Elder W. Rolfe Kerr, commissioner of the Church Educational System and a member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the featured speaker during Brigham Young University's August 2006 Commencement Exercises Thursday, Aug. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, president of BYU and also a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, will conduct the exercises, and BYU Alumni Association president Craig McIlroy and graduating senior Rachel Kimball Wilcox will also speak.
Music will be provided by the University Chorale under the direction of Paul Broomhead and Alan Zabriskie.
Both KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1) will broadcast the exercises live.
The academic processional to the Marriott Center for graduates, representatives of the BYU administration, faculty and staff will leave the Abraham Smoot Building parking areas on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Most campus offices will close on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to accommodate the services.
The traditional "Meet the President" event, where President Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will greet graduates and their guests, will be Friday, Aug. 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Museum of Art.
Individual College Convocation assignments for Friday are as follows:
Biology and Agriculture, Marriott Center
School of Education, Smith Fieldhouse
Kennedy Center, Joseph Smith Auditorium
Fine Arts and Communications, de Jong Concert Hall
Physical and Mathematical Science, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom 11 a.m.
Humanities, Marriott Center
Engineering andTechnology, Smith Fieldhouse
Nursing, Joseph Smith Auditorium
Family, Home and Social Science (School of Family Life), Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom 2 p.m.
Family, Home and Social Science, Marriott Center
Health and Human Performance, Smith Fieldhouse 5 p.m.
Marriott School of Management, Marriott Center In addition, BYU's Air Force ROTC program will commission three graduating students Friday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. at the ROTC Building.
Graduates and their guests are encouraged to avoid using cellular phones during the commencement and convocation services.
Writer: Cecelia Fielding