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The BYU Student Alumni Association was organized in 1983 to coordinate various activities on BYU's campus that would strengthen its parent group, the BYU Alumni Association, in future years. Student Alumni has changed shape many times over its nearly twenty-five year history, but has never lost its central purpose to help produce responsible alumni. Over the years, the association has become known for its professionally-centered programming and focus on connecting students and successful alumni. Student Alumni has won more than 25 national and regional awards and has contributed to raising more than $200,000 for the university.

Officers 2015-2016

Cragun Liston: President

Cragun Liston is a junior from Pleasant View, Utah studying Finance and Manufacturing. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career abroad in manufacturing and business and later earn a Master's in Business Administration. Cragun served a mission for the LDS Church in the New York, New York South Mission. During his mission he came to love people of all cultures, ate food from all over the world, and learned Mandarin Chinese. Cragun recently completed an internship at a local private-equity firm. He also toured Asia with a group of Finance students this summer. Cragun enjoys skiing, hiking, and cooking Asian food. Student Alumni has been a part of his BYU experience since his freshman year. Cragun is excited to continue his involvement in Student Alumni and strengthen connections with students, alumni, and other on-campus organizations.

Brady Nash: Philanthropies Vice President

Brady Nash is a junior from Salt Lake City, Utah studying Electrical Engineering.  After graduation, he plans to pursue graduate studies by earning a Juris Doctorate and/or a Master's in Business Administration.  Brady served a mission in Oslo, Norway, where he gained an appreciation for Scandinavian culture, and particularly, Norwegian chocolate.  Brady has always enjoyed serving and helping others.  Attending BYU is a dream come true for Brady.  In his spare time, Brady can often be found reading, snow or water skiing, competing in triathlons, and spending time with his family.  Student Alumni has given Brady the opportunity to continue to express his love for service and to give back to BYU.  Brady is excited for the opportunity he has this year to work with both students and alumni in creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Rachel Murdock: Programs Vice President Traditions

Rachel Murdock is a senior from Kaysville, Utah studying Exercise Science.  After graduation Rachel is planning to attend PA School with the goal to someday work in primary care or cardiology.  Rachel recently completed an ultrasound internship where she was recognized as the most talented intern of the year.  Rachel enjoys being involved on campus and has planned many school wide events for BYU students.  When she is not planning events, Rachel loves to be outdoors hiking, running, or swinging at a park.  Rachel has loved her BYU experience and can't wait to serve with the incredible people at Student Alumni!


Meredith Tribe: Communications Vice President Outreach

Meredith is a senior from Ogden, UT studying Marketing. She’s equally zealous about design and analytics, so she plans to double minor in Statistics and Advertising Design as well. Meredith enjoys having petals rain on her, playing a rousing game of tennis, beating her previous minesweeper record, and finding opportunities to make someone else’s day. She can’t wait to apply her marketing knowledge to further connections with Student Alumni.




Allie Jensen: Programs Vice President Professional Development

Allie Jensen is a senior from Wichita, Kansas studying Nutritional Science. She plans to further her understanding of nutrition and health by attending P.A. school after graduation. Because of the experience she had in high school working with special needs children, Allie hopes to be able to work with these inspiring children in the future. In her spare time Allie enjoys participating in a music group on campus, reading, baking, and being outdoors.




Taylor Wood: Communications Vice President Publicity

Taylor Wood is a senior from Layton, Utah studying Accounting. After graduation, he hopes to continue his studies by earning a Master’s in Business Administration.  He has a passion for learning. Taylor served a mission in Samara, Russia. He has also spent time in Uganda performing humanitarian service, focusing on micro-finance projects. Taylor has a great love of traveling and working in new cultures. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys politics, event planning, reading, soccer, ping-pong, tennis, basketball, and spending time with his family. Taylor has always sought out opportunities to be involved and serve people. Student Alumni provides a fantastic opportunity for Taylor to be involved and provide opportunities for students to connect with alumni and prepare to be excellent alumni. Taylor is honored for the opportunity to give back to the University and its students by serving in the presidency of the Student Alumni Association.