Student Stories

24Feb

Hunter opens doors for himself and others

Written by Laura Kasandra Matus Diaz, Posted in Student Stories

Hunter opens doors for himself and others

Bringing people together has always mattered to Hunter DeVries, a “country boy at heart” who was born and raised in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah. “I want to contribute to the world by adding positivity in everything I do,” he said. During high school, he even used social media to invite all high school students to games and other activities.

16Feb

Light is the answer for Elijah

Written by Rachel Lynne Bond, Posted in Student Stories

 Light is the answer for Elijah

Life in the small community of Eden, Utah, would never be the same again for 18-year-old Elijah Taylor. As he slowly opened a long-awaited letter after weeks of suspense, Elijah knew his path had changed. The letter changed everything.

10Feb

Leaving LDSBC with confidence

Posted in Student Stories

Brooklyn faced the challenge of insecurity and found the hand of the Lord in her life at LDS Business College. There she learned a great sense of confidence and control and was making decisions for her future.

07Feb

Overcoming paralysis a life-changer for Timothy

Posted in Student Stories

Overcoming paralysis a life-changer for Timothy

“I heard the doctor say I would probably not survive, and if I did, I would likely never walk again,” said Timothy Gamble. The Chubbuck, Idaho native’s first thoughts were that his days of snowboarding and dirt biking were over.

27Jan

Karlie lifts with leaps of faith

Written by Jana Lillie, Posted in Student Stories

Karlie lifts with leaps of faith

Karlie Barcot knew a lot about religion. Her father’s side of the family was very Catholic. Her mother’s side was very Baptist. The parents compromised and raised their children Methodist.

“I went to all three churches,” said Karlie. “I loved singing praises and studying the Bible. I loved doing outreach and wanted to become a pastor.” Ironically, Karlie started dating an atheist and stopped going to church. “I felt miserable,” she admitted.

20Jan

Tyler helps teens have hope

Written by Rachel Lynne Bond, Posted in Student Stories

Tyler helps teens have hope

“Everyone wants to make a difference. Everyone wants to change the world,” said Tyler Gibbs, a first-semester student at LDS Business College. “My inspiration on how to do this started on my mission in Houston, Texas.”

Early one morning on his mission, Tyler was struck by inspiration in a most unexpected way. As he pondered the tree of life in the scriptures, a prompting came to his mind. Little did he know this idea was the beginning of a project that would change his life.

12Jan

Brailee chooses inspiration over logic

Written by Laura Kasandra Matus Diaz, Posted in Student Stories

 Brailee chooses inspiration over logic

The university seemed the logical place for Brailee Ogden to get a good education. After all, she had attended the university for one semester prior to her mission. Everything seemed a perfect fit—until a visit to the temple changed everything. “I just felt very strongly that the university was not where I needed to be,” said Brailee.

06Jan

Dora finds right fit after transfer

Written by Laura Kasandra Matus Diaz, Posted in Student Stories

Dora finds right fit after transfer

Dora Situmorang grew up in Medan Indonesia, where as a young girl she dreamed of a good life with purpose. When Dora was 15, she was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Jenny Sihombing. “I went to the church building to take missionary lessons,” she said. “I wanted to become a member, but my parents did not give their authorization until I turned 18.”

12Dec

My Christ-Centered Education

Posted in Student Stories

The core purpose of LDS Business College is to deepen discipleship in our Savior Jesus Christ. Madelyn Felix has become just such a disciple. 

01Dec

Two Minutes of Terror

Written by Rachel Lynne Bond, Posted in Student Stories

Two Minutes of Terror

I remember it clearly. Our small high school had closed early on a beautiful day because of a terse report promising bad weather ahead. By the time we reached home, the storm hit.

Since the year 2000, the United States has experienced eight EF5 tornados. All have left severe destruction. Four occurred on the same day—April 27, 2011. One made a direct hit on Smithville, Mississippi, my hometown.

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