2:10 PM to 3:00 PM - BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium: After working in several different positions on campus in both the Admissions Office and Scholarships Office, Aaron Sanns’ current post is Director o
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f Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at BYU-Idaho. Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, he worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Bannock County, Idaho. Brother Sanns was born and raised in New Jersey, and served as a full-time missionary in the Japan Osaka mission. He obtained an associate’s degree from Ricks College, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from BYU, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Idaho State University. He has served in bishoprics, Elders quorum and young men presidencies, High Priests groups, as well as being a Sunday School teacher, Primary teacher, and assistant Scoutmaster. Presently, he is a High Councilor in his stake. Brother Sanns and his wife, Ruth Ann, are the parents of two daughters and two sons.
2:10 PM to 3:00 PM - BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium: Brigham Young University and served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Finland Helsinki mission. H
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er career includes teaching at the Language Education Institute in Japan, working as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and owning a retail education store in Provo, Utah. Since 1998, she has been employed by the Church in the Welfare Department. She helped to establish 17 international LDS employment offices in Africa and Europe. For five years she directed the humanitarian wheelchair program. In 2008 Sharon became Middle East regional director of the LDS Charities where she oversaw humanitarian work in eight countries. She also served on the Relief Society general board during Sister Julie B. Beck’s administration. Currently, Sharon is the executive director of LDS Charities -- the humanitarian organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Manwaring Center 387 Special Events: BYU-Idaho Alumni invites all graduates, including those not marching in commencement, to attend Grad Fest. At Grad Fest, you will pick up you
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r cap, gown and tassel. If you just need a tassel you can get them at Grad Fest for $8 (exact cash only). You will also pick up your name card for convocation and confirm the University has your correct information to mail your diploma. Each graduate will also receive an alumni gift. The University Store will have memorabilia items available to purchase. Come enter your name into a drawing for great prizes and enjoy refreshments and other festivities in a celebratory send-off party. Pick up your cap and gown at Grad Fest. Enjoy gifts, prizes, fun, and refreshments! Register here.