"It is the cherry on top," the grad's father said of the exercises. "It was worth coming down for, and it is the reward. He's earned it."
The recent graduate — who received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering — said that it was a great finish to his college career, and a good reminder of what his education means.
"As I was sitting there I realized the impact I can have as a BYU graduate and what I should be shooting for as I represent BYU in my profession," he said.