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The Utah Valley Parade of Homes included an unconventional stop this year: BYU campus.
BYU Senior Brooklyn Jarvis Kelson was recently named Student Photographer of the Year by the University Photographers’ Association of America.
BYU students working hard to bring about change in their field.
Reefs worldwide are constantly threatened. The Molokai-based conservation nonprofit ‘Āina Momona called on BYU for help.
One of BYU’s student startups earned $905k in prize money at a major collegiate business plan competition.
Kika graduated in 2023 and began her career in language services, a culmination of her experiences at home, abroad, and—finally—at BYU.
Hundreds of BYU students shared their testimonies through a variety of mediums.
Biology professors Matthew Bailey and Sam Payne led the largest-ever study on how cancer spreads and affects proteins in the body.
Can you name the oldest operating meetinghouse in Utah?
Thanks to my education at BYU, I realized that I want to be an advocate for those I care for.
The Wheatley Institute conducts and distributes research that supports family, religion, and constitutional government.
For Sarah Johns, a 2L student from Huntington Beach, California, attending law school and participating in competitions has improved both her knowledge and her spirituality.
Lauren Walker’s often found herself in places where members of her faith were few. Her
Malka Moya is championing in-school wellness centers as a way to reduce depression and anxiety in students and improve their mental health.
SUMMER KNUDSEN loves to try new things. So when a student job opportunity opened at the Religious Studies Center, she jumped at the chance.
Eight students’ experiences in the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences are highlighted.
A BYU dance student collaborated with a student in India to learn each other’s dance heritage.
Twice in a row: BYU won in both animation and advertising at the Student Emmys.
The NBA chose BYU’s AdLab over professional agencies to make a film for All-Star Weekend.
Student advertisers from BYU continue to gather accolades for their work.
Acts of charity often bless both the giver and the receiver. That was certainly true for Signature Scholarship recipient Kiley Yates and her scholarship’s sponsors, Michael and Sarah Ries.
Donations helped Michelle Arias see possibilities she’d never imagined before.
For Isaac Rex, the reality of playing football for BYU was better than anything he’d ever imagined.
Kennedy Daniel wasn’t sure how she could afford her European study abroad.
Shubham dreamed about being in this position, and it wouldn’t have happened without God and those who give toward scholarships.
Jeff Dyer and Taeya Howell, BYU Marriott School of Business professors, were part of an international team that researched the negative impact on innovation when organizations prioritize psychological safety over intellectual honesty.
Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the United States recently recognized BYU as the first US university to offer Azerbaijani 101.
At an excavation site in northern Mexico, BYU archaeology students and professors recently discovered artifacts that have been buried for 1,000 years, including pottery sherds, hammer stones, maize kernels and — intriguing at a location 250 miles inland — a shell bead from the Pacific Ocean.
The Campus Cup is a statewide competition in Utah to see which college or university can register the greatest percentage of student voters.
Recently though, a donor funded study abroad landed Kye Davis on national television in Brazil, talking about BYU. Luckily, he is fluent in Portuguese.
Innovative BYU engineering students have etched what they believe is the smallest physical copy of the Book of Mormon on a thin silicon microchip.
Can a baby kraken become a pirate? Ethan Briscoe and Tyler Bitner led a group of over 20 students in creating an animation telling this entertaining story.
BYU’s new institutional message “Light Shared” introduces the university’s “Inspiring Learning” message with the world.
Can you imagine BYU students making an ad about selling your car to buy a wedding ring? AdLab students did and won a prestigious award.
Emily Flake was one of a group of health and wellness students that traveled to Ikaria, Greece, to learn about eating, living, and cooking the Mediterranean way.
Emily Ellis and Gabe Reed directed and produced Liminus: The Silent Guard with nearly 50 other students to receive an International Award for video game design.
How loud was the world’s most powerful rocket as it blasted off from NASA? A team of BYU Accoustics students and professors waited weeks to record and study its impact.
When it came time to apply to law schools, Erin Kitchens Wong submitted her application to only one: BYU. “I knew I could graduate with little or no debt and still qualify for any job that interested me.”
For Steve and Marilyn Rizley, Brigham Young University has been like a magnet: it drew them together, and it keeps drawing them back.
Shannel Morin will be the first in her family to graduate from college. “BYU has pushed me to do things I wouldn’t have done otherwise.”
