Jane Marquardt Receives President’s Award from Weber State University
Jane Marquardt was one of 10 distinguished alumni recognized at the 48th Annual Weber State University Salutes ceremony. The event took place during the school’s Homecoming Week and is held annually to honor notable acts of community service, accomplishments, and/or leadership. Seven awards are handed out, of which, Marquardt was presented with the President’s Award.
University President Chuck Wight called the Honorees “champions of Weber State and shining examples of humanity.”
Marquardt was recognized for her long engagement with and commitment to Weber State University. In the early 1980s, Marquardt taught a community education course and served on the university’s board of trustees, and in 1993, she generously funded the Phoenix Achievement Scholarship for women. Celebrating its second anniversary come February, Jane and her spouse, Tami, also established the Marquardt Peace & Possibility Speaker Series as a part of the Weber State’s LGBT Resource Center. In the community, Marquardt helped organize and present the first training on LGBT issues for all Utah judges. She has served and currently serves on many community boards for organizations that promote civil rights, education, and legal services delivery, such as United Way of Salt Lake, Legal Aid Society, Utah Pride Center, and others.
Jane Marquardt joined an illustrious list of WSU President’s Award recipients, including James Hinkley, Nolan, Karras, Spencer Stokes, and others, and became the first woman to receive the award.