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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles recently experienced what he called his most embarrassing day ever. It happened in his hometown of St. George where a new digital learning center at Dixie State, was named in his honor.
Elder Holland, a Dixie graduate himself, had to be convinced to accept the honor.
"I thought the least I could do is lend a name to those thousands and thousands of students whose lives have been blessed and changed because they came here probably not a cent in their pocket but with hope in their heart and dreams unlimited," said Holland.
"It was a wonderful moment for both my father and my mother. They are both products of this institution and they both leave a legacy and it was a tribute and a wonderful moment for them as a couple and us as a family," said Matthew Holland, Elder Holland's son.
Elder Holland said he hopes that as students enter to learn in the Holland Centennial Commons that each will consider who they are.
"We are here to serve him and love him and do his work and couple that with the hard, hard, work and the good work, the wonderful work of an education," Holland said. "That seems to me to not just be the American dream, the child of God dream."