2,342 earn degrees during BYU summer commencement

Published: Friday, Aug. 12 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

"While setting a goal to do good in the world every day may sound ambitious, those who do find that opportunities abound. The distraction, it seems, is that we get so wrapped up in our own lives that we miss the needs of others all around us," he said. "To go an entire day and miss serving those who desperately need our help is to live far below our privileges. … Finding ways to serve others, whether early in the morning or late at night, is essential to achieving spiritual balance and purpose in life. …

"Your futures will be blessed as you come to understand that what you do each day, shapes who you will become in the future — that tomorrow truly is today."

Other speakers included Elder Cecil O. Samuelson of the Seventy and BYU President, Chris Feinauer, BYU Alumni president and Chelsea Johnson Kennedy, a graduate. College convocations were scheduled to be held Friday in various locations on the BYU campus.

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Grad stats

Bachelor Degree 1516

Master Degree 280

Doctor Degree 25

Total 1821

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