Elder W. Craig Zwick, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 1,708 graduates at Brigham Young University-Idaho's fall commencement on Friday, December 19. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center. 

The university will award 461 associate degrees and 1,275 bachelor's degrees. Of the graduates, 1,036 are females and 672 are males. About 48 percent have served as missionaries for the Church.

Elder Zwick began his service in the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 1995. He has served the Church in a number of capacities, including as president of the Brazil, Brazil South, and North America Northeast Areas, as a counselor in the presidencies of the Europe West and Europe Central Areas, as president of the Chile Santiago South and Puerto Rico San Juan Missions, and as a full-time missionary in the North Argentina Mission. He currently serves as assistant executive director of the Missionary Department. 

Elder Zwick earned a bachelor's degree in business management and finance, with much of his career spent in the construction industry. He and his wife, Janet, are the parents of four children and have 17 grandchildren.

Accompanying Elder Zwick at commencement will be Elder Paul V. Johnson, commissioner of the Church Educational System.

Information for parents and families of graduates is available on the fall graduation website. Commencement exercises will streamed live.