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Monday, May 20, 2019
Kaitlin Banks

Kaitlin Banks just participated in the celebrations of April 2019 graduates, as she completed her degree with the Bachelor of General Studies program. She left BYU to support her husband in his career but was eventually able to come back to work on her degree. With a Management Emphasis, she... read more

Monday, May 13, 2019
Catherine Beck with her family

We know that education opens doors to incredible growth and success in communities, and we are in awe of those who come back to finish at home what they started at BYU.

Catherine Beck, a BGS student who will graduate in August 2019, said of her experience as a mother in the BGS program:... read more

Monday, February 18, 2019
Kathy with her husband

"My dad encouraged his daughters to receive an education and to be successful in whatever we chose to do. I grew up knowing I was smart and capable of anything. The world was wide open, full of possibilities. Education was the vehicle to take advantage of those opportunities.

I attended... read more

Monday, December 17, 2018
Annie with her family

Annie is one of our BGS graduates. Her family was her main priority throughout her BGS experience, and this is her story:

When I discontinued as a traditional student at BYU, I was leaving my position in the print journalism program behind. So when I applied to the
BGS program, I... read more

Monday, August 27, 2018
Orlo Eyre sitting on cougar statue at graduation

When Orlo Eyre was 21 he took what he thought was a temporary break from school to work to support this family. What started as a break from school turned into a 40-year career with the U.S. Postal Service! Even though Orlo didn’t need to finish his degree to have a successful career, he still... read more

Monday, August 6, 2018
Debra Eckel at Everest Basecamp

Going back to school wasn’t something Debra took lightly, after years of consideration when she seized the opportunity to complete her BYU degree. Debra’s path to graduation was rocky. Only three years into her BGS journey, Debra lost her oldest son Jeremy. Debra said, “Jeremy was the larger... read more

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