BYU Native American Alumni

Contact Chapter Chair


Cynthia and Richard Connell

Chapter Leaders

Chapter Chair: Cynthia and Richard Connell

VC Connections: Eugene Tapahe

VC Social Media: Chauma Kee-Jansen


Secretary: Meredith Lam

Auxiliary Positions

Traditions Specialist: Roland and Naomi Denny

Historian: Bryan Jansen

  Our Chapter


 The Native American Alumni Chapter will encourage our people to maintain a spirit of gratitude for the blessings we have received as part of the Brigham Young University Community. We will work to strengthen our individual identity as children of God and as a people unified by a great prophetic destiny. We will strive to help our members' link together the generations of our people by honoring those who came before us and learning of their legacy. We will assist our youth in obtaining the education necessary to become wise and capable leaders.

BYU Alumni Chapters offer services and activities to keep alumni active in the life of the university today and to connect you with your wealth of experiences from your time at BYU. There are Regional Chapters (based on where you live), College Chapters (aligned with your degree, college, or department at BYU) and Professional Chapters (associated with a group, industry, society or affiliation of grads). All Chapters have one purpose - to be True Blue.

They connect alumni with students (mentoring, internships, employment opportunities, replenishment grants).

They connect alumni with each other (networking, career and professional development, social activites).

They enlarge the Spirit of the Y (community recognition, service projects, newsletters).

You can donate to our chapter at


2018 Native American Alumni Reunion

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 (check-in starts at 2:00 pm) 

Wilkinson Center, RSVP registration required by March 23, 2018.  Please join us for our annual reunion and luncheon.  Bring your spouse.  To register go HERE

BYU Living Legends Performance

Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30pm

Following the BYU Native American Alumni Dinner. Living Legends is excited to reconnect with our alumni and dance their final Utah performance for this school year. For tickets go HEREGet your tickets early, this particular show is a crowd favorite

**Please note this event is OFF-campus at: Timpview High School Auditorium, located at 3570 Timpview Dr, Provo, UT 84604.

** No cash sales at the door**

37th Annual BYU Harold Cedartree Pow-Wow

April 6 & 7, 2018

Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom on BYU Campus. View pow-wow poster HERE.

2018 BYU Homecoming Parade

Fall 2018: Come and join us in making a float, walk the parade route or just cheering us on

Native American Alumni & Student Homecoming Picnic

Fall 2018: Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of food and family fun.

Chapter Events