SALT LAKE CITY — Scoutmaster, IT guru, consultant, temple worker, nonprofit founder, young single adult ward clerk, husband, father and grandfather. Randy Burgoyne, 51, has worn many hats and recently added another line to his impressive resume.
LDS Business College named Burgoyne the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus. He will receive the award at the college's commencement, where he will speak on April 11.
The Centerville resident attended LDS Business College in the '90s to gain business law and marketing skills useful for his family's business, Burgoyne Computers. He eventually bought the still prospering business, which provides online services and computer help.
While busy raising six children with his wife, Danielle Carr, and six grandchildren, Burgoyne always looks to serve others.
Around 1991, he learned sign language so he could include a young deaf man at church. Burgoyne ended up serving almost 11 years in the LDS Bountiful Temple as a temple ordinance worker for the deaf.
"It was just an enjoyable thing, and if life slows down a bit, I think I'd like to do it again," Burgoyne said.
This isn't the only accolade the self-proclaimed "average Joe" has received. In 2013 he was awarded Centerville City Citizen of the Year by Rotary Club International for his four years on the city's Fourth of July celebration committee.
"I think the service that I've given has probably been the greatest enjoyment I get out of my career," he said.
Between consulting jobs, Burgoyne started up a nonprofit called Entrepreneur Launch Pad to help entrepreneurs succeed by offering networking, seminars and education.
"I don't mind going to work and having a job like I do now, but a lot of service doesn't just stop at church or community — it goes right into who you are and the people you work with on a day-to-day basis," Burgoyne said. "Helping others succeed is really what drives me."
Burgoyne created the Applied Technology Foundation with some friends to give donated computers to people in need. He's president of the foundation, which aims to help low-income families gain technical skills through training, resources and sometimes temporary employment.
"It's in my blood. It's who I am, and I think the Applied Technology Foundation is just an extension of that," Burgoyne said. "I get to use what I enjoy about technology and help others with it."
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