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Weber State Stories

Here you’ll find stories that spotlight some of Weber State University’s boldest and brightest — people with the drive to go into the world, the workforce or wherever their passion takes them and be brilliant. Home to Wildcats from all walks of life, Weber State has played a significant part in each person’s journey to learn, grow and shine, both on campus and in the community.

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Yuritzi Rosas Hernandez

"I always knew I wanted to get my degree, I knew it would open doors, but I couldn’t always see the path to get there."

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COMPUTER science


College not just a dream for Ukrainian immigrant at WSU.

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Madeleine Sorbonne 

This award-winning WSU student discovered her passion through hardship.

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“I knew I would miss the military, but it came down to me knowing that I would regret never trying to go to college.”


Derek Jensen

After active duty and deployment, a Weber State veterans program helped this student succeed and connect with other students.

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Criminal justice

Raquel Andreasen

"College is an opportunity to do exactly what you want with your life despite the cards you’ve been dealt."

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Elementary Education

Lea Flinders

TAPT program helps nontraditional student reach her dreams of becoming a teacher.

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rehabilitation sciences

Matthew Castiana

Weber State gave him the tools needed to become a successful athletic trainer.

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“I'm just forever grateful for staff, faculty, mentors, who push you to achieve greatness.”


Zadoth Vazquez

A microscope changed her world.

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Weber State had the best ROI of Utah colleges in 2022 according to a Georgetown University study.
WSU is a best accredited online college per US News and World Report in 2022.
WSU was on Forbes' America's Top Colleges list in 2021.
Weber State was named to the Princeton Review's best regional colleges in 2022.
The Military Times named WSU No. 2 best in the nation for veterans in 2021.