Featured Alumni of February 2016

Marc Harrison


Marc Harrison (78′) was born and raised in St. George, Utah. Marc and Sherri (Naylor) Harrison met at Dixie College in 1974 even though Marc was a senior at Dixie High School at the time. He worked at Lin’s and drove one of his favorite cars, a new 1974 Camaro. Marc and Sherri dated through 1975 then Marc served an LDS mission in Nashville, Tennessee. Sherri graduated from Dixie College and BYU. Two months after Marc returned home from his mission, Marc and Sherri were married in Los Angeles and had their wedding reception in the Sun Room on the Dixie College Campus. Marc graduated from Dixie in 1978 and then attended the University of Utah where he studied Business Administration and Organizational Communication.
Marc followed in his fathers footsteps in the field of healthcare working at the Dixie Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Holy Cross, Tooele Valley and St. Marks in Salt Lake City over a 12 year period. Marc was also privileged to work for a couple of years admitting and prepping patients for Dr. Russell M. Nelson. Marc and Sherri moved from Salt Lake City to Idaho in 1987 where Sherri worked and raised their 5 boys (they were saddened to have twin boys pass away only days after birth while they still lived in SLC). Marc continued to work in healthcare, building and leading Hospitals and Medical Centers in several communities in Idaho. Like the leaders and educators here at Dixie, he was mentored and taught by great men and women through his healthcare career of more than 30 years. Marc served as President of the Utah Hospital Materials Management Association and the Idaho Purchasing and Materials Management Organization for eight years. He lead the task force to develop a multi-state Group Purchasing and a Buying Group for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Marc has served as a COO and officer in several healthcare facilities and systems. Marc was also privileged to work for the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls for the last 5 years in facilities and operations as a project, safety and operations professional.

Marc’s greatest memories of Dixie remain in place today with leadership, friendship, community and family that have always been there for him and carry the Dixie Spirit. To Marc, Dixie has always meant helping others achieve and become successful here at home or in the world. “The foundation that youth can gain here will help them throughout life and the challenges that are faced on a daily basis,” said Marc. These heartfelt feelings helped Marc and Sherri to represent Dixie State University as Southern Idaho Alumni Co-chairs prior to moving back to St. George in May 2015.

The best and most appreciated part of life today is being from and living in Dixie (Home), being a husband and father and even better, a grandfather of 10 grandchildren thus far. Serving on the DSU Alumni Board with wonderful people and continuing to rub shoulders with the great men and women of Dixie is a privilege. We Love Our Dixie Family!

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