Student Stories

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.

14Nov

Nacha looks to faith and family after losses

Written by Rachel Lynne Bond, Posted in Student Stories

Nacha looks to faith and family after losses

“Nacha, I need you to promise me something,” said his mother. Nacha turned to her and said, “Of course. But do not worry. You are going to be fine.”

Ignoring his words, his mother told Nacha, “Promise me that when you go on your mission, you will serve with all of your heart, that even when things get difficult you will never complain.” Those were her last words to him. She passed away the next morning.

02Nov

Tough decisions lead Angela to financial independence

Written by Howard M. Collett, Posted in Student Stories

After graduating from high school, Angela Jones had some tough decisions to make. She had been accepted to three colleges, and she chose one to study exercise and physiology. But after three semesters, she started reconsidering her choice.

06Oct

Louie brings skills gained back to LDSBC

Written by Jacqueline Crane , Posted in Student Stories, Alumni Stories

Louie brings skills gained back to LDSBC

Louie Rasmussen was not afraid to work hard. He worked three jobs, putting in long hours as a full-time mechanic, part-time umpire, and part-time landscaper. His job as a mechanic started to become stressful, however, and he painfully realized that he needed new skills to better provide for his family.

29Sep

Salt Lake City Brings Changes for Mars

Written by Jacqueline Crane , Posted in Student Stories, Alumni Stories

Salt Lake City Brings Changes for Mars

Amarsanaa Biziyabal, or “Mars” as his friends know him, had his life changed when he came to Salt Lake City from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Coming to Salt Lake, Mars knew that he wanted to change his life. “I was getting sick of my lifestyle, being around people that actively got engaged in action that held me back from progressing,” he said.

22Sep

Frank defeats fears with career focus on Cyber Security

Written by Laura Kasandra Matus Diaz, Posted in Student Stories

Frank defeats fears with career focus on Cyber Security

Frank Flores knows firsthand about danger—he comes from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, one of the most dangerous cities in the world. From being assaulted weekly as a child walking to school to facing financial worries while studying in Utah, he has experienced ongoing challenges.

25Aug

Whirlwind of change brings opportunities for LDS convert

Written by Howard M. Collett, Posted in Student Stories

Whirlwind of change brings opportunities for LDS convert

Joy Christensen closed the door to her bishop’s office and sat down, hoping to find some direction in her life. 

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