2014 InducteeAllan Sulser is a 1973 graduate of Wasatch High School, and was very active in FFA and Rodeo. He also played football and basketball.
Allan attended Snow College, Utah State University, and the University of Phoenix where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.
Allan began his teaching career at Mt. View High School in Wyoming before returning to Wasatch High School, where he taught for 28 years. Allan retired from teaching in 2010. During his teaching career Allan and his students excelled at the local, state, and national levels.
Allan said “The biggest highlight of his 28 year teaching career in Agricultural Education came in 2006 when the Wasatch FFA Chapter was chosen as one of the “Models of Innovation”, which means the chapter was one of the top ten chapters in the United States. The Wasatch FFA Chapter also received Three Star Chapter recognition (highest national ranking possible) for eight consecutive years during Allan’s tenure. Other honors for Allan’s students include: Utah Agriculture in the Classroom Outstanding Chapter, eight National Proficiency Award finalists, over twenty National FFA Scholarships averaging $1000 each, and several Star State and American FFA Degrees. Allan had six State FFA officers including one State FFA president, the only president to ever come from the Wasatch Chapter. Allan is most proud when a student or former student receives an award or honor or when a group of students excel on a community service project.
Allan received numerous awards during his teaching career including the following: National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher of Teachers Award, Gold Emblem 2003, National ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education) Arch of Fame in 2008, NAAE (National Association of Agriculture Educators) Outstanding Service Citation in 2010, Outstanding Utah Association of Agricultural Educator, 2008.
Allan also served as an innovator and leader during his teaching career. Nationally he served five years on the National Association of Agricultural Educators Board of Directors and was President in 2006. He also served on the National Council for Agriculture Education for three years and as Council President in 2007. Allan was the first classroom teacher to serve in this position.
Allan served in numerous positions on boards of the following organizations: Utah Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, the Utah Vocational Association Board of Directors, Utah FFA Advisory Board, Utah Association of Career and Technical Education, and the Utah Junior Live Stock Committee.
Locally, Allan has served on the Wasatch County Fair Board, Heber Valley Gun Club and is currently working for Utah State University as the Wasatch County Extension Ag/4-H Agent.
Allan is the son of Jay and Ruth Sulser, the third of five children. He is married to Shirley Cummings Sulser. They are the proud parents of three children, two grandchildren and two on the way.
Last Modified on September 4, 2015