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Cougs You Should Know

Get to know some incredible BYU Alumni!

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Return of the Ring

Against all odds, a lost BYU class ring from 1971 finds its way home after nearly half a century.
Jeffery Bunker — BS 1986 — Sociology
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Ahuna Ohana

Check out how the Ahuna family unites to bring the spirit of Aloha across the world.
Joseph Ahuna — BA 1980 JD 1983 — International Relations
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"It Isn't About Us"

“God gave us this small window of light and attention, and we could’ve just sat back and reveled in it, but He showed us a way to turn that light toward others.”
Carole Jones — 1996 — Earth and Space Science Education
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Reading Time with Miss Luisa

Going Forth: Meet alumni enriching their communities through service
Louise “Luisa” Su’esu’e Kuaea — BS 2013, MBA 2015 — Family Life
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Special Delivery

Going Forth: Meet alumni enriching their communities through service
J. Gregory Welch and Gregory C. Finch — BA 2002, BS 1998 —
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Going Forth: Meet alumni enriching their communities through service
Michael D. Ray, Lynette Patterson Ray, Tracy Wilson Liu
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Irrepressible: Fuerza Femenina

Recipient of a BYU Honored Alumni Award, a former athlete and communications star has been chasing dreams her whole life.
María Guadalupe “Pitty” García Cardiell — BA 1981, MA 1991 — Communications
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Full Circle

2016 Alumni Achievement Award Winner, BYU Marriott School of Business
Brigitte Madrian — BA 1989 — Economics
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Adding Value

2011 University Award Winner, Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award
Jonathon Tichy — BA 1998, MA 1998, JD 2003 — International Relations
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Answering Cambodia's Call

2019-2020 Fulbright Research Scholarship Recipient
David Oleson — BS 2016 — Neuroscience
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In the Business of Change

2018 Alumni Achievement Award Winner, BYU College of Life Sciences
Melissa Sevy — BS 2004 — Special Education
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More than Surgery

2012 University Award Winner, Distinguished Service Award
Benjamin Rodriguez — BS 1975 — Zoology
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On a Wing and a Prayer

2013 Alumni Achievement Award Winner, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Major General David Harris — BS 1986 — Mechanical Engineering
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Don't Waste the Chance

2016 Utah Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner
Carine Strom Clark — BA 1987 MBA 1993 — Business Management
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Just a Dentist

2016 Alumni Achievement Award Winner, BYU College of Life Sciences
Daniel L. Orr II — BS 1972 — Zoology
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Misdiagnosis Miracle

“Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it—30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”—Jeffrey R. Holland
Sarah Price Hancock — BA 2002 — English
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Happy Thai Girl

“A positive attitude is everything. I’m not saying I don’t have sad days; we all do. But I feel that my incentive is my kids and my husband. I have to be positive for my family, so I can’t really be down and out.”
June Williamson — 1991 — Recreation Management
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"There's Always Failure"

2019 University Award Winner-Honorary Alumni Award
Amy Rees Anderson — Honorary Alumni 2019
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