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The Young Living Alumni Center at Utah Valley University Officially Opens

The Young Living Alumni Center at Utah Valley University, partially funded by a $4.5 million donation from Young Living Essential Oils, today celebrates the official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


The Young Living Alumni Center at Utah Valley University (UVU) will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its opening on August 18, 2023. Young Living, the world leader in essential oils, donated $4.5 million for the center's construction to support the education of individuals, families, and taxpayers across the community.

"We are excited about the opening of the UVU Young Living Alumni Center and its impact on alumni and students," says Mary Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Young Living. "We recognize the immense value of creating a space where alumni can return and foster a sense of community and mentorship that reflects Young Living's commitment to holistic growth and a brighter future for all."

The state-of-the-art alumni center is over 30,000 square feet, including two stories with 25 offices, four conference rooms on each level, and a large event space. Designed with strict energy-efficiency standards, the building also meets Utah's High Performance Building Standard (HPBS).

The center was built to accommodate the rapid growth of alumni. Over 80% of alumni remain in Utah 1 year after graduating, while 77% remain living in the state 10 years later. The building will serve as a gathering place for those alumni through conferences, networking events, and university celebrations. It will also house the school's philanthropies department, known as Institutional Advancement, which allocates donor funds to student scholarships, college initiatives, building needs, and ongoing support for the success of future generations.

"Today's ribbon cutting is a celebration of UVU's long legacy of student achievement and commitment to enhancing our community," says Astrid S. Tuminez, President of Utah Valley University. "UVU's alumni are part of the fabric of this state, building Utah's thriving economy and helping shape a prosperous future. 77% of our alumni are still in Utah ten years after graduation. They really are at the core of our families, workforce, and community. We are grateful to Young Living for their generous support."

About Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest-quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal® quality commitment. This guiding principle helps Young Living protect the planet and provide authentic products that its Brand Partners and Customers can feel confident using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living’s products—sourced from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and other trusted suppliers—not only support a healthy lifestyle, but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global Brand Partners to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with the Young Living values and passions. For more information, visit, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

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