Janessa Castaneda currently serves as a mentor for SOAR, a BYU college preparation and scholarship program that provides opportunities for multicultural students from various backgrounds.
Abby Mangum’s passion for helping people and communities respond to disasters led her to research earthquakes and tsunamis as a BYU undergrad.
Can an animated series about time travel inspire kids to enlarge their circle of love and care? BYU Broadcasting creates engaging viewing and listening experiences that entertain, inspire, uplift, and improve families and communities.
When Jamie Easler was a BYU graduate student six years ago, she realized she wanted to better understand youth on the autism spectrum and, by extension, their families.
Manufacturing engineering technology student Seth Huber developed and began testing a boot to offload foot pressure so diabetics can heal from these painful sores.
Jace Watt jumped at the chance to study abroad in Tanzania, where he and other BYU students were hosted by the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka.
As some universities have, over time, drifted from or discarded their faith-based moorings, BYU has held fast to its founding creed. As a result, the university has something unique to offer the world
Since BYU Athletics does not receive a tithing allotment from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ticket sales, donations, and television contracts provide much-needed revenue to keep the program competitive and successful.
Alexa Lowman organized the BYU Engineering Safety and Ethics Conference in January 2022. More than 200 BYU students attended interact with each other and learn from industry leaders.
Recent nursing graduate Shawen Bueckers registered to be a bone marrow donor. Two years later she got an unexpected call that she was a match for a one-year-old.
To aid the struggling poor, Josie Zenger is working with a New York organization that helps disadvantaged students prepare for and get to college—particularly BYU.
Millie Rapp never imagined she’d be a single mother. After graduation, she and her husband moved to the other side of the country and had two boys—and then their marriage unraveled.
Hayley Whitlock was happily pursuing her dream of studying international relations and Russian at BYU when she experienced a sudden seizure that threatened to derail her plans.
Everyone knows the BYU slogan “The world is our campus.” For students like Savannah Bullock, donors make this a reality.
Morgan Petersen had worked hard to keep her grades up as she entered her fourth year at BYU. When an expected scholarship didn’t come through, the pressure was on to find another way to finance her education.
Your donations to the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences help make a difference for students like Abena, Rachel, Alyssa, and Luca.
Video:More than 60 students over a five-year period helped build the inexpensive 10-centimeter CubeSat.
There is an excitement on campus as tours for our performing ensembles are planned, study abroad programs are scheduled, and field experiences are restarting. Read about a few alumni who are making names for themselves and are boosting BYU's reputation around the world.
With a goal to be the best teammate he can be, Hayden Livingston feels right at home at BYU.
Abby Mangum’s passion for hazard mitigation got her involved in researching earthquakes and tsunamis during her BYU undergraduate years.
Video: Salt , which was directed and produced by BYU students, was screened at the 2021 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
Shawen Bueckers, an April 2022 nursing graduate from Spokane, Washington, and her husband, Mathew, both worked part-time jobs to support their BYU educations. Buecker’s college scholarship gave her additional financial help that she deeply appreciated.
For Amy Hernandez, solving the mystery of multiple sclerosis isn’t merely an academic pursuit; it’s personal.
Video:Teams of BYU students and their faculty mentors are enriching the world with nutritious, growable grain.
Video: Using drone-captured and ground images and applying GPS systems for accuracy, a civil engineering student assembled a 3D model of the BYU campus.
Video:BYU—despite being landlocked in a state thousands of miles from the South Pole—has become a world leader in iceberg tracking.
Jamie Schroeder is mitigating math anxiety in children through an educational framework called cognitively guided instruction.
Abby Thatcher’s study abroad changed her life, but not how she expected it would.
It wasn’t easy for Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah to come to BYU from Ghana, but the blessings have completely outpaced his expectations.
Video: In October 2018, BYU students had the rare chance to observe how back-to-back extreme events influenced water quality and quantity in Utah County.
Video: The BYU team’s goal is to piece together the first-ever phylogenic (genealogical) tree of all 6,300 known dragonfly species and their ancestors.
When someone tells BYU Marriott graduate Dunia Alrabadi that she can’t do something, she finds the power to make that something happen.
“I can say the donors to the College of Humanities materially changed my life. Because of their contributions, I graduated debt free and worked fewer hours, which created time for me to concentrate on preparing for the Law School Admission Test.”
