College of Language and Letters

Alumni News

International Business Lawyer: John Humphreys

While studying history at BYU-Idaho, John Humphreys never considered he would end up as a lawyer in Shanghai. He chose his major for two reasons: his father’s influence and the passion of his professors.

John Humphreys

Writer, Teacher, Dreamer: Kim Beckert

Kimberly Beckert didn’t lie in bed as a little girl dreaming of being a teacher. She didn’t even go to Brigham Young University-Idaho with the intent of receiving a teaching degree. But as she found out, life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan.

Kim Beckert

An Unexpected Journey: Tim Wiseman

Tim Wiseman loves being a teacher, but a teaching degree wasn’t always his plan. Like many students, Wiseman went through a few changes in his major: when he first started at BYU-Idaho, his emphasis was creative writing, and then he switched to graphic design, but graphic design didn’t suit him either.

Tim Weisman

Estudia Todo: Jacob Broadhead

Spanish immersion teacher Jacob Broadhead graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Spanish Education in 2012. He didn’t have enough time to minor in a second subject, like history or economics; nor, did he get involved in more research like he wanted.

Jacob Broadhead

Lifelong Learner: Cami Showley

Cami Showley’s life as a stay-at-home mom has been successful because she has always been an adaptive individual. When Showley first began at BYU-Idaho, the Humanities and Philosophy major did not exist but...

Cami Showley

From Rexburg to the Googleplex: Tim Ng

BYU-Idaho led Tim Ng to his current job at Google. He studied International Studies with an emphasis in Chinese, and credits his mission for his multilingual skills, which include English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Tim Ng