Osborne, V. Con (Virgus Con), 1926-2017
- Existence: 1926 - 2017
V. Con Osborne (1926-2017) was a multicultural education professor and administrator in Utah.
Virgus Connell Osborne was born on September 30, 1926 in Spring City, Utah. His parents were William Virgus Osborne and Ida Athene Allred. He was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was baptised in 1934. He enlisted in the United States Army near the end of World War II between January 1945 and November 1946, serving in the occupation of Japan.
Osborne first attended Snow College, and after the war transferred to Brigham Young University where he received his bachelor's degree in 1950. In 1951 he married Marjorie Mae Tuttle in Manti, Utah, and they later had six daughters. He continued his education at Brigham Young University, obtaining a master's of library science degree in 1968. He later completed a PhD in Education at the University of Utah in 1975.
After completing his bachelor's degree, Osborne first worked as a secondary school teacher in Mount Pleasant, Midvale, and Provo, Utah. In 1964 he joined the English faculty at Brigham Young High School, and later transferred to the Indian Education Department at the University. He served in Indian Education and later Multicultural Education for twenty year, including seven years as department chair.
V. Con Osborne passed away on November 14, 2017 in Provo, Utah.
Citation:Indian education at Brigham Young University, 1965-1985, 1993: title page (V. Con Osborne)
Brigham Young University general catalog, 1985: page 245 (V. C. Osborne; bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University, 1950; master's of library science, Brigham Young University, 1968; PhD, University of Utah, 1975; joined faculty of Brigham Young University, 1964; chairman of Multicultural Education)
Walker Sanderson website, via WWW, October 19, 2021 (Virgus Connell Osborne; d. Nov. 14, 2017 in Provo, Utah; b. Sept. 30, 1926 in Spring City, Utah; parents, William Virgus Osborne and Ida Athene Allred; m. Marjorie, six daughters; educator, taught in secondary schools in Mt. Pleasant, Midvale, and Provo; joined BYU faculty in 1965, later requested to join newly created Indian Education Department; worked in department for twenty years, serving as Department Chair for seven years; BYU representative to Lamanite Conferences and Career Days; taught courses in Native American Studies, English Composition, Guided Studies, and Secondary Education; cared deeply for Native American and other multicultural students; veteran of the Army in World War II, serving in occupation of Japan; member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding varied callings)
Familysearch, via WWW, October 19, 2021 (Virgus Connell Osborne; baptised in 1934 into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; m. Dec. 21, 1951 in Manti, Utah to Marjorie Mae Tuttle)
Ancestry.com, via WWW, October 19, 2021 (Virgus Connell Osborne; attended Snow College; enlisted in United States Army, January 1945; termination of service, November 1946)
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Indian education at Brigham Young University, 1965-1985
Contains information on academics, student life, and special programs. Includes several appendices and tables. One appendix lists Indian graduates of Brigham Young University, 1950-1985; another concerns the performing group, Lamanite Generation.