LDS Business College graduation facts

LDS Business College held its 122nd Commencement Exercises on April 9 in the Assembly Hall at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

Coverage of the keynote address delivered by Elder Paul V. Johnson, member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and Commissioner of the Church Educational System, will appear in the April 18 edition of the Church News.

Following are some facts and figures from the LDS Business College commencement ceremony:

The LDS Business College commencement ceremonies have always been held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, making it one of the longest-standing traditions in Salt Lake City.

President J. Larry Richards, the 12th president in the college's history, presided over a commencement for the first time.

Two-year degrees awarded: 336

Certificates awarded: 185

Number of countries home to at least one graduate: 60

Percentage of graduates younger than 25 years of age: 54 percent

Percentage of graduates who are members of the Church: 98 percent

Percentage of graduates who are returned missionaries: 31 percent

Youngest graduate: 19 years old

Oldest graduate: 57 years old

Joseph T. Sorenson, an entrepreneur and owner of Endeavor Capital Group, received the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The two student speakers were Katie Van Tienderen from Bountiful, Utah, and Stacey Jean Bowman from Layton, Utah

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