Humans of the U

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: Dani Nives

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


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: 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.”


headshot of Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt looking out a window

Humans of the U: Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt

“I don’t want anyone else to struggle in silence in the ways that I did.”


Humans of the U: Page Checketts

Gone are the days when people go to work and school with symptoms, when handshakes are given freely and when not washing your hands was routine for many.


Humans of the U: Kimberley Shoaf

“I wanted to do something that would make a larger impact and focus on the health of the population.”


Rebecca holds tray of her masks while wearing one.

Humans of the U: Rebecca Walsh

“I feel like I’m doing something to protect the people I love.”


headshot of Ebony Miller

Humans of the U: Ebony Miller

“You name it and I’ve probably been through it.”


Humans of the U: Nancy Butler Songer

The College of Education’s new dean brings experience in creating deeply engaging and valuable STEM educational experiences.