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Samuelsons to present back-to-school devotional at BYU Jan. 9

Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will present the first devotional of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

President Samuelson will speak on “Mixing Reason and Faith,” while his wife will address “The Still, Small Voice.”

The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org.

President Samuelson began his work as 12th president of BYU in May 2003. His education includes bachelor’s, master’s and medical degrees from the University of Utah, where he later worked as a professor of medicine, dean of the School of Medicine and vice president of health sciences. Prior to his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was also senior vice president of Intermountain Health Care.

Sharon Giauque Samuelson graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in history. She also earned her teaching certification and taught school for many years. Besides being a mother of five and working as a full-time homemaker, she is also active in the community and has held leadership positions in all auxiliary organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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