Thursday, April 23, 2009
Oh what I would have given to be there today!
I tried to focus on how grateful I am that McKay got to attend BYU. How grateful I am that he is now a graduate. Still, I have to admit how frustrated and sad I felt that I did not get to be there with him today.
Thankfully, I got to watch it on TV. Not the same by any means, but still, I got to feel the spirit of BYU. The spirit of joy in his graduation. The spirit of joy in being his mother.
Thank you Den, Kim, Kris, Tyler, Karen, Jacob, Robbie, and Rachel for being there today!! Thank you Kim and Kris for all these priceless-to-me pictures!!
I have often asked both McKay and Tyler what they like most about attending BYU. They have told me they love the dress code, the honor code, and prayers in the classrooms.
Some interesting facts about this particular BYU graduating class:
More than 6200 received degrees today.
187 received doctorate degrees.
690 received master degrees.
The rest received bachelor degrees.
This graduating class is 53% male, and 47% female.
Average age of these graduates: 25 years old (McKay's age!)
Today's youngest grad: 17 years old (how can that be??)
Today's oldest grad: 75
54% of the graduates are married
Average grade point average of today's graduates: B+
The college awarding the highest number of graduates:
Family Home & Social Sciences (24% of graduates)
Marriott School of Management (13% of graduates)
College of Humanities (11% of graduates)
The graduates today represent 49 states, and 74 foreign countries.
32% of graduates are from Utah.
13% from California
5% from Washington
Posted by Grandma Honey at 11:00 PM