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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. The true value of an education should be measured by who we become, not just how much we know. Etched in stone at the western entrance to campus are the words, “Enter to learn; go forth to serve.” Here are stories of people who make a difference in a world we wish to improve. 

From students to teachers overnight: Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck, elementary education students, taught 37 students when their practicum mentor suddenly became ill.

After an accident resulting in paralysis, Stephen Merrill excelled by identifying what he did well and things he could do––like graduate with a master's degree in Applied Statistics.

Amy Briggs

Once Amy Briggs found engineering, there was no stopping her.

It was a love of numbers that carried Kim Chi Pham through homesickness, past language barriers and eventually placed her at the top of her field.

Thomas Stone

At BYU's Commencement exercises this week, Thomas Stone will represent the graduates as the student speaker.

Socket for prosthetics

BYU engineering students have teamed with non-profit Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the international Red Cross.

Amy Wilson with Tom Holmoe and Liz Darger

BYU’s President Kevin J Worthen and Athletic Director Tom Holmoe recently invited Amy Wilson, director of the NCAA’s Inclusion office, to campus to speak with different groups of students and employees. 

Eric Gillett, Department Chair of the Department of Design

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Eric Gillett, current Chair of the BYU Department of Design.

BYU student art exhibit

With her new exhibit, on display at the library through April 27, a BYU student living with dwarfism invites viewers to see the world through her eyes.
 

Erin Holmes

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Erin Holmes, Professorand Associate Director of the BYU School of Family Life.