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

Treasurer: Melisa 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).

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