“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, Jan. 2000, 69
Dr. E. Curtis Fawson has been named as president of Southern Virginia College. The school draws most of its 350 students from Latter-day Saints across the country and several foreign lands. A former stake president from Payson, Utah, Dr. Fawson has held administrative positions at Brigham Young University, BYU—Hawaii Campus, the University of Oregon, and the University of Wisconsin—Platteville.
The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University contributed to the commission of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning composition for music. The endowment was established in 1983 to support excellence in music composition and has helped hundreds of international composers with grants and commissions. Melinda Wagner composed the prize-winning piece, “Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion,” for the Westchester Philharmonic.
David W. Allan, Fountain Green First Ward, Moroni Utah Stake, has been named Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Navigation. Brother Allan, who worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 32 years, won the award for his work on the characterization of error sources in highly accurate time references. His work has helped in the development of the Global Positioning System, a tool used extensively in navigation, surveying, precision timing, and synchronizing telecommunications systems.