Last week, the LDS Business College announced Senator Don Ipson (R-St George) as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. You can find a full article about Senator Ipson and the award here.

J. Lawrence Richards, president of the college, had this to say about him:

“I am impressed with Don’s humility, wisdom, and his great desire to serve,” He has effectively combined faith, service to family, service to his chosen profession, and service to his community, which parallels the mission of the college to enlighten minds, elevate hope, and ennoble souls.”

Senator Ipson owns DATS, a trucking company that operates with 250 tractors and 850 trailers.  Prior to his time in the Senate, served 4 terms in the House of Representatives.

Ipson serves as director of the Washington County Economic Development Committee, director and former chair of Dixie Applied Technology College, regional board member of Zions Bank and former president of two trucking associations. He is also an honorary colonel for the Utah Highway Patrol and served as a humanitarian short-term specialist for the clean water program of the LDS Church.