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2,954 Students to Complete Online Certificates and Degrees

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At the conclusion of Winter Semester 2023 (Jan.–Apr.), 2,954 students are anticipated to have completed an online certificate or degree from BYU-Idaho or Ensign College, supported by BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

Among the students who completed online certificates and/or degrees are 2,503 PathwayConnect completers. Of all awarded students, 698 earned a bachelor’s degree, 582 earned an associate degree, and 2,581 completed a certificate. These students represent 98 countries and 47 U.S. states.

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BYU-Idaho will hold commencement services for graduates on April 6, at 6:00 p.m. (MDT/UTC-6), in the BYU-Idaho Center on campus as well as a live stream. Brother Bradley R. Wilcox, Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the guest speaker.

Ensign College will hold commencement services on April 7, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT), at the Tabernacle on Temple Square as well as a live stream . Elder James W. McConkie III, a General Authority Seventy, will be the guest speaker.

Visit BYU-Pathway’s website to learn more and apply.

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Data as of April 6, 2023

Graduate Spotlight: Joyce Forman

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Joyce is 90 years young and serving a mission with the Church History Library. She was just a baby when she lost her mother.

Of the little she knew about her mother, Joyce knew she was passionate about education. Inspired by her mother’s example of earning a degree, Joyce wanted the same for her six children, 33 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

So, at the age of 87 and even after being diagnosed with cancer, she said, “I’m going back to school to get my degree so when I meet my mom [after this life], I can say I got it.” After transferring 90 previous credits, Joyce started BYU-Pathway and is graduating with her online degree from BYU-Idaho.