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April 22, 2021
Roughly 12% of the 2021 class are first-gen grads; Pedro Torres is one of them.
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April 22, 2021
The April commencement ceremony honored BYU graduates of the 2020–21 academic year and conferred 6,742 degrees. The proceedings were broadcast from the Marriott Center to graduates and their loved ones around the world.
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April 21, 2021
“I truly believe that people have this powerful opportunity to change the world.”
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April 21, 2021
Arjang “RJ” Abrarpour would not trade his unique BYU experience for anything.
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April 20, 2021
When she began her master’s in social work at BYU, Beth O’Brien already had a clear vision of what she most wanted to accomplish: to provide emotional support to postpartum women navigating the mental health challenges that are common to new mothers.
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April 20, 2021
A Q&A with the 2021 student commencement speaker
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April 19, 2021
When BYU Law student Melissa Jo “MJ” Townsend was growing up, her mother frequently reminded her that she — a member of “the People” — was the government.
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April 18, 2021
For BYU Ph.D. graduate Steve Bates, the popular tune “Home on the Range” hits close to home. Since 1999, Bates has worked as the wildlife manager at Antelope Island State Park in Utah, and he knows a thing or two about the land “where the buffalo roam.” He’s accustomed to the dazzling sunrises and picturesque settings the island offers – and he’s dedicated much of his life to researching, preserving and protecting the wildlife living there.
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March 18, 2021
Elder Gerrit W. Gong, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is scheduled to be the presiding authority and speaker during BYU's commencement exercises on Thursday, April 22.
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April 23, 2020
Janice Kapp Perry is well known for her inspirational and religious songs, many of which are featured in the LDS hymnbook and children’s songbook
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April 21, 2020
Heidi Moe Graviet “exemplifies the best of BYU,” according to her mentor, Dr. Matthew Wickman. “She loves the Lord and has the mind, drive and skills to succeed at most anything, but she is determined to choose what is most virtuous, lovely and of good report.”
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April 21, 2020
When Jake Hogan first set foot on the Brigham Young University campus in the fall of 2016, he knew right where he wanted to focus his studies—cancer research. Hogan was intimately familiar with the disease after he’d seen both his grandfather and his younger brother each battle brain tumors.
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April 20, 2020
With much of the world’s economy shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating students feel anxious about how to navigate a potential economic crisis. In an effort to connect former and current students, Marriott School of Business Dean Brigitte Madrian encouraged alumni to share words of counsel and encouragement by commenting on a LinkedIn post.
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April 20, 2020
As a senior graduating in design with an emphasis in photography, Mario Alcauter knows that a great photo is all about perspective.
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April 20, 2020
When she is not outside with her four younger brothers, practicing martial arts or traveling, Miranda Jessop is doing one of her other favorite things: discovering peoples’ stories.
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April 19, 2020
New graduate Matt Fife's path of public service follows the footsteps of many BYU Law grads before him.
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April 19, 2020
Last November, BYU McKay School graduate student Tristin Hampshire traveled to Orlando, Florida, for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention. Hampshire was one of 25 students to receive ASHA’s Student Research Travel Award (SRTA) because the program committee considered her research proposal as the “highest-rated student-authored paper in its convention topic area.”
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April 24, 2019
Nearly 7,000 students were honored for their completion of higher degrees at the university April commencement and convocation ceremonies.
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