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Congratulations Spring 2020 Graduates

COVID-19 may have prevented us from hosting our regular commencement exercises, but it’s not going to keep us from celebrating our spring 2020 graduates.

Letter from President John S. Tanner

Dear Graduate:

I congratulate you on graduating from Brigham Young University–Hawaii. This is a remarkable achievement! I only wish that I could celebrate it with you in person. I love campus commencements: the formal ceremony, the inspiring speakers, shaking your hands as you walk across the stage, meeting your families and friends, and especially seeing graduates laden with colorful leis, sometimes up to their eyes. I shall miss all this, as I know you will, too.

I invite you back if you choose to walk at our next in-person commencement. Since we know that this will not be possible for most of you, we have prepared a commencement program with your name in it to commemorate this educational milestone and an online commencement presentation.

You go forth with our love and aloha. I hope you will take with you many sweet memories that savor of Zion.

With aloha,

John S. Tanner
University President
Brigham Young University–Hawaii

Commencement Presentation
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View the Spring 2020 Semester official program with each candidate for graduation's name and program.


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View the Spring 2020 Semester commencement presentation as as given remotely by President Tanner and key speaker, Brother Mark L. Pace.
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Spring 2020 Commencement Speeches
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June 27, 2020 09:45 AM
May we learn and practice compassion and courage. These virtues will help us become more like Christ0—which is, as John Milton says, the ultimate purpose of education. The “end” of learning is, Milton writes, is “to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to become like him” ( Of Education). May your education help you to become like Christ in courage and compassion.
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June 27, 2020 09:45 AM
My dear friends, the Lord has blessed you to obtain a wonderful education so that your contribution may be great. May you now press on in faith, moving forward the Lord’s work wherever you live throughout your lives. The Lord has prepared you, here at BYU–Hawaii, to contribute to this great work.
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