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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. 

Carolyn Billings, middle, at a BYU Women's Soccer game

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Carolyn Billings, Director of Sports Medicine.

 

Stone Cold Sober factory tour

It’s not uncommon for people to poke fun at the fact that BYU embraces the quirky rank where other universities might shun such an award, but this year’s celebration was a prime example of why we celebrate the ranking. 

Jim Crawley

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Jim Crawley, associate director of LDS Philanthropies at BYU.

BYU August 2017 commencement

Graduates, their families and faculty received inspiring counsel about their relationship with God from three speakers at the August 2017 Commencement exercises.

Mary Elizabeth Zilch

Mary Elizabeth Zilch became a world traveler at a young age. Most of her childhood was spent living abroad in Egypt and South Africa.

“My father worked for the US Agency for International Development as an auditor, but we liked to tell people he was a spy,” Zilch said.

Anh Nguyen

At age 15, most American teenagers are hanging out with friends and practicing for their driver’s license. Thuy Anh Nguyen was checking her mailbox for college acceptance letters and adjusting to American life.  

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan will represent the graduates as the August Commencement student speaker.  Morgan, who is earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy has accomplished a lot during his time at BYU. 

Steven Hershfeltd

Career paths don’t always go as planned. Steven Hershfeldt has now been in the military for almost fifteen years, even though it wasn’t his original plan. Now, Hershfeldt is excited to graduate from the David O. McKay School of Education with a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Gayla Sorensen

Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Gayla Sorenson, Dean of Admissions at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

a close-up view of a Golden Ticket that says Congratulations to you the finder of the Golden Ticket

No surprise here: The Princeton Review named BYU the most "Stone Cold Sober" school in the country once again. Read some fascinating facts about our favorite campus drink.