Although challenging at times, returning to school at the U feels like coming home.
Humans of the U
A retirement open house for Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer Myron Willson will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Child Hall (7th floor) 7180.
“Reggae is really an amazing form of gospel music and I love its uplifting message about humanity, how people can come together.”
“Gov. Herbert announced my appointment to the Utah Board of Regents on May 24, 2019. I’m honored to represent all the students who attend public colleges and universities in the state, and especially proud to do this as a student from the University of Utah.”
“I’m a political organizer by nature and before I graduated from high school, I co-founded a non-profit organization called March for Our Lives Utah—working with young people across the country focusing on gun violence prevention. I’ve had amazing opportunities with legislators inviting me to talk about bills and what I find to be effective or not effective in the legislation they’re introducing.”
“If somebody gave me millions of dollars and set me in an isolated lab, I don’t think I’d make any impact. Impact is all about collaborating with other people, bouncing ideas off them, realizing they have a different technique. It’s a human endeavor, science.”
Former Utah gymnast and current Hollywood stunt double discusses the U and working on “Game of Thrones.”
As the Class of 2019 prepares to celebrate their success, meet a few of the graduates and remember the ones we’ve highlighted over the past few weeks.
“I started seventh grade in the U.S. with no prior English capabilities. Spanish was the only language I knew. Despite the challenge, I was able to graduate from the Salt Lake Community College with an A.S. in Speech Communication and transfer to the University of Utah.”
“I never fathomed that I’d become a widow at 34, left to raise my four children alone, the oldest 15, the baby 2. Medulloblastoma was supposed to be a pediatric brain tumor, so how could it put a 36-year-old man in the grave in just eight months? It felt like déjà vu. My daddy died from glioblastoma brain cancer when I was 20 …. But I’m not going to tell you a sob story. I started school at 35 determined to make a difference in the world of cancer and this fall, I’ll embark upon my next quest—a Ph.D. in oncological sciences studying brain cancer here at the U. If I am able to make a difference in just one life all the years of studying, sleepless nights and sacrificing a social life will be worth it.”