216 PathwayConnect Alumni Graduate from BYU-Idaho

Total number of certificates and degrees earned by PathwayConnect alumni surpasses 1,200

REXBURG, Idaho — At the conclusion of Fall Semester 2016, 216 PathwayConnect alumni will have finished their journey to an associate or bachelor’s degree online through Brigham Young University-Idaho —and 40 of these students will attend graduation ceremonies live December 16 on the BYU-Idaho campus.

“Each semester we see more former PathwayConnect students completing a certificate or finishing their associate or bachelor’s degree through BYU-Idaho,” said Kendall Peck, Dean of Online Programs. “It is such a joy to see these students come so far and accomplish so much. We look forward with excitement to seeing more PathwayConnect students achieving their educational goals in the future.”

Those traveling to Rexburg, Idaho, for commencement will be coming from eight states and two countries — the most far away coming from Texas and Mexico.

Overall, 1,335 students will complete PathwayConnect this semester. Since Pathway started in 2009, 22,976 have completed the program. Including the most recent totals, 1,246 BYU-Idaho degrees and certificates have been awarded to former PathwayConnect students.

“I’m a father, husband, full-time employee, bishop, former PathwayConnect student, and now I’m graduating from BYU- Idaho,” shared Manuel Gamez, an Applied Management major from San Leandro, California.  “I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to complete a full year at PathwayConnect. I personally believe that the program is divinely inspired to help many families and individuals better their lives as they advance their education and ultimately their careers.”

The upcoming academic term for PathwayConnect courses starts January 2, 2017.