Cameron DeWitt likes the neatness of numbers, a passion that serves him well as an accounting major. That love of exactness and orderliness spills over into his part-time employment at BYU-Idaho.
“I really enjoy working on campus - as funny as that sounds,” he said. “Working for the university and being thorough in my work makes me feel like I’m helping contribute to the quality of the university.”
Cameron lived in Moses Lake, Washington, before enrolling in the fall of 2011. Marriage followed shortly after his mission. Now he pays the bills and cares for his wife by working two jobs.
“I love this university. When I returned from my mission, I knew I was going to attend here. I felt like this was the best university I could attend. I think my favorite thing is how I feel when I walk across campus. It’s peaceful. The friendliness of the students reminds me that BYU-Idaho is sacred property.” “This college has helped me become more Christ-like and has offered many opportunities to serve and know people. It’s given me access to a great education.”
With an accounting degree Cameron plans to be a master in his field. “I've been blessed with adeptness at numbers. I hope to use numbers to provide for my family and save up to serve many missions.”
Cameron is well aware that his present educational opportunities are not entirely of his making.
“Scholarships have been a great supplement for funding my schooling,” he said. “I try to work as much as possible, but scholarships have been a huge help in paying for college expenses. I feel really grateful that the Lord's hand has blessed me with scholarships. It means so much to be freed of some demands so I can focus on learning.”
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