Sister Beck speaks at BYU-Hawaii graduation

Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, addressed 209 new graduates of BYU-Hawaii at commencement ceremonies held Dec. 18.

An overarching theme of Sister Beck's remarks was the concept that, although a bright line clearly delineates college studies from the pursuits that follow graduation, graduates will be best served to realize learning is a lifetime endeavor that never really stops.

"You may think that now you have finished at BYU-Hawaii, you can finally get on with life," she said. "I have a secret to share with you. You have been in the middle of life all the time you have been here and you will continue to live life after you leave here. … It is as important to focus on what you are learning and enjoying during this experience as it is to enjoy easier times which will come. Your next step is to live life and enjoy it and learn from it."

What matters most

Sister Beck repeatedly emphasized what types of knowledge the graduates ought to be taking with them as they move onto the next phases of their lives.

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