Leilani Miller | University Relations | 21 August 2008
David Lucero, the director of Student Leadership at Brigham Young University Hawaii, encouraged BYUH students and employees to become "genuine gold" by developing personal identities consistent with the ideals put forth by the university and LDS Church General Authorities at a devotional held on August 12.
Speaking from personal experience and recounting humorous anecdotes, Lucero said an extensive amount of change happens during the college years. A graduate of BYU in Provo, Lucero said, "When I got to the university, I changed, and I changed quite a bit. I felt like I was coming out of my shell, exploring new things, becoming a unique and different person."