Student Spotlights

An Academic Journey

Patrick Fossat has attended several universities and gained valuable insight from his experiences.

The move from southern Utah to Utah Valley was meant to be temporary, but 12 years later, Patrick Fossat still hasn’t left.

A Life of Change

Jim Groethe has lived a life of change, both in his own life and in students’ lives through education.

After spending ten years pursuing a career in finance, Jim Groethe decided to completely change career paths. With the constant encouragement and support of…

Revamping Education

Sheryl Ellsworth spent five years in Washington, DC, working at Stanton Elementary School, one of DC’s turnaround schools, and continues to revamp education in Utah.

With 212 suspensions in one school year and students preforming at only eight percent proficiency on district standardized tests, being a teacher at Stanton…

Grit and Determination to Continue Learning—Darlene James ('03)

Darlene James received the James Madison Fellowship to broaden her knowledge and understanding of the United States government

A James Madison Fellowship, awarded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, is enabling Darlene James to earn her second master’s degree. After…

Faculty Spotlights

Impact on the Future

Joe Jensen’s hard work in education has helped him be a positive influence in many students’ lives.

When Joe Jensen was growing up, he had dreams of becoming a mountain man like Jim Bridger. While Jensen might not have transformed the land like Jim Bridger…

Alumni Spotlights

Educated For a Purpose—Wendy Spencer ('97)

Wendy Spencer persevered to create a successful and impactful educational program within her community

Wendy Spencer has used her education degree her whole life, only for a different purpose than she originally anticipated.

Psychology and Addiction—Patricia Henrie-Barrus ('77, '98)

How one person with a voice can make a difference

Taking Every Opportunity to Learn—Kelly Nelson ('07)

Leading the future of education

Make Your Life a Calling

Going where the Lord wants us to go

David Boren, from the Education Leadership and Foundations Department, addresses students at the Power of Teaching lecture of winter semester.