- “Years ago, my younger self pictured me completing school after a few short years but in reality, it has taken me 21 years at five different colleges in three states to finally complete my bachelor’s degree. I have overcome a lot of obstacles to reach my goal of graduating, including financial, emotional and mental obstacles. Overcoming these have helped shape me into the person I am today. I have learned perseverance and patience and I have also learned to be a better student, father, and person.”
“I stayed close to home and started at Weber. I'm the first one in my family to attend college, so I thought I need to do this for them. By going to college I’m planning on making enough money so that I can afford for my parents to not work anymore. They've worked their whole life and they took care of me and I want to repay them that way. I'm majoring in psychology and am planning on going to medical school for psychiatry, but I still want to explore my options."
“I am majoring in political science and I want to use my degree to help people who are struggling in Weber County, the state of Utah, and hopefully one day across the country. We have a growing crisis in the States as 40 million American’s are currently living in poverty, over 500,000 of which are homeless. I believe we should all do our part to help our neighbors, especially during these unprecedented and challenging times. There are actions we can all take regardless of your major to help people in this time of great need.”
"Without receiving a mild traumatic brain injury from playing soccer, I would not have found my passion for brains. I have been introduced to research on campus, I discovered the Neuroscience Club, Psi Chi, and other awesome organizations! I am thankful for the accommodations that I have received. It can be a battle for students with 'hidden' disabilities to receive accommodations. I want to support students with disabilities and ‘hidden’ struggles, just as my past teachers and professors at WSU have supported me.”
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