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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 Day

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Please RSVP By: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Location: Hinckley Center

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Dr. Brent L. Top
Speech Title- 
Patterns, Themes, Connections—Building Upon the Sure Foundation: The New Religious Education Cornerstone Curriculum

Dr. Brent L. Top is Dean of Religious Education at BYU and a Professor of Church History & Doctrine. A full-time faculty member since 187, Brother Top served as Associate Dean from 1997-2002, Endowed Professor of Moral Education from 2002 until his call as Mission President in the Illinois Peoria Mission, 2004-2007. He served as chair of the department of Church History & Doctrine from 2009 until his appointment as Dean in June 2013.  He is the author of numerous books and articles. He and his wife, Wendy are the parents of 4 children and the doting grandparents of 17. Brother Top currently serves as the President of the Pleasant Grove East Stake.

Dr. Richard O. Cowan
Speech Title- 
Provo’s Two Temples

Upon receiving his doctorate at Stanford University in History in 1961, Richard O. Cowan joined the Religious Education faculty at BYU. He retired two years ago after teaching for 53 years. His areas of emphasis were The Doctrine and Covenants, Latter-day Saint history since 1900, and Latter-day Saint temples. He has authored over a dozen books and numerous articles on these subjects. His book, Provo’s Two Temples, was published recently by BYU’s Religious Studies Center. Brother Cowan is patriarch in his stake and also chairs the committee preparing the history to be placed in the Provo City Center Temple’s cornerstone. He and his wife Dawn are the parents of 6 children, 22 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.


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