Southern Virginia University: Latter-day Saint values and the 'genius of small'

by | Jun. 28, 2012

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Parker Bird came to Southern Virginia University with high hopes but few concrete expectations.

"I wasn't really what you'd call a strong student when I came here," said the Columbus, Ohio, native, a recently returned LDS missionary from the California San Fernando Mission. "I was OK, I guess, but I want to go into dentistry, and my advisers at (the previous college he attended) didn't give me a lot of encouragement. They didn't seem to think that a student like me could qualify for dental school."

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