Ryan Anderson | University Relations | 1 December 2008
Dan McCormick [at right], a successful author and public speaker from Southern California, gave the devotional address at BYU-Hawaii November 25. This father of three BYUH students compared the idea of the power of a single atom to the power of a single idea, and he encouraged students to keep track of their ideas and the things that influence them.
Crystal Beazer, McCormick’s oldest daughter, graduated from BYUH this past June. His son-in-law, Brandon Beazer, will graduate this December and another daughter, Paige, is a first-semester freshman.
Brother McCormick started his address by sharing the story of the detonation of the first atom bomb; no one knew what was going to happen or how big the explosion would be and, in the end, it was massive. It was all the result of one small atom.