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Emeriti Alumni Mission Statement

The purpose of the Brigham Young University Emeriti Alumni Association is to promote friendship and fellowship among its members and support activities that will further the interests of the university, as well as benefit emeriti educationally, physically, and spiritually. Membership in the Emeriti Alumni include graduates of 40 years or more and retired faculty, administration, and employees of the university. We welcome all friends of the university.

Next Upcoming Event:


Education and Student Mentoring Day   

Registration: Register by March 11, 2017 

Date: March 18, 2017 

Location: Assembly Hall, Hinckley Center BYU

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Program: 2 Speakers, Dr. D. Kelly Ogden & Robert L. Millet 


Dr. D. Kelly Ogden


D. Kelly Ogden is a professor emeritus of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University.  He taught courses in Hebrew, Old and New Testament, writings of Isaiah, the Bible as literature, history of the ancient Near East, biblical and modern geography of the Holy Land, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants.  For a span of fourteen years he helped administer BYU’s study programs in the Holy Land and guided students on field study trips all over Israel/Palestine, the Sinai, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece.  He led groups of students on many walks through the Holy Land, including retracing the “three-days’ journey” of Abraham and Isaac from Beersheba to Mount Moriah, the ninety-two miles Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the two hundred miles from Dan to Beersheba, and the two-hundred mile “Lehi Trek” from Jerusalem to the Red Sea.  He climbed the traditional Mount Sinai 18 times.

Brother Ogden earned a B.A. in English and Spanish, an M.Ed. in International Education, an M.A. in Hebrew language and historical geography of the Bible, and a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies.  He has presented scholarly papers in Louisville, Kentucky; Washington, D. C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Kansas City, Missouri; Honolulu, Hawaii; Seattle, Washington; Leuven, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; Santiago, Chile; and Oxford, England.

He is author of the following books:

1.  The Holy Land - A Geographical, Historical, and Archaeological Guide

     to the Land of the Bible  (co-authored with Jeffrey R. Chadwick)

2.  Where Jesus Walked - The Land and Culture of New Testament Times  

3.  Jerusalem, The Eternal City (with David B. Galbraith and Andrew C. Skinner)

  1. 4.   Discovering the World of the Bible (with LaMar C. Berrett) 

5. The President and the Preacher – Memoirs of a Mission President and Companion

(with Marcia H. Ogden)

6.  Pioneering the East (30 years’ involvement in the Holy Land, 1972 – 2002)

7.  8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You—Before You Get to Heaven

8. Verse by Verse: The Four Gospels (with Andrew C. Skinner)

9. Verse by Verse: Acts through Revelation (with Andrew C. Skinner)

10. The President and the Preacher II – Memoirs of a Missionary Training Center President and

      Companion (with Marcia H. Ogden)

11. Happy like Jesus – Lessons from Jesus Christ on How to Live

12. Verse by Verse: The Book of Mormon – two volumes (with Andrew C. Skinner)

13. Verse by Verse: The Old Testament – two volumes (with Andrew C. Skinner)

14. Loving Life – Lessons I Have Learned from Heaven and Earth

His articles have appeared in the Ensign, the Liahona (International Magazine of the Church), the Church News, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Meridian Magazine, and other LDS and non-LDS publications.  He has been a frequent participant in the BYU Television scripture discussions.

For five years Brother Ogden helped prepare the LDS editions of the scriptures, and he served on the Gospel Doctrine Writing Committee for the Church.  In the 1980s he served as president of the Jerusalem Branch in Israel.  In the 1990s he served as a branch president at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, as 1st counselor in a BYU stake presidency, and as president of the Chile Santiago East Mission.  He has served as president of the Guatemala Missionary Training Center and for the past seven years has been a sealer in the Provo Temple.


Robert L. Millet 

Robert L. Millet is Professor Emeritus of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. After receiving both bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology from BYU, Brother Millet worked with LDS Social Services and Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. In 1983, following the receipt of his PhD in Religious Studies from Florida State University, he joined the BYU faculty. He has served as Chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, Dean of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding.

He is the author or editor of many books, articles, book chapters, and reviews dealing mostly with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths. Some of his more recent books include Precept Upon Precept: Joseph Smith and Restored Doctrine (Deseret Book, 2016); Men of Covenant: Oaths, Covenants, and Transcendent Promises (Deseret Book, 2015); Mormonism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2015), co-authored with Shon D. Hopkin; Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation (InterVarsity Press Academic, 2015), coedited with Professor Richard J. Mouw; Living in the Eleventh Hour (Deseret Book, 2014);  Living in the Millennium (Deseret Book, 2014); Coming to Know Christ (Deseret Book, 2012); Modern Mormonism: Myths and Realities (Greg Kofford Books, 2010); and Holding Fast: Dealing with Doubt in the Latter Days (Deseret Book, 2008). He is also the coauthor of LDS Beliefs: A Doctrinal Reference (Deseret Book, 2011) with Camille Fronk Olson, Andrew C. Skinner, and Brent L. Top.

For the last twenty years Dr. Millet has been involved in building bridges of understanding and friendship with scholars and religious leaders from other faiths. At present, he is involved in formal and ongoing academic dialogues with Evangelical Christians, the Church of the Nazarene, and the Community of Christ (formerly Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints).

In the Church, Brother Millet has served as a high councilor, bishop of two wards, stake president, temple ordinance worker, and a member of the Church Materials Evaluation Committee. He and his wife Shauna have six children and twelve grandchildren and reside in Orem, Utah.


Evening With Friends (May)  

Registration: TBA 

Date: May 12, 2017 

Location: Assembly Hall, Hinckley Center BYU

Time: 6:30 p.m. -  9:00 p.m. 

Program: Come enjoy a catered dinner and speaker. Speaker TBA


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