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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

The Church and Higher Education

Taught by Jonathon Lawrence


Day Time Location
Saturday, August 3 1 p.m. Ricks 173
Jonathon Lawrence

Jonathon Lawrence


Jonathon Lawrence attained a B.S. in Organizational Communication from BYU-Idaho. He also received an MBA in Management and Strategy from Western Governors University.

Lawrence has worked in higher education for the last six years, speaking to high school age youth and their parents about the importance of education and how to make that a reality.

Lawrence and his wife have three wonderful children, two girls and one boy. His greatest hobby is spending time with his loving family. He is currently serving as the ward mission leader in his ward.

Class Outline

As members of the Church, we are commanded to get all the education we can. In this class we will talk about the importance of education, how to prepare to go to college, and what church education has to offer. This class is geared toward youth preparing for college and/or their parents.   

Learning Objectives:

1.     Why is it important to get post-secondary education?
        a.     Salary
        b.     Life-long learning

2.     How does the church feel about education?
        a.     For the Strength of Youth
        b.     Duty to God/Personal Progress
        c.     Church leader talks

3.     What is the best way to prepare for college?
        a.     ACT/SAT
        b.     Extracurricular activities
        c.     Seminary
        d.     H.S. classes to take

4.     What is a church education like?
        a.     Spiritual environment
        b.     High standards

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