Video:BYU professors and students are gathering stories from survivors of life under the Khmer Rouge regime.
Video:Designed to introduce plays and similar events, “Cosmotron,” as he is fondly known, will bring added school spirit to BYU performances.
It’s no surprise that support for BYU runs deep in the Spencer family. Their BYU connection spans generations.
Culture is like a forest, where individuals are likened to the uniqueness of an individual tree,” says business professor Simon Greathead, who has invited his students to discover “culture of Christ” characteristics in general conference addresses.
When Daniel Ekpo became president of the BYU chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, he learned that being a leader meant being a mentor and a friend.
Tiny “windshield wiper” aids camera surgery
In the summer of 2020, BYU administrators invited a respected research firm to conduct an analysis of BYU Athletics to better understand its role within the Church Educational System. The firm came back with great news.
Jeff Simpson sees BYU Broadcasting as a media organization that provides audiences something more than just clean, family-friendly entertainment.
Inspiring learning moves students to help each one follow their own path. For Bango Gancinia that path is to combine cultural heritage with counseling to better serve minorities.
Like most of BYU’s student body, first-generation college student Julie Irvine came to Provo with a purpose. “I knew I’d be able to combine my love of learning with the gospel.”
Sarah remembers the enchanting feeling while visiting a critically ill family friend as a child. “A hospice worker came with a harp and played soothing music while my dear friend lay in bed dying.
In 2016, Myleka Bevans’s five-day-old daughter passed away. Bevans, who recently graduated in art, shared her experience in her 2020 exhibit Encounters with Grief.
Mary Williams’s love for BYU and its students grew from her experiences as a student, professor, and administrator in the College of Nursing.
For political science student Kesley Powell, many of the most important experiences of her BYU career weren’t in a classroom.
In 2008 a group of BYU Risk Management employees created a scholarship to show appreciation to valued student employees in their department.
Soon after graduate student Justina Tavana began studying Alzheimer’s disease, she discovered that many Pacific Islanders lack the tools to accurately identify the disease.
Mother of nine first considered law school after founding a nonprofit organization that connected families experiencing homelessness to community resources.
The report card is in — inspiring learning is changing lives.
“This is my favorite committee to serve on. Helping out a struggling student warms your heart,” says Rebecca Gridley. “I wish we could help every one of them.”
Logan Sackley thought he’d major in finance or strategy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, but after taking his introductory information systems class, he discovered a new passion.
Adia Cardona is a 10-year-old violinist who has exceptional skill for her age and the determination to match it. The young Provo girl also has just one hand.
Myla Parke’s donor-funded internship at the Religious Studies Center had special meaning in her life. “I love religious education. I am interested in publishing material that will help others deepen their conversion and bring them closer to Christ.”
BYU Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink recently addressed members of the Jesse and Amanda Knight Society in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.
When asked why she participates in the Employee Giving Campaign, Elaine Lauritzen answers without hesitation: “It’s the students. They work so hard, and they go out into the world and make a difference.”
Making music together. Even amidst all the necessary safety precautions, students say they are just grateful to be singing.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic dominated public health discussions, BYU public health majors were in Washington, DC, for a conference which focused on a law proposed to address the opioid crisis.
Applying skills learned in the classroom is what these two students have loved about their mentored learning opportunity at BYU as they try to give back to the community to improve people’s lives.
Alyssa Clark represented BYU at an intercollegiate competition that involved simulating policy in a European country during a refugee crisis—and her team won!
Kevin Sites told his girlfriend he was hoping to take a position in Tokyo. “Then I asked if she’d marry me.”
With more than 30,000 students at BYU, it’s not surprising that some of them don’t know where to turn when difficulties arise. That’s where Early Alert comes in.
Esther’s internship with the Utah Symphony helped her see how making music for the masses is more than simply playing notes.
New advancement vice-president, Keith Vorkink, is excited to see the impact that donors have across campus, and how students are prepared and developed as leaders.
McKay School of Education graduate Nathan Kahaiali‘i sees ethnic identity and physical activity as two sides of the same coin.
Ray Matsuura’s wife Yukiko gained her appreciation of BYU through arts and music. “Ray supports business and football. I support the arts,” says Yukiko, who studied design in Sendai, Japan.
Samantha Lau started a club for women in civil engineering. “Women have a different way of thinking about things—our group offers support,” she says.
