A. Delmont Truman
Fine & Performing Arts
A. Delmont Truman
A. Delmont Truman traveled south from his hometown of Enterprise, Utah, to attend Dixie College, where he served as student body president in the 1950-51 school year. After serving his country in the Korean conflict, he attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1957 with a degree in Agriculture. It was at BYU where he met his wife, the former Karol Kuhn.
Music and entertaining have been an integral part of Delmont's life. He was an avid participant in musicals and choirs at Dixie College. In 1961, Delmont was one of the first to perform the musical “Promised Valley” in the newly constructed Graff Theater on the Dixie State College campus. One of Delmont’s theatrical highlights was performing throughout the western United States in productions of "It's a Miracle" and "March Across Our Land."
A life-changing experience came when Delmont was invited by former St. George “Singing Mayor” Marion H. Bowler and Dixie College Assistant Professor of Music Roene B. DiFiore (Mrs. “D”) to sing the beloved songs of Dixie. This trio formed what eventually became known as the Program Bureau (the PB), which entertained locally, nationally, and internationally. Today, Delmont continues to sing with former Program Bureau members. His signature song “Are You From Dixie” is the highlight of alumni gatherings and class reunions.
For more than ten years Delmont’s rich baritone voice sang the National Anthem prior to each home basketball game in the old Dixie College Gymnasium. Since 1947, he has sung at more than 1000 funeral services. Delmont dedicates his time by serving as a member of the Dixie State College Alumni Board and was a former member of the Dixie College Foundation. The Truman Garden at the DSC Wade Alumni House is a tribute to this wonderful man often referred to as Mr. Dixie Spirit. He and his wife Karol are the parents of four children and have 14 grandchildren.
Additional details of the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the these five Hall of Fame honorees will be given at the Founder’s Day Assembly.
The Hall of Fame was introduced at Dixie State College in 1998, at which time 18 individuals were inducted as charter members. The photos and plaques of this year’s inductees will join the past 81 inductees on the Wall of Fame located in the Avenna Center on campus.