Speakers Announced for McKay School’s August Graduation

Students and professors will speak during the McKay School’s August graduation ceremony


The David O. McKay School of Education has announced the speakers for its upcoming graduation ceremony on August 18. Two students among the graduating class—Kylie Lucas and Melissa Burton—will address the audience. They will be followed by Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki, professors from the school’s Department of Communication Disorders.


McKay School students Kylie Lucas and Melissa Burton and Professors Martin Fujiki and Bonnie Brinton will address graduates and their families on Friday, August 18, at 8:00 a.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

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BYU and Chinese University Continue 25 Years of Friendship

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Teaching Begins with the Learner

Attendees learned better teaching practices at the recent Leadership in the 21st Century Conference.

The David O. McKay School of Education and the Brigham Young University–Public School Partnership presented the ninth biennial conference of Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century. The conference was held March 23–24, 2017.
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Graduates Encouraged to Serve with Confidence and Love

Over 400 students graduated from the McKay School today.

Convocation speakers advised graduates to allow love, conviction, and other Christ-like attributes to guide their pursuits.
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