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President Henry B. Eyring Speaks at Dixie State College Convocation

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The St. George Spectrum has a report on a speech given by President Henry B. Eyring at the Dixie State College convocation. The article notes that in his speech, President Eyring discussed the importance of getting an education:

"If you care enough to try to learn, you will learn more than you can imagine," he said.

He warned the students that it is a tough, competitive world, but if they do their best they will have "almost limitless potential." He said education is not about what you know, but about what you do.

The article also mentions President Eyring's humor as he discussed new technologies with the students:

At one point Eyring... pulled out his iPhone and took a photo of the audience, remarking that he just downloaded an "app" that was "only 99 cents." The audience erupted in laughter - and mostly likely surprise - that the 76-year-old former college president and current first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints even had an iPhone.

President Eyring was president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, from 1971 to 1977. He was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971. He is currently a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the highest governing body of the Church.

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