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Ever Upward Stories

Every year, Weber State students work hard to achieve their goals. Some face obstacles like finances, or switching career tracks later in life, but they always find a way to persevere. Many go on to become inspirational alumni who continue to strive for excellence and create a better world. These Ever Upward stories highlight the grit and tenacity of our students. They show what it takes to pursue their dreams despite the obstacles — and the dedication it takes to complete that journey.

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EDUCATION

Gabriela Rosas Calderon

Dreams of being a teacher become a reality thanks to Utah Jazz scholarship.

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GEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

Shawn McGrath

Former Apache pilot majors in reinvention.

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SPIRIT SQUAD

Gabi Butler

There’s a famous face on WSU’s nationally ranked cheer team.

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“Weber State accommodated both my schedule as a working single mom and my budget.”

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER

Romy Ingram

WSU’s English as a Second Language program helps entrepreneur kickstart sewing business.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD/ELEM ED

Aeriel Martinez

WSU student puts it all into inspiring children.

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INTEGRATED STUDIES

Shardae Jones

WSU grad has a passion for helping others.

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science

TORI SCHAFFER

Chemistry and forensic science make a perfect pair for this master’s student.

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“Weber State created a family for me in Utah. It also really lit the fire of my passion for engineering.”

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECH

Elaine Cope

This STEM advocate combined welding and sewing into a career.

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