Bob Carter grew up on a ranch in Nevada where he learned the value of hard work. At 18 he left home to attend the University of Utah, where he met his sweetheart, Beth, a native of Springville, Utah. Drawn to each other by their similar backgrounds and common values Bob and Beth were wed in 1941. Together they built a successful trucking business—IML Freight—raised a beautiful family and created a life of giving to those in need.
Beth Mendenhall Carter died on December 7, 1997. Upon the death of their father on January 23, 2006, Robyn and Thomas Carter established the Robert S. and Beth M. Carter Endowed Chair in the College of Nursing. Knowing how much their father valued the contributions nurses make to medical research, academics and critical needs, Robyn and Tom chose the College of Nursing to continue their parents’ legacy of helping others.
This chair will be a fitting tribute to their lives, their examples, their kindness and their generosity. The Robert S. and Beth M. Carter Endowed Chair in the College of Nursing will benefit the people of Utah and the intermountain region for many generations.
Lee Ellington, PhD (Current Chair Holder)
Susan Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN (First Chair Holder)