Melvin R. Brown, speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, will give the keynote speech at the College of Eastern Utah's 60th commencement ceremony Friday.

Brown, R-Midvale, has been House speaker for the past four years and is serving his sixth term in the Utah House.The graduation ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center. On Thursday at 8 p.m., CEU faculty and grads will have a candle-lighting ceremony in Library Plaza.

In "Lighting the Way," the transfer of skills and knowledge from students to faculty will be symbolically enacted through the transfer of light from candle to candle.

A record 437 graduates will receive degrees.