BYU Broadcasting offers a life-changing experience for student employees as they get hands-on, real world opportunities in the industry.
Austin Atkinson used his language skills at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Tokyo, Japan, where Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Sharon Eubank spoke.
Generous donor support made Gregory Hutchins internship possible, where he learned there are sustainable ways to approach the world’s difficult issues.
Nursing student Annie Welton and Davin Lyman, also a BYU student, had only been engaged for two weeks when doctors confirmed that Davin had thyroid cancer.
Seamons says his work at the Maxwell Institute has defined his BYU experience, “Being part of a community of thoughtful scholars of differing faiths has enriched my life.
Camie Mendon’s father operated a plant nursery near Paradise, California, a town that, in practical terms, no longer exists. The business was destroyed - along with most of the town - in the devastating Camp Fire of 2018.
Last year was kind of a tale of two seasons. The first was a very joyful and rewarding experience with our student-athletes, coaches, and teams playing so well. And the other was the cancellation of our spring season.” –Tom Holmoe, BYU Athletic Director
Three years ago, Christopher Melling had never written a legal brief or attended a religious service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Trained as a fighter pilot by the United States Marine Corps, Major Melling was ready to take the next step in his life.
Mikayah Siufanua slept on a floating island of reeds at Lake Titicaca and taught Peruvian women to make soap for a living. Thanks to donors, this is just the beginning of her inspiring learning adventure.
With the help of a Fulton grant, Spencer Petersen is using a combination of resources that measures the forces under the foot to research the role your big toe plays in the simple act of walking.
Mathematics student Jonathan Hales says it was mentored learning that helped him develop a method that researchers can use to analyze equations.
Zach Parker will graduate from the BYU Marriott School of Business’s business strategy program in December, but things haven’t always been so clear for Parker.
“We wouldn’t be who or where we are as an athletic department without our donors,” says athletic director Tom Holmoe. “They are the team behind each one of our 21 teams.”
The last time BYU Broadcasting managing director Michael Dunn visited Europe, he practically had to beg for appointments with people in the television market there. But now ….
Josh Robinson entered a BYU language competition, and soon found himself competing at a global level with much of the competition broadcast on China television to millions of viewers.
June Leifson says that her career goal of becoming a nurse was the result of more than a score of operations that introduced her to the field of medicine in a personal way.
With her mother gone, Niederhauser, who is the youngest of five children, felt added pressure to cover her college education expenses herself.
Student researchers use an animated fish to teach social interaction to children with autism.
Law student got to be mentored by the largest law firm in the United States, as part of the first-ever BYU Law Deals Academy in New York City.
Project aims to understand the long-term effects of media on children.
Judy Garvin has given to Brigham Young University for at least 43 consecutive years. “I believe in giving back,” she says. “I don’t give a lot, but I know every little bit helps.”
From drugs and homelessness to succeeding at BYU In the accounting program. Hear from one grateful student.
Oscar Jimenez and Luis Puente were ecstatic to learn that the short film they made would premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival.
While on a study abroad scholarship in Cannes, France, Ad Lab student Maddy Thompson got to work on some ad campaigns for major brands. It was there that she had an epiphany about her potential.
Mongolia has a massive air quality problem that poses a serious health risk, especially to children. Some engineering students tackled the life-and-death problem as part of their engineering Capstone project.
Don and Ann discovered the Signature Scholarship, which gave them a chance to help a student (or sometimes multiple students) in need and meet that student in person at a once-a-year luncheon. “Not all young people come with equal family resources—some come from broken homes, some from homes where neither parent has been to college, some from homes where a father or mother has lost employment or has medical issues, and even a few where one or both parents have passed away,” Don says.
Richard Palmer had no intention of attending BYU until he traveled from his home state of Washington to visit campus one day during his high school years. In Provo, he got the distinct impression that he would attend the university and even live in a particular on-campus apartment complex that was then still under construction.
The summer before Thalia Hull came to BYU, her father lost his engineering job. Though she’d thought about attending the University of California–Los Angeles, she had a full-tuition academic scholarship to BYU and realized it would be much more affordable.
Provo native McKay Heaton was on his mission in Taipei, Taiwan, when he learned that his brother—who had previously served in the same mission and who McKay had spoken with just a week before—had died by suicide back in Utah.
BYU Law student gets valuable mentoring opportunity in New York City, and may lead to opening new doors for the future.
