Brigham Young University officials will present the David M. Kennedy International Service Award to Elder Marion D. Hanks, an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Monday, Aug. 21.
The public is invited to attend a speech by Elder Hanks at 12:30 p.m. in the Stepdown Lounge of the Smith Family Living Center following the award presentation."He has been involved in a lot of different projects to improve the quality of life for people around the world," said Jeff Ringer, assistant director for the David M. Kennedy Center, which is sponsoring the award.
Under Elder Hanks' direction, a pioneering effort in refugee services by the LDS Church was initiated in several countries in Asia.
He served for several years as a presidential appointee on the U.S. President's Citizens Advisory Committee on Children and Youth and on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He also served as first chairman of the Utah Committee on Children and Youth.
In Scouting, Elder Hanks has received the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, the Silver Buffalo and the Order of the Arrow and in 1973 was presented the first honorary award of the National Eagle Scout Association for service.