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April 2022 Commencement: A life centered on Jesus Christ

April 21, 2022
At the first in-person commencement since April 2019, over 6,800 students were honored for their completion of higher degrees at Brigham Young University.
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Mother of four earns graduate degree, hopes to teach sociology

April 21, 2022
All within the past five years, Jordan Coburn graduated with a double major in sociology and Spanish, worked as an English tutor, had four children and earned her graduate degree in sociology.
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From football to acting—BYU grad chasing dreams with new kind of performance

April 19, 2022
As BYU senior and acting major Langi Tuifua prepares to graduate this week, he reflects on how life doesn’t always go as you might expect. Just a few years ago, no one could have imagined that he would be an actor on stage, even Tuifua.
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Empowering women: A Q&A with the 2022 student commencement speaker

April 18, 2022
At BYU’s commencement exercises this week, University Honors student Emilee Carr will represent the graduates as the student speaker. A molecular biology major with a minor in chemistry, Carr, like her fellow classmates, has accrued many achievements as a BYU undergraduate.
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Elder S. Mark Palmer to speak at BYU’s April 2022 commencement exercises

April 18, 2022
Elder S. Mark Palmer, a General Authority Seventy 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 21, at 10 a.m.
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First-generation college grad will use degree to serve rural, Latino populations

April 15, 2022
The needs Paoloa Piña saw in her hometown motivated her to prepare for a career in healthcare when she came to BYU. Graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness and a minor in gerontology, she plans to become a physician assistant specializing in women’s health and wants to work with rural Latino populations.
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To learn the healer’s art: BYU Nursing student wants to mend the body and soul

April 13, 2022
Adia Hansen, a nursing student, credits her success and diverse opportunities for experiential learning to BYU. “Nursing trade schools don’t have the learning opportunities that BYU does.”
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Determined to succeed: First-generation college graduate

April 22, 2021
Roughly 12% of the 2021 class are first-gen grads; Pedro Torres is one of them.
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April 2021 Commencement: Built with gratitude on a firm foundation

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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BYU grad hopes to change the world with human development research

April 21, 2021
“I truly believe that people have this powerful opportunity to change the world.”
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Connection with professor brought grad student to BYU

April 21, 2021
Arjang “RJ” Abrarpour would not trade his unique BYU experience for anything.
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BYU social work grad excited to give back by helping families

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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Finding Joy and Hope in Public Health Work

April 20, 2021
A Q&A with the 2021 student commencement speaker
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"Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly": A BYU Law grad's mantra

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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Ph.D. Graduate Shares His Passion for the Outdoors with the Next Generation of Students

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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Elder Gerrit W. Gong to speak at BYU’s April 22 commencement exercises

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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Prolific composer and songwriter Janice Kapp Perry awarded honorary doctorate degree

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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Using talents to build BYU up, humanities grad stands out

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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