Skip to main content
Intellect

President Hinckley enjoys groundbreaking on his birthday

With characteristic gusto, President Gordon B. Hinckley turned more ground than any other at groundbreaking ceremonies last week for the new Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on the Brigham Young University campus.

At ceremonies conducted by President Cecil O. Samuelson and featuring several general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and members of the Hinckley family, the 96-year-old President Hinckley, leader of the worldwide church, used a shovel for the groundbreaking picked from his own workshop at home.

Designed as a place to welcome friends of the university, the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center will serve as a campus home for BYU alumni, a front gate to the university and a place to feel the BYU experience. The building is expected to be completed in fall 2007.

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
May 22, 2020
BYU students took home HALF of the awards in the Television Student category.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
May 18, 2020
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
May 14, 2020
Each year for the past five years, students at BYU’s Center for Animation have been tasked with creating an entire video game from concept to finished product. This spring, the latest team made history by creating the first game to win first place in two different categories at the Intel University Games Showcase.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=