Elder Richard G. Hinckley: There is hope for difficult times ahead

There is hope for difficult times ahead as individuals plan and pray and work, Elder Richard G. Hinckley of the Seventy said during BYU-Idaho's commencement exercises on Friday, July 23, in Rexburg, Idaho.

"I know many of you are faced with uncertainty," Elder Hinckley said. "Most of you hope to find employment in what is a very difficult job market. Others of you will go on to pursue other degrees at this or other institutions. Still others will settle in to building a home life and raising children. In every case, you will be better off for having completed your degree here."

This year's spring 2010 graduating class included 1,305 degrees — 967 bachelors degrees and 355 associate degrees.

For the first time, family members and friends unable to physically attend commencement exercises at the campus in Rexburg, Idaho, were able to support their loved ones through Internet video streaming of graduation. Commencement exercises began at 6:30 p.m. in the John W. Hart Auditorium, and were then broadcast later that evening via the Internet through the BYU-Idaho web site.

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