The 125th spring commencement will be celebrated May 17 by about 7,400 graduating students, their families and friends, and members of the university community.
“For 125 years, UT has represented this state’s greatest aspirations and noblest dreams,” says William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. “The university has inspired generations of outstanding students to pursue their ambitions and to make valuable contributions to their communities and to our state, our nation and beyond. Here at UT, students and faculty from Texas and 49 other states and from more than 100 countries constitute a world of talent.”
The following stories profile just a few of the special students who represent “world talent, Texas tradition.”