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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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History & English

William Ward

A retiree reignites his passion for learning.

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giovanni frias

Weber State programs helps this student on "rollercoaster" to graduation.

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Social Science Composite Teaching

Paige Stevens

"All my professors knew the goals I had, and they were happy to either help me get there or show me the way I could get it myself."

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“Every student deserves a voice.”

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GArrett Potokar

A determined advocate and Weber State's first LGBTQ+ student senator.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences

matthew nicholaou

This professor played an essential role in WSU’s COVID response.

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Shardae Jones

WSU grad has a passion for helping others.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Zadoth Vazquez

"A microscope changed her world."

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


Elaine Cope

This STEM advocate combined welding and sewing into a career.

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