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Humans of UVU: 50-year-old freshman

Oscar award-winning sound mixer turned Wolverine sets his sights on medical school as a 50-year-old freshman. It’s 6:16 a.m., and David Parker a freshman studying biology is waiting at the Trax station in Salt Lake City for his ride to the Frontrunner. He will take that train to UVU and back by 3 p.m. to […]

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Candy Searle overcomes nontraditional student challenges

Here at UVU we have extraordinary students and faculty members who lead accomplished lives worth praise. One such person is senior psychology major Candy Searle. She dropped out of school in the ninth grade because she suffered from ADHD, which prevented her from being able to focus in school. “At that time, I was told […]

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Seniors ‘pay it forward’

The announcement no sooner left Nancy Smith’s lips before being drowned out by the thunderous applause of over 500 attendees. As Senior Director of UVU’s Donor Relations and Scholarships, Smith was privileged to announce the grand total of $55,488 in scholarship donations over the past seven years by Elder Quest members.   “Without these scholarships, […]

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