Student takes lessons learned in law classes and is able to immediately help a small city find resolutions to problems while still attending school.
Sydney Boyer, an elementary education major, who researched how teachers integrate technology into curriculum to engage students in meaningful learning.
Sierra Leone’s civil war left behind more than 27,000 amputees. Recent BYU students created an adjustable and affordable prosthetic socket for the veterans.
Speaking to a group of Knight Society members (those who have included BYU in their estate planning) at their annual luncheon, Michael Dunn thanked the society as one of the groups responsible for the broadcast entity’s growth.
“As someone who wants to be a user experience designer, working in this lab has been an exciting challenge,” said Miah Dawes, one of the first students to take a class in BYU’s Mixed Reality Lab.
Balancing nursing with tennis and her other love, music, has been a challenge, but one that has blessed Electra Cochran—and others in turn.
BYU’s new Engineering Building and Engineering Research Lab were 100% funded by 17,000 generous donors.
Julianne Francisco is grateful she ignored advice to avoid ruining her GPA by taking her information systems course too early. She quickly discovered she’d found her professional passion.
Study abroad experiences are making an impact in students' educational experience, but the cost is still a significant and sometimes prohibitive amount. Scholarships help bridge the gap for many students.
With a major in biochemistry, Dallin Green might not be the sort of student you’d expect to find operating cameras at BYU Broadcasting.
BYU senior Catherine Boyack is one of the youngest performers to win the National Flute Association (NFA) Young Artist Competition.
BYU scholarship makes playing football and competing academically in other areas a possibility.
Brianna Rosier arrived at BYU dedicated to a future in public interest; she now enters her final year at law school with an idea of what her future holds.
BYU scholarships make it possible for Katelyn Woolley to focus on her passion for becoming a better teacher.
Emily Strong took full advantage of BYU’s inspiring learning emphasis, taking part in three mentorships before graduation, each funded by donors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect two million Americans every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths.
After shadowing a dentist who specializes in dental care for low-income families, BYU senior Karen Membreño realized that she wants to be a part of the solution to this public health crisis.
After learning about her family history of cancer, Emily Hoskins knew that she wanted to use her Russian and bioinformatics skills to find a cure.
After seeing people on her mission suffer from health problems, Naomi Rhondeau changed her major to find ways to help more people.
Scholarships make a difference in the life of students, like William Pham who is studying strategic management and plans to graduate in 2019. He is currently interning with Disney's special events management team.
BYU may engage in fundraising for student financial aid, capital projects when directed by the board, and non-tithing-based activities, such as athletics.
Patrick Walton also wanted to explore space. Along with starting the BYU Rocketry Club, he took a special projects class from David Long, who helped him write a proposal for NASA that was accepted.
After discovering a love of helping others on a mission to his homeland, William Pham pursued a career in service.
Thanks to a scholarship, and research funding, BYU student Matthew Tyler became the first American to complete a genealogy internship in China.
How does a University of Utah graduate whose husband graduated from the University of Washington end up a member of the BYU Knight Society?
Bryn Nelson always wanted to be a nurse. When her father died in a tragic accident her career goal took on a whole new dimension.
“You don’t realize how much power is in this room,” Sitake told the donors. “The sacrifices you make in time, in money, no matter how small, have the power to change lives.”
Jordan Finnell started college skeptical of science but being mentored expanded his perspective and led him to degrees in neuroscience, biochemistry, and molecular biophysics.
Marco Crosland took the top spot this year - and last year - at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. He is a landscape management student and a grateful beneficiary of your support.
"Mentored research, service, and some skill with a cello have helped Anne Thomas receive the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Her mentored learning experience as a BYU student has propelled Anne to pursue a PhD in plant sciences at Cambridge this fall."
Student's scholarship allows her to also focus on her passion for the arts, and bring back an event for thousands to enjoy.
BYU's College of Humanities convened a two-day summer workshop for up-and-coming LDS humanities scholars to discuss the integration of faith and intellect.
Providing pro bono legal counsel to refugees in Texas as part of a donation-funded externship was more than an experience-building class project, their efforts may have actually saved lives.
The morning after Erica and Kindall Palmer's son was born, he turned blue from lack of oxygen. This experience brought to home the importance of ventilators for the recent BYU graduates.
"You can only learn so much in the classroom, but here, we’re actually getting our hands dirty, says Professor Mark Belk."
