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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. 

Ray Clifford

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Ray Clifford, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities. 

Diane Reich

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Diane Reich, Assistant Professor and Division Coordinator in Vocal Performance.

There were more than 120 entries in our Y News “Day in the Life of a BYU Employee” photo contest. Each shared a unique perspective of what daily life on campus may include. Here are the winners.

Keith Wilson

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Keith Wilson, Associate Professor in Ancient Scripture.

Brent Slife

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Brent Slife, distinguished lecturer and psychology professor

McKay Christensen

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet McKay Christensen, Managaing Director of Alumni and External Relations.

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.