Humans of the U

Humans of the U: Dave Titensor

“I’ve learned how important a well-rounded education and broader life experiences are to draw inspiration into my work.”


Humans of the U: Ruchi Watson

“At the end of the day, I truly believe in the power of our community to change the world.”


Humans of the U: Gregory C. Thompson

A common thread through these five decades: capturing and preserving individuals’ stories, especially those people with little ability to do so on their own.


Humans of the U: Dani Nives

A Master of Social Work student leads a program that has successfully housed over 30 individuals experiencing homelessness.


Humans of the U: Matthew and Barbara Jones Brown

“We have stayed connected to the university because three of our oldest sons have attended the U.”


Humans of the U: Hyun Woo Jo

“Getting my degree from a Western education system like the University of Utah at the U Asia Campus has allowed me to become a global citizen while allowing me to continue my studies close to home.”


Photo of Demetrius Kourtides, a man in his 80s, leaning against a wall with partially shown 1912 carved into the outside of the building. He's wearing a black suit jacket with a blue tartan tie.

Humans of the U: Demetrius Kourtides

“To be honest with you, I just don’t like to be retired…I don’t like golf, I don’t go hunting…I wanted to do something different.”


Humans of the U: Jessica Garcia

“My time here at the U has been truly an amazing experience and I’ll use the skills that I have learned here in my next journey.”


Humans of the U: Vanessa Shannon

“If you have the desire to go back to school for any reason—professional, personal or otherwise—do not let age stop you.”


Humans of the U: Kamaal Ahmad

“Every single professor contributed to making me a better person, and helped me to excel in the educational field. They always gave me their most valuable possession, which is their time.”