Professor Spotlight: Garth Sorenson

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prof. spotlightGarth Sorenson is a computer science professor here at Snow College.

He wasn’t always the literal, computer-minded professor we know him as. Sorenson was raised on a farm in the small Utah town of Axtell, about 28 miles South of Ephraim.

As a farm boy, Sorenson spent a total of ten summers as a cow herder on the mountain, starting at age five.  He grew up attending school in Gunnison, participating in various activities from wrestling to student government.

As a student, he enjoyed mathematics, so upon graduating from Gunnison Valley High School, he took a scholarship to Utah State University to study engineering.  After a year at USU, Garth traveled to Japan to serve an LDS mission.

Upon his return, a friend talked him into coming to Snow College, where he attended for a year.  During that time, he got involved with various extracurricular activities.  It was also during this time that he met his wife.  They met in October, got engaged in March, and married in June.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree at Snow, he and his wife moved to Logan, where he completed a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering.  After graduation, he took additional classes from Stanford University and went on to work for HP.  Later, Sorenson was invited to become a faculty member here at Snow College, where he has been teaching for 20 years.

“Life hasn’t gone anywhere near my plan, but I have no regrets,” said Sorenson.


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