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Weber State Stories

Here you'll find stories that spotlight some of Weber State University's boldest and brightest — people with the drive to go into the world, the workforce or wherever their passion takes them and Be Brilliant. Home to Wildcats from all walks of life, Weber State has played a significant part in each person's journey to learn, grow and shine, both on campus and in the community.

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Computer Science

Shelby Watchman

"I've built so many relationships here. It really makes a difference when there's support behind you."

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Typer Rupe

Athletic Training

Tyler Rupe

This health professions student found himself and took chances.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Tess Wunderlich

You get one life. Whatever you end up doing, even if you change your mind a million times, make sure it's something you love."

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Reece Richardson

"My professors knew what I could do before I did, and they pushed me to do it."

Radiologic Sciences

Reece Richardson

Reece came to Weber State University with the hope of one day treating cancer patients. She'll graduate this spring with an associate's degree in radiologic sciences with plans to earn a bachelor's degree in radiation therapy.  

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"I always knew I wanted to get my degree, I knew it would open doors, but I couldn't always see the path to get there."

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Sharon Barber

General Education

Sharon Barber

This nontraditional student hit her stride and found success... on TikTok!

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Patrick Ramsey

Creative Writing

Patrick Ramsey

Weber State taught him the importance of aligning his literary passions and community.

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Jericho Robbins

"My family was always encouraging me on the path to teaching."

Elementary Education

Jericho Robbins

Teaching runs in the family of Jericho Robbins, who always wanted to be a teacher because of his inspiring mother and grandmother.

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Weber State had the best ROI of Utah colleges in 2022 according to a Georgetown University study.
WSU is a best accredited online college per US News and World Report in 2022.
WSU was on Forbes' America's Top Colleges list in 2021.
Weber State was named to the Princeton Review's best regional colleges in 2022.
The Military Times named WSU No. 2 best in the nation for veterans in 2021.