SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — LDS Business College’s 120th commencement marks the graduation of the transitional students who began their education in the former Mansion Campus and will finish it at the new Triad Campus.
Commencement will be held Thursday, April 26, in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. The academic processional begins at 1:50 p.m.; the program begins at 2 p.m.
Bishop H. David Burton of the Presiding Bishopric will deliver the commencement address. President Stephen K. Woodhouse will conduct. Student speakers are Aleksandra Salo from Khabarovskij Kraj, Russia, and Mark W. Humbert from Orangeville, California. Both students will receive Associate of Applied Science degrees.
E. Bruce Haws, vice president and trust office of Deseret Trust Company, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest award given by the College.
Some 290 two-year degrees will be awarded; 202 certificates will be awarded. Students may earn two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Science transfer degrees, and/or one-year certificates. The most popular degrees are business, general studies, and interior design.
Seating in the Assembly Hall is available on a first come, first served basis; no tickets will be distributed. Following commencement, a reception will be held at the Triad Campus, 95 North 300 West, for all graduates and guests.
Overall enrollment this year averaged 1348 students. Students come from 45 states and approximately 50 countries.
Eighty-one percent of students are under 25 years of age.
Nearly all students — 98 percent — are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twenty-five percent are married.
Gender distribution of graduates is 111 males, 178 females. The youngest graduate is 19 years old; the oldest, 59.
The college offers programs in accounting, business, information and office technology, medical careers, interior design, office management, and two-year Associate of Science degrees in General Studies or Business. The mission of the College is to prepare students for the job market with a skills-oriented education.
All students agree to live by an honor code that encourages modest dress, personal integrity, moral cleanliness, honest conduct, and abstention from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs.
Resident tuition per semester is $1,270.00.
The College was founded Nov. 15, 1886 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns the institution. Karl G. Maeser was the founding principal.
Administrative officers include:
Stephen K. Woodhouse, president
J. Larry Richards, assistant to the president
Carolyn S. Brown, vice president of academic affairs
Jerry M. Bryan, vice president of administration
Craig V. Nelson, vice president of student affairs and advancement
Bob H. Wiser, vice president of finance and controller
Prominent faculty and alumni include:
James E. Talmage, LDS apostle, scholar, principal from 1888 to 1892
Willard Young, son of Brigham Young, principal from 1905 to 1915
Bryant S. and Ada Bitner Hinckley, faculty members in early 1900s, parents of LDS Church
President Gordon B. Hinckley. Bryant S. was a College principal.
Evans Stephenson, music teacher and composer, LDS hymns (deceased)
Richard L. Evans, “Music and the Spoken Word,” Class of 1923 (deceased)
Monte C. Nelson, Owner of H&R Block franchises, Class of 1948
Albert Choules, vice president Coltrin & Associates, Class of 1949
Marilyn S. Bateman, wife of former BYU president Merrill J. Bateman, Class of 1958
John Simcox, Owner of Bullock and Loosee Jewelers, Class of 1970
Keith Clark, vice president, marketing, Nevada Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Class of 1983