Summarized by Kent Larsen
President Monson Tells CEU Grads To 'Labor to Learn'
Deseret News 7May00 D2
By Christi C. Babbit: Deseret News staff writer
PRICE, UTAH -- A record number of graduates at the College of Eastern
Utah heard President Thomas S. Monson of the LDS Church's First
Presidency give the commencement address at the College on Saturday.
The class included 400 graduating with associate degrees and 51 with
certificates of completion.
President Monson gave a three-part message, urging the class to
"Labor to learn, think to thank and strive to serve." He gave
examples of several famous historical figures, including Winston
Churchill and Albert Einstein who overcame rejection and went on to
learn and achieve. "Any of us can say, 'I reject that rejection,' "
he said. He said that the three words "think to thank," are a
"capsule course in human relations." And President Monson urged the
students to "strive to serve," saying work, coupled with vision, will
bring true success.
Salt Lake Tribune 7May00
By John Serfustini: Special to the Tribune