Congratulations!

On behalf of the BYU Alumni Association, we congratulate you for being selected as the Alumni Achievement Award recipient for your college, celebrated with family and friends during Homecoming! We applaud your outstanding accomplishments and commend you for your service and influence on your profession. Homecoming week celebrations are October 9-13, 2018 (homecoming.byu.edu). Award recipients are highlighted here: http://homecoming.byu.edu/section/awardees 

A highlight of the awards is the lecture series. You are invited to present a lecture, sponsored by your college, on Thursday of Homecoming week. This will be followed by a luncheon for all honorees at which your award will be acknowledged by colleagues and family members. You will also be recognized at BYU Spectacular in the Marriott Center. We invite you to attend additional (optional) activities Friday and Saturday, including the parade and football game. 

**An important note of clarification: Honorees are selected to receive the award from his/her respective college, thus the Alumni Association (Kristina Southam contact) and the colleges (respective representative) work in tandem to plan this honor. The Alumni Association facilitates the overall umbrella awards process and your college is your respective personal host. Consequently, you may work with each party as we prepare for your visit. We have created this site to streamline any questions you may have.**

Information website for invited guestshttp://alumni.byu.edu/connect/aaaguest  (Additional guest information below) **Please note - on the printed guest invitations the guest website address lists, "www.alumni.byu.edu/aaaguest" - unfortunately with the "www." it takes you to an error page. The correct addresses are alumni.byu.edu/aaaguest or alumni.byu.edu/connect/aaaguest - we apologize for any inconvenience. 

2018 Alumni Achievement Award Honorees

  • William Perry, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
  • Leah Voorhies, David O. McKay School of Education
  • Ryan K. Woodley, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering 
  • John H. Zenger, College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
  • Vai Sikahema, College of Fine Arts and Communications
  • Kelli D. Barbour, College of Humanities
  • Mike Mosman, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Melissa C SevyCollege of Life Sciences
  • Ronald D. Haas, Jr., Marriott School of Business
  • Holly J. Christensen, College of Nursing
  • Thomas Lowery Erekson, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Past Alumni Achievement award recipients: https://homecoming.byu.edu/alumni-achievement-awards/past

Luncheon Tickets 

Friday, September 21 – RSVP & Guest Ticket Purchase is due

 

What we need from you... 

  1. RSVP here: bit.ly/2018rsvpaaa (Due ASAP)
  2. Submit Bio & Picture: You will receive a link and invitation to a shared google drive folder to submit the following materials (Due ASAP).
    • Biographical information & Lecture title: Complete the biographical form and submit any additional materials including curriculum vitae/resume. Your responses will be used as a reference for our writers as they prepare bios and stories. They may contact you for additional details or clarifications. See FAQ for lecture details.
    • Headshot: Provide a color 8 x 10 or larger professional headshot of you in business attire (if digital, at least 300 pixels per inch; jpeg file). If you need an updated professional photo and will be in Provo, you are welcome to have one taken by our university photographer, free of charge. Please call BYU Photo at (801) 422-7322 as soon as possible for an appointment. Please review this Portrait Style Guide: http://alumni3.byu.edu/Chapters/pdf/portrait_styleguide.pdf

  • Announcements: Shortly after your completion of the RSVP form, you will receive 12 complimentary printed announcements that you may share with family, friends and colleagues. Digital announcements will be made available in the google drive folder that you may send to guests by email. (Guests RSVP deadline is Friday, September 21)
  • If you have any questions or issues with the google drive folder, you are welcome to submit your materials by email to kristina_southam@byu.edu or call: 801-422-6661 or 801-422-2164

 

Honoree Event Schedule

Thursday - October 11

Orientation

  • Orientation - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Hinckley Center East Conference Room: This is your first formal introduction to the other honorees and your host from your college. There will be light refreshments and you will receive information on the events for the weekend, receive your personal tickets to events and have a chance to ask any final questions. You will also be asked to provide your license plate information before the meeting so you may park anywhere on campus.
  • Guests – This is only for honoree and his/her primary guest. The Dean or a college representative will host you.
  • Dress – Business formal, professional.

Lecture 

  • Lecture - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Various Locations (see FAQ): This event is where you will give a lecture with your respective college. Below in the FAQ section is more information. If you have further questions you may contact your college representative. If you are uncertain who that is, just ask Kristina Southam - kristina_southam@byu.edu. **The Marriott School lecture will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and the Law School will be Monday at 12:00 p.m.**
  • Guests – This is an open invite to the public, all are welcome.
  • Dress – Business formal, professional.

President's Reception 

  • President's Reception - Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Hinckley Center Family Room: This is a chance to for you and your primary guest to meet and have your picture taken with BYU leadership before the awards luncheon. This will take place in the Hinckley Center Family Room on the first floor outside of the Assembly Hall where lunch will be held immediately after.
  • Guests – This is only for honoree and his/her primary guest. The Dean or a college representative will facilitate an introduction to BYU leadership.
  • Dress – Business formal, professional.

