journeyman engineer at Hill Air Force Base, the sound of the ringing telephone often made her feel a little nervous. It was 1988.

This Is the Year 2000: Aaron Swank

USU’s environmental engineering program has always been compact. It is a small major not because it is unpopular but because it attracts a certain crowd: people who are generalists at heart, who like flexibility, and who want to get their hands dirty.