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Ever Upward Stories

Every year, Weber State students work hard to achieve their goals. Some face obstacles like finances, or switching career tracks later in life, but they always find a way to persevere. Many go on to become inspirational alumni who continue to strive for excellence and create a better world. These Ever Upward stories highlight the grit and tenacity of our students. They show what it takes to pursue their dreams despite the obstacles — and the dedication it takes to complete that journey.

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Jake Wadsworth &
Ryan Holmes

They had the confidence to launch a multimillion dollar company.

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Camille Taylor

A WSU graduate is the top promoter of her home.

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Andy Truong

A budding makeup artist with Hollywood dreams.

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“Every student deserves a voice.”

Professional Sales

GArrett Potokar

A determined advocate and Weber State's first LGBTQ+ student senator.

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Dental Hygiene

Donna Dinette

She pursued a life-long dream at age 51.

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Shardae Jones

WSU grad has a passion for helping others.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Zadoth Vazquez

A microscope changed her world.

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“Weber State created a family for me in Utah. It also really lit the fire of my passion for engineering.”


Elaine Cope

This STEM advocate combined welding and sewing into a career.

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