Luncheon 

  • Awards Luncheon - Thursday, 1:00 p.m., Hinckley Center Assembly Hall: This is when you and all award recipients will receive your award. Once the awards ceremony begins, each honoree's name will be individually announced. As your biography is read, you will stand, come to the front of the room to receive your award and have your picture taken. You will then rejoin your table; there will be time for family and group pictures are the end of the program. This is a formal event and guest invite only; mature children (typically 10 years and older) are welcome to attend. You will be seated with your primary guest at a VIP table with representatives from your college and the university. A couple members of your party may join you at the head table; tables will be in rounds of eight.
  • Registration – Please register you and your primary guest for the luncheon with the promo code provided (VIPGUEST). https://2018alumniachievement.eventbrite.com
  • Guests – This is for the honoree and his/her primary guest, close family and friends. In addition to your two primary tickets, BYU Alumni will provide 10 complimentary tickets (12 complimentary total), any additional tickets will be $20 per attendee. We will seat four of you at your head table, with the additional eight seated at one table (you are not required to fill these seats if you prefer a smaller party). Any guests beyond the complimentary 12 are welcome to attend (approximately 10-20 guests total) and will be accommodated in open seating. The Dean or a college representative will host you at your head table. This event is by invite only.
  • Dress – Business formal, semiformal.

Spectacular

  • Spectacular - Times 7:30 p.m. Marriott Center (Optional): There are two show times with the same performance. Your names will be announced and you will wave from the audience in the performance you choose to attend. You will be seated in VIP seating with your primary guest and we will arrange for your tickets to one of the two show times and you will receive them at orientation. Additional guests of the honoree may purchase tickets directly at www.byutickets.com.
  • This year's headline performer is Colbie Caillat with David Archuleta!
  • Guests – VIP seating is only for the honoree and his/her primary guest. The Dean or a college representative will host you. Additional guests of the honoree may purchase general seating tickets directly at www.byutickets.com.
  • Dress – Theater attire.

AAA Honorees attending the Thursday showtime:

  • Mike Mosman
  • John H. Zenger
  • Leah Voorhies
  • Thomas Lowery Erekson
  • Ronald D. Haas, Jr.
  • William Perry
  • Vai Sikahema

 

Friday - October 12

    Spectacular

    • Spectacular - Times 7:30 p.m. Marriott Center (Optional): There are two show times with the same performance. Your names will be announced and you will wave from the audience in the performance you choose to attend. You will be seated in VIP seating with your primary guest and we will arrange for your tickets to one of the two show times and you will receive them at orientation. Additional guests of the honoree may purchase tickets directly at www.byutickets.com.
    • This year's headline performer is Colbie Caillat with David Archuleta!
    • Guests – VIP seating is only for the honoree and his/her primary guest. The Dean or a college representative will host you. Additional guests of the honoree may purchase general seating tickets directly at www.byutickets.com.
    • Dress – Theater attire.

    AAA Honorees attending the Friday showtime:

    • Ryan K. Woodley
    • Holly J. Christensen
    • Melissa C Sevy
    • Kelli D. Barbour

     

    Saturday - October 13

      VIP Breakfast

      • VIP Breakfast - Saturday, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Marriott Center SW Corner Concourse (Optional): Enjoy breakfast before the parade with other honorees and the parade grand marshal.*
      • This year's grand marshal is Janette Beckham! (Wife of late Ray Beckham)
      • For those attending, you may park in lot 16A and take the ramp bridge to the Marriott Center (Parking lots in front of the Marriott Center will be used for the parade staging). It is recommended to take Bulldog Blvd. to the Hinckley Center to avoid any potential parade participant or 5k traffic.
      • Guests – This is only for the honoree and his/her primary guest.
      • Dress - BYU gear, festive business casual. 

      Parade

      • Parade - Saturday, 10:00 a.m., Marriott Center East Parking Lot (Optional): This is an optional event, though fun. You and one guest will ride in a special car through the parade route. Parade map (Tentative)*
      • You may ask your driver to drop you off at the Hinckley Center where your car is parked.
      • Guests – This is only for the honoree and his/her primary guest to ride in the car (usually due to limited space). All are welcome and encouraged to cheer and celebrate along the parade route.
      • Dress - BYU gear, festive business casual. 

      Football Game 

      • Football Game - 8:15 p.m., LaVell Edwards Stadium vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (Optional): You will be in VIP seating and we will arrange for those tickets. You and your adult primary guest will be seated together. VIP tickets may not be exchanged with anyone else.  Due to scheduling, the official game time may not be announced up until 2 weeks before. 
      • Guests – VIP tickets are only for the honoree and his/her primary guest. Additional guests of the honoree may purchase general seating tickets directly at www.byutickets.com.
      • Dress – BYU gear, festive business casual. 

