Snow Bids Farewell to Bill Jensen

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Professor Bill Jensen stands outside the classroom he has taught in for many years. Jensen left Snow last weekend.

Professor Bill Jensen stands outside the classroom he has taught in for many years. Jensen left Snow last weekend.

After 15 years of dedication to teaching at Snow College, Professor William “Bill” Jensen departs Snow to begin a new adventure.

Jensen, who began his tenure at Snow on a one-year contract to replace a departed professor, has been teaching Elementary and Intermediate Spanish since 2001. It was never supposed to be the start of a career in teaching, but Jensen and his family fell in love with the community of Sanpete, and if one were to ask around, one may find that the community fell in love with him too.

“In addition to being a beloved teacher and mentor,” Snow Vice President Steve Hood says, “he has done much with our Spanish-speaking friends in the community.  He has worked to bring native Spanish speakers to campus for cultural events and to expose them to the life of the College in order to interest them personally in higher education matters and to help them feel a part of [Snow].”

Jensen is going to work for Goldman-Sachs, a well-known investment company. “It’s a whole new adventure for me,” Jensen says, “but change is good and challenge is good.”

In his time at Snow, Jensen has served as chair of the Foreign Language Department and the Scholarship Committee, been part of the Honors program, served with the Center for Global Engagement, and was instrumental in the start of the men’s and women’s soccer program at Snow.

Jensen taught his last day on Friday, Sept. 30.

“Snow College is a better place because of Bill,” Hood says.

After serving an LDS mission in England for two years, Matthew Harris decided to join his brother when he came to Snow, starting in the Fall 2014 semester. Now a twenty-three year old sophomore, Matt works hard to succeed in all of his classes while trying to balance the responsibilities of being a Resident Assistant. Matt is an undeclared major, and is pursuing his general education and interests at this time.

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