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Returned Missionary Converted to LDSBC

January 2017

Spencer Board

Fresh off his mission to Carlsbad, California, Spencer Board signed up to attend a popular four-year university. But something didn’t feel right. While surfing options online, he landed on the LDS Business College website.

“As I read about the mission and purpose of LDSBC, I felt a reassuring comfort that I had found my school,” says Spencer. “I followed my impression and applied.” Just three weeks after returning home from his mission, he enrolled in LDS Business College for the summer 2015 semester. “It was indeed a small miracle for me.”

His decision was quickly confirmed when he arrived on campus. “I could feel a special spirit among the students and faculty, and I absolutely love the teaching style,” says Spencer. “Instead of focusing on tests and memorizing theories, the curriculum is built around real-world experiences.”

Spencer also appreciates the generosity of donors who made it possible for him to continue his studies. “I thought I had done my homework before enrolling at LDSBC,” he says, noting that the low cost of LDSBC tuition was within his budget. “But once I started to go to school, it cost a lot more than I thought it would to live on my own.”

Spencer, who is from Kansas City, Kansas, says he would have had to go home if not for a scholarship: “My second semester I received the LeGrand Richards Service Scholarship for Returned Missionaries and it helped a lot. I have tried not to apply for scholarships since then; I really appreciated the one I got, but I want to save those funds for other students who may deserve them more than I do.”

Spencer hopes to use his education to serve others. “I have a passion—a dream—to be a city planner and help communities grow stronger,” he says. “There are so many positives that a city can give back to people, and I want to be a part of that.”

He says the spiritual focus he had while on his mission continues at LDSBC. “My experience at LDSBC is truly an extension of my mission. I know my purpose and I see my future. This school masterfully weaves the spiritual and temporal into a life worth living.”

Spencer will graduate at the end of 2017 with a degree in business and an emphasis on project management.

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