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Monday, June 8, 2020
Procrastination  Self-Control  BYU  BGS  Independent Study

My mom often jokes that this one decision she made when I was 17 saved our relationship:

She hired me a tutor to get me through my Junior and Senior years of high school.

Now, this wasn’t a tutor in the traditional sense, because she never spent any time teaching me any of my... read more

Monday, June 3, 2019
View of mountains, library, and HFAC

As advisors, every day we talk with students and hear some of your struggles of being a student. You may have jobs, volunteer work, friends, health concerns, callings, days spent with toddlers and babies and teenagers and elderly parents--it’s a lot!

To add to it, some of you haven’t been... read more

Monday, April 1, 2019
Young Kyle skiing

I’m Kyle Mammen, the BGS advisor for Psychology emphasis students. In addition to that I am the program coordinator for BYU Evening Classes, where I administrate the department and advise non-degree seeking Evening Classes students. I have now worked at BYU over 6 years, but it is only this last... read more

Monday, February 4, 2019
Young Matt on a tractor

I’m Matt Greene, the BGS advisor for English emphasis students. I also supervise admissions and advisement for the BGS program. Sometimes I feel like an old man in the department because I have worked here for over eight years! In case you were wondering, the old picture above is of my older... read more

Monday, January 7, 2019
Rob Hunt

Hi! I am Rob and I have responsibilities with the marketing, outreach, and assessment items for Bachelor of General Studies. I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and have called Utah my home for the last 15 years. I love family outings with my wife and four children and discovering all of... read more

Monday, December 3, 2018
Heather on a tractor

I’m Heather Farr, the advisor for the BGS American Studies and Family Life emphases. I love early mornings, education, food, martial arts, racquetball, inspirational individuals, and trying to understand the proverbial ‘big picture’ in all its forms. Sharing a birthday with Bruce Lee, I was born... read more

Monday, November 5, 2018
advisor Katie Zobell moving snow with tractor


My name is Katie, I am the advisor over the BGS Management and History emphases. I am from Mesa, Arizona and have 10 siblings. Yes, it was crazy. No, I will not be having 10 of my own.

I received an Associates in General Studies from Mesa Community College and then... read more

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