"Out of this University, the Church's Educational System, there will rise brilliant stars."
—Spencer W. Kimball

The purpose of RISE is to gather inspirational stories of former students to validate, connect, and honor our alumni.
See what they're up to in Y Magazine and Cougs You Should Know.

How to Submit a Story

Use the form below to find your name or the name of the BYU alum your are highlighting, then type your story in the text box provided. Whether it's an amazing life accomplishment or a great professional move, we want to know! After you submit your story to BYU Alumni, we'll attach it to your record. And if your story is selected to be published online or in the magazine, we'll contact you.


Click any row below to write for that alum.

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Write your story below and include your email before submitting if you would like to be notified if your story is shared.

Submission Received!

Thank you for sending in another great story to RISE. With every new story, we learn a little more about our over 400,000 alumni and can validate, connect, and honor another talented individual.

We also invite you to view stories of alumni we've already heard about, update your own alumni record, or help support the rising generation.

Thanks for all you do to spread the "Spirit of the Y."