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Elder Christofferson speaks at BYU graduation

Although it was Thamina Christensen's third time putting on a cap and gown for graduation, she still enjoyed participating in BYU's commencement exercises Thursday in the university's Marriott Center.

Christensen was one of 6,174 BYU graduates to receive academic degrees as part of the class of April 2010.

"It's very rewarding, after spending two years working day after day with 150 of your best friends, and now you get to celebrate that achievement together," she said. "It brings feelings of accomplishment and relief."

Although Christensen now has three degrees — a bachelor's degree in history teaching from BYU, a master's degree in education from Arizona State and now an MBA from BYU — she said this service was the most enjoyable because this degree was the one for which she worked hardest.

"It was two years of blood, sweat and tears," she said. "But it also made it so much more exciting."

Christensen, who is still searching for a job, said that although she doesn't know exactly what lies ahead, graduation was a great way for her to recognize her hard work.

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