It was a very exciting evening December 19, 2014. Orrin David Herterich and Kara his wife and Dub his service dog all arrived in Salt Lake City very late Thursday night from Virginia. Then on Friday drove to Rexburg Idaho. Mom, Dad, Orrin and Kara met Orrin’s older brother Jeremiah and his wife Alicia there. The evening began with a wonderful Commencement Service in the BYU-Idaho Center. Inspiring remarks from President Kim B. Clark and Elder W. Craig Zwick, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy. The service also included some beautiful musical numbers from the BYU-Idaho University Choir. After the service, we walked to the Hart Auditorium for the Convocation Ceremonies where Orrin David Herterich was personally congratulated for being one of the 51 online students receiving his Bachelors Degree. Several thousand students graduated that night. President Clark and Elder Zwick both told Orrin personally how proud they were of him, having begun in the new “Pathway” program, introduced recently at the Brigham Young University Idaho degree programs. (Quoting from the website) “The Pathway program was designed to give students the confidence and skills needed to succeed in college, Pathway is a low-cost educational opportunity that combines online courses with local gatherings. Students earn college credit that is eligible for transfer to BYU-Idaho and other universities. The program takes three semesters, or one year, to complete and can lead to professional certificates and degrees”. Orrin was very speedy completing his degree. An entire year was taken to complete the Pathway program which transitioned him into BYU I online schooling. After the last two classes which he will complete in April he will be completely done and graduated. He began in August 2012 and will be completed in April 2015. He was able to finish so quickly because he took the maximum credits possible while working part time. During the semester last fall in 2013, Orrin took 20 credits and got straight A’s. A surprise Christmas gift to mom and dad.