I”ve been invited to the UVU Scholarship Ball for several years, and I”m embarrassed to say that there was always a scheduling conflict that led me to say “thanks, but no thanks.”\r\n\r\nIt”s not because I”m a Cougar (which I am). And it”s not because I don”t love UVU (which I do.) In fact, the cover story on Matt and Paige Holland (president and Mrs. president of UVU) in our Sept/Oct 2009 issue was one of my favorites. I”ve been telling people ever since then how much I liked both of them. In fact, (and for the record, that”s two facts in one paragraph), Michael McLean and I spent a few minutes singing Matt Holland”s praises during our recent interview for the next cover of Utah Valley Magazine. UVU is getting even better under his leadership.\r\n\r\nSo this year when we were graciously invited to sit at the Kirton and McConkie table at the UVU Scholarship Ball, we cleared our schedules and found our Wolverine pride. Which I”m happy to say we have WAY MORE of after going to the ball. The six-course meal was perhaps the fanciest feast I”ve ever laid a fork on. Although this picture doesn”t do it justice, here”s the dessert.\r\n\r\nIt was an amazing night, emceed by Noelle Pikus-Pace, who was featured in our Jan/Feb 2010 issue as she headed to the Winter Olympics. She”s a local favorite, and for good reason. The entire night was first-class. And so is Utah Valley University.