Nancy J Clark Memorial Botany ScholarshipNancy J. Clark graduated summa cum laude from Weber State University where she earned a B.S. in Botany and a M.S. in Science Education. For almost 20 years she taught Advanced Placement Biology and Environmental Education and was the MESA adviser at Northridge High School. She was honored on numerous occasions for her excellence in teaching and for her tireless work to provide scholarships and research opportunities for minority students. Nancy was also adjunct faculty in the Botany Department at WSU. With her husband, Dr. Stephen Clark, she made more than a dozen trips on five continents to live with and learn from indigenous people, returning home after each trip to argue for the rights of indigenous people, promote the cause of conservation and teach students a new environmental ethic.
Nancy was an accomplished nature artist and author finishing, just prior to her untimely death, a comprehensive study on Utah Pioneer Medicine. She passed away at the age of 58 in July 2009 after a courageous battle with melanoma. Nancy will not be forgotten as her memory still lives in the hearts and minds of all those whose life she touched forever.