On May 5, the University of Utah returned to an in-person commencement ceremony after two years of virtual celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Utah’s highest faculty accolade is awarded to isotope scientist Thure Cerling.
“I want to be an ally to underserved populations and help break the segregation cycle. I would like to make others’ paths easier than mine.”
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“I didn’t want students who are neurodivergent at the U to be subject to the same struggle that I had.”
“College is as whimsical as it is relentless. I never thought my experience would include standing on the border of North Korea, covering a riot as a news reporter or burying my brother. Life is a gorgeous and unexpected journey.”
“In navigating the mundane, rising beyond challenge, persevering, fostering fortitude and reveling in success, we entered this institution from one version of existence and transformed as we traveled through some incredibly trying times.”
“Participating in undergraduate research helped me gain skills as an independent thinker and the courage to improve at public speaking after presenting at multiple conferences.”
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“If I had the chance to give some advice to first-year students, I would remind them to take it all in. There is no rush. The jobs and opportunities will always be there, but you only go to college once.”