Most 10-year-olds at Disneyland just enjoy being there, but Bradlee Hager wanted to know how it all works. Now she's a behind-the-scenes wizard who makes on-stage magic happen.
Suppose you could train a computer to compose music that actually sounds good. Helping artificial intelligence gain the ability to compose music is the subject of Paul Bodily's research.
A team of BYU students went to Tanzania with professor Daniel Nielson to examine the effects of cell phone use on the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.
Rachael Langston is studying to be a nurse as a mother of three who returned to school to finish her degree. She is grateful for the financial aid she has received through the BYU Alumni Association.
Jake Langlois tried out for the BYU mens volleyball team as a walk on and made it. Proving himself to be an asset, he earned the Brent and Cheri Andrus Athletic Scholarship.
The nation of Ghana provides a free eye health program and even offers patients free transportation. There's only one problem: many patients never show up. Two BYU students looked at ways to encourage people to take advantage of the program.
Students are not only learning, but excelling in a mentored learning job environment. Employment at BYU Broadcasting adds experiential learning to what students are learning in class.
BYU student Kielee Wiser conducted research mentored by Professor Neil Peterson on the motivation provided by fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch.
College of Nursing graduate Megan Parr was born with a hole between the top two chambers of her heart, disrupting the flow of blood to her body. This difficulty led her to a career in nursing.
Earl and Anita Woolley support BYU students in mentored research through a planned gift called Charitable Gift Annunity (CGA).
Who would have ever thought that origami could save lives or help technology to reach outer space, but that's exactly what BYU students studying engineering are doing.
As the Presiding Bishopric, we have seen kindness and charity throughout the world. We are grateful to participate with you in the Lord’s work. You support many good causes, and we thank you for your kind donations to Brigham Young University.
At BYU, Allyson studied how students have mathematical epiphanies; now, she’s making them happen.
The end goal of a BYU education, James Lee says, is to give students chances to apply what they’ve learned. For him, that happened at the Simmons Center for Cancer Research.
One question and two classes is all it took to change one student's major before he had a mentored student learning opportunity at BYU to try and solve the mystery of Australia’s Veevers Crater.
Amy Briggs finds her passion in mechanical engineering after bouncing around several majors at BYU-Idaho and then BYU. Her mentored learning opportunity then helped her towards her final career choice.
Most kids who go to Disneyland get swept up in the magic, but Bradlee Hager couldn’t help wondering what was going on behind the scenes.
Recent graduate Megan Parrr works as a nurse in the emergency room at Utah Valley Hospital. She had opportunities to conduct research as a nursing student. “Being involved in research really enhanced the broad spectrum of my education and helped me realize the importance of an evidence-based practice and how it helps create safety,” she says.
Electronics mean that teachers have to compete for students’ attention like never before. Sydney Boyer, an elementary education student, observed teachers integrating technology into their lessons. She saw firsthand the struggles that teachers face in navigating this new world.
BYU engineering students have teamed with the nonprofit Engage Now Africa (ENA) to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the International Red Cross.
Learn about student research to improve the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.
Despite a schedule that includes balancing an aggressive course load in neuroscience, a double minor in psychology and theatre arts studies, managing a research lab and teaching a fine arts class at a boarding school for teenage boys with developmental disabilities, BYU neuroscience student Erin Kaseda still manages to conduct cutting-edge research that wins international awards.
What did you do last summer? In 2015 BYU Law School student Brooke Ellis filed a bill in Congress.
Two BYU students win an international essay competition and address the United Nations in Arabic.
Unbelievable. In our first Giving Cougsday ever, nearly 1,000 BYU cougs donated $138,912—more than quadruple the goal of $30,000! Every dollar will help to make a tremendous difference for BYU students through scholarships, mentorships, internships, and much more.
Jenny Pattison’s story came full circle from what started with her dad getting cancer, to her fellowship at the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research. She has found a way to turn her tragedy into something that could someday bless other families like hers.
Thanks to BYU’s mentoring program, it’s become almost commonplace for undergraduates to be published in peer-reviewed journals. But for College of Engineering and Technology senior Anthony Bennett, becoming an author once just wasn’t enough.
Union, justice, tranquility, defence [sic], welfare, and liberty are words in the preamble of the Constitution of the United States. Their meanings may seem clear to you today, but do you know how they were used in 1787 when the document was written? And does a change in meaning really matter?