       

      Frequently Asked Questions

      For more general information please visit the BYU Homecoming website here: homecoming.byu.edu

      Guest Tickets & Information: 

      • Information website for invited guests: http://alumni.byu.edu/connect/aaaguest 
      • Ticket registration for the luncheon here: https://2018alumniachievement.eventbrite.com
      • In addition to you and your primary guest's complimentary lunches, honorees will receive 10 complimentary luncheon tickets (12 total - 4 at your head table, 8 at a party table). 
      • All other/additional luncheon guests will need to purchase $20 luncheon tickets and will be seated in open seating (8 to a table).
      • Guests are invited to attend Spectacular and the Football game and may purchase general seating tickets directly at www.byutickets.com.
      • Guest parking for the luncheon will be available in campus visitor lots. 

      Special Assistance: If you or anyone you are attending in your party will need any special assistance (handicap accessibility, etc.) please let us know so we may best accommodate.

      Honoree Tickets: Honorees will receive their VIP seating Spectacular and Football tickets at orientation.

      Lodging: If you will be arriving from out of town, we are happy to cover your lodging for the evenings you are staying related to the awards celebration at the Marriott Hotel. Please use the honoree link below for one complimentary room for the dates listed. The second link is to purchase a room at a discounted rate for any additional guests you may have. The BYU travel office may assist you with any flight or rental car arrangements. You may also work with the BYU travel office if you would like to pay for additional nights. 

      • For Honorees only (One complimentary room): Honoree Link
        Start date: 10/10/18
        End date: 10/14/18
        Last day to book: 9/29/18

        Honorees - Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

      • For Guests only (Special group rate): Guest Link 
        Start date: 10/10/19
        End date: 10/14/18
        Last day to book: 9/29/18

      • Contact BYU Travel -  https://purchasing.byu.edu/travel 
      • Phone: 801-422-3872
        Email: travel@byu.edu.
        Office Hours: 8 – 12, 1 – 5; Monday thru Friday
        Closed Tuesday’s 10:45 – 1:00 for Devotional or Forum

      Parking & Campus Map: You may find an online campus map here: https://map.byu.edu/. This will help you locate your lecture locations. Please send your license plate information or a picture of your plates to Kristina Southam as soon as you know which car you will be using. We will register your car with the campus police so you will be able to park without any problems. You may email your plate information to: Kristina_southam@byu.edu or text: 740-704-9255. If you are coming from out of town, the morning of is fine. 

      Lectures: What should the topic of my lecture be? Who are the other honorees? Where is my lecture?

      You may ask your respective college representative for more direction; however, we encourage topics related to your field of expertise, how you arrived where you are, as well as your connection to and the impact of the Spirit of the Y on your life and work. We encourage brief lecture titles; however, below are some examples from past years. Honorees, lecture locations, and titles will be listed as available.     

      Example lecture titles and topics from past years:

      • Things I wish I knew when I left BYU
      • Transparency in Healthcare and Role of Apology Following a Medical Error
      • From Scrolls to Scrolling: A Life of Books in an Age of Distraction
      • In the Footsteps of Leaders 

       

      For any additional questions, feel free to reach out to Kristina Southam.

      Kristina Southam, Alumni Services Coordinator
      Kristina_southam@byu.edu
      Work: 801-422-4233
      Cell: 740-704-9255

                                                                  

      College

        Honoree

          2018 Lecture Hall

         2018 Lecture Title

      David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies William Perry 238 HRCB Trump's Trade Wars: How Tariffs Are Taxing Our Domestic Markets

      David O. McKay School of Education

      Leah Voorhies, PhD

      115 MCKB

      Convergence: The Antidote for Initiative Overload

      Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering  Ryan K. Woodley JSB Auditorium Effort, Not Intellect, Will Set You Apart

      College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

      John H. Zenger

      250 KMBL

      Can We Mass-Produce Exceptional Leaders?

      College of Fine Arts and Communications

      Vai Sikahema

      Madsen Recital Hall HFAC

      Denied Admission to Alum of the Year: My BYU Journey

      College of Humanities

      Kelli D. Barbour

      B092 JFSB

      Getting from There to Here

      J. Reuben Clark Law School

      Mike Mosman

      303 JRCB

      (Monday, Oct. 15, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

      How Not to Be Stupid

      College of Life Sciences

      Melissa C Sevy

      2102 LSB

      (Overflow in 267 RB) 

      Embracing Ambiguity: Practicing the Art of Openness in Pursuing Your Life's Path

      Marriott School of Business

      Ronald D. Haas, Jr. 

      710 TNRB

      (Friday, Oct. 12, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.)

      Embracing Ambiguity: Practicing the Art of Openness in Pursuing Your Life's Path

      College of Nursing

      Holly J. Christensen

      270 KMBL

      The Human Connection in a Digital World

      College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

      Thomas Lowery Erekson

      1170 TMCB

      Physics for All