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Congratulations, Class of 2018! (VIDEO)

We spoke to a few Longhorns to see how their time at UT has changed them into who they are today. Congrats to the whole class of 2018! You worked hard and should be