"In one of our projects we partnered with a world-renowned nonprofit that has developed a program called Poverty Stoplight. It provides a tool to identify what will help people get themselves out of poverty." - Scott James, College of Fine Arts and Communications student
Remember how hard it was to pay for college? Your gift to BYU can help a student make up the difference when their savings fall short.
Brian and Linda both felt blessed to have received scholarships when they attended BYU 27 years ago. “After experiencing BYU and knowing how much we gained in all areas of our lives from being here, we choose to give to BYU,” Linda says. “We feel very strongly about the power of education.”
Donovan Gregory is now back at BYU studying in the College of Humanities and working toward a minor in Biblical Hebrew. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for his BYU needs-based scholarship.
For Jessica Harris, a Marriott School of Management student, it’s hard to imagine a better introduction to the business world than her internship with Goldman Sachs at the global financial giant’s Salt Lake City offices this past summer.
As fundraising professionals on the Philanthropies Gift Planning Services team, Wes Mashburn and his team help people set up donations to BYU that involve more than writing a check or giving online. “We help people accomplish what they want to do with their resources," says Mashburn.
A team of healthcare professionals and BYU students traveled to Samoa to help children and families understand a deadly illness: rheumatic heart disease. Amid beautiful people and a tropical paradise, the students learned and taught lessons that forever changed their lives.
Opioid overdose kills more people every month in the state of Utah than car crashes or homicides. David Matthews, a neuroscience student, has made it his life goal to help people overcome addiction.
A scholarship has made it possible for Moses Khombe to attend BYU so he can return to Malawi and bless the lives of others. He says, "My BYU training has helped me understand how to treat and help each and every person.”
Rebecca Plimpton says that being mentored has increased the relevancy of her education. “Hands-on training from faculty shaped my career desires and gave me the confidence and skills I needed to succeed as a grad student,” she says.
BYU Law School student James Egan recently finished his yearlong fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), an organization that works to prevent and correct wrongful convictions.
From an underground lab on campus, a team of students and faculty mentors, including undergraduate Stephen Erickson, discovered how to harvest more energy from the sun
Kaylie Carbine is grateful for the professors with whom she worked and for the mentored learning she received as an undergraduate student. “The mentoring I have received has helped me launch innovative research ideas and design projects and carry them through publication ...."
Roads and pavements may not light up everyone's eyes, but they changed the perspective of BYU civil engineering student Tenli Waters.
Student Danielle Chelom Leavitt Quist returned to Ukraine-where she had lived as a teenager and served a mission-to study how women preserve culture.
Most first-time mothers aren't up on all the medical jargon, but thanks to a new app developed by BYU undergrads, they don't need to be.
MRSA is bad news; it’s a nasty bacterial infection and it can cause serious disease and death. Senior molecular biology major Jacob Hatch knows MRSA as the infection that took his dad’s leg. Now Hatch is exacting revenge on the bacteria.
Children with disabilities who monitor their behavior can improve their ability to follow directions, says professor-student research team from BYU's McKay School of Education."
Weaving a rich narrative of an ancient Peruvian culture, BYU communications student Donovan Baltich was a finalist in a national competition.
With long hours, late nights, and a tight deadline, Marriott School student Ether Tam and two colleagues produced a three-minute video for a nationwide marketing contest-and won.
Working alongside BYU faculty mentors, Amanda Gier was part of a student team that discovered the role of the body's immune system in exercise recovery.
Taking inspiration from his junior-high science-fair project, recent BYU master's grad Zachary Knowlton is predicting the performance of BYU football players.
Brent Adams, director of the BYU Center for Animation told members of the Jesse and Amanda Knight Society that BYU students are making a difference in the media industry. “[BYU students’] goodness and high moral standards defy stereotypes and ultimately contribute to their success,” he said.
Weaving a rich narrative of an ancient Peruvian culture that survives atop man-made islands formed of reeds, BYU communications student Donovan Baltich was recently named a top finalist in a national journalism competition.
With students, faculty, and supporters gathered, President Kevin J Worthen marked the start of construction for a new engineering building at Brigham Young University. He spoke of how campus’s newest structure would help create a better future for students, families, and communities
Crystal Montgomery dreamed of being an English teacher but never thought she could afford to go to college. “I was overjoyed when I read the email informing me that I had been awarded a BYU scholarship,” she remembers. Read more of Crystal’s story and a thank-you letter she wrote to those who made her BYU education a dream come true.
