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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. 

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.

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.