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"I wanted a Field with a lot of Opportunities to Serve"

October 2012

cahoon-pr12 Nursing student discovers the connection between service and learning


Spencer Cahoon is the kind of leader who cares. “I chose to study nursing because I wanted a field with a lot of opportunities to serve,” he says. After graduating later this year, he plans to pursue a nursing career.

“Because of generous donors, I’ve had incredible experiences at BYU,” Cahoon says. As an undergraduate, Cahoon researched school-age immunizations, and his findings were published in the Journal of School Nursing.

“Thanks to donors, I was able to present my research at national conferences in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas,” he says. “My research at BYU has inspired me to be an active contributor to ongoing research in my field and to use evidence-based data as a nurse.”

Cahoon counts his involvement with the Center for Service and Learning, where he has served as a program director, among his best BYU memories. “I have come to understand ‘Enter to learn; go forth to serve’ in a more meaningful way.”

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