Imagine looking for a handful of mixed-up genes out of a pool of 3.2 billion - all with the goal of curing a rare genetic disease. Thanks to a donor-funded mentorship, that’s precisely what Lyndsay Staley did as an undergraduate at BYU.
Why do your muscles get sore after the first or second workout but not after the fourth or fifth? A group of BYU exercise science students set out to answer that question. Mentored by Professor Robert Hyldahl, student Amanda Gier suggested they look at the role of T-cells.
A new scholarship honors the Ito brothers, whose cheerful perseverance has inspired many.
If you attended BYU within the past 50 years you almost certainly enrolled in some humanities class. Through that class, and in many other ways since then, you are a participant in the broader human conversation. The College of Humanities is a nexus of giving, a place where we learn and grow through varied conversations. Thank you for your generosity in all its forms - for all you contribute to the ongoing human conversation.
“Our men’s and women’s basketball teams have been very successful, and this new facility will certainly enhance both programs,” says Tom Holmoe, BYU’s athletic director. “We would like to express our appreciation to the BYU administration, the board of trustees, and the many donors who have made this project a reality - particularly Ruth and Rex Maughan who made a generous lead gift.”
When this building is complete, we believe it will positively benefit students, faculty, and ultimately the world,” said President Worthen. “Thanks to you and other generous alumni and friends, we’re now in a position to move forward."
For Jim and Sandy Cook, giving to Brigham Young University has meant receiving innumerable blessings. “We can’t get ahead of the Lord,” says Jim. “Whatever we give, it feels like He gives us more in return. It is unbelievable. For us, giving is not about getting credit for the gift; it’s about the good that happens in other people’s lives.”
It’s one thing to face a life-or-death situation in the classroom with a dummy; it’s something else to be in there in a hospital room with a real patient.
Speaking to the group of Knight Society members (those who have included BYU in their estate planning), Chad Lewis compared an experience he had climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to their own contributions to BYU students.
With a little help from generous donors like you, MPA student Ikaika Kim is discovering his calling.
BYU chemists found a protein switch that activates resistance. The discovery opens the door for medications that will make tumors more sensitive to chemotherapy.
How You - Plus a New 1:1 Match - Equals Student Innovation at BYU
BYU doctoral student’s research gets world-class attention.
BYU scholarship springboards single mother to security, success.
Meredith Taylor feels doubly blessed.
Kari Durrant thrives on improving the quality of life for others.
On a quest to improve music in the Church one organist at a time.
Brittany Strobelt excels as the only English major in the Chinese Flagship program.
From farming radishes to entering a doctorate program, Felix Jimenez scaled his Andes-like challenges with faith.
Caring for an ailing sister shaped Celeste Wouden’s desire to learn the healer’s art.
The highest profile athletes are also the most eager to serve.
Little did Stacey Harkey fathom the force for good that BYU would have on his talents.
With her family struggling to support 12 adopted Russian siblings, Annette Fairbanks thought her window to attend BYU had closed.
Erika Nash and Brandon Beck centered their leadership on connecting students with chances to serve.
Donation will help prepare future employees who match the oil giant’s quality and integrity.
When life was spiraling out of control, Jerad Todacheenie was welcomed into a safer place.
Best and brightest of BYU get up-close, firsthand instruction from successful graduates.
Ensemble is no cookie-cutter musical group
Learn the gospel by virtually walking the ancient dusty streets of Jerusalem.
Brigham Young University scientists recently stumbled onto a potential tumor suppressor with an especially ominous name: Programmed Cell Death Protein 5 (aka PDCD5). What they found opens a new avenue for cancer researchers. See why their research paper stands out.
“Knowing this family, hearing their story, and seeing the joy that they freely shared turned on a light for us,” says Roy. “This example of anonymous kindness inspired us to regularly give in a similar fashion. Giving to others has been fun for us and a blessing for our family.”
Owens is especially grateful to the Lunds for making her dream a reality. “If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am now. They are inspiring to me. I’ve been the recipient of their generosity, and I want to do that for other people. I want to give back to BYU.”
For student Vanessa Burnett and graduate Kelsie Moore, the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the College of Fine Arts and Communications has proven to be a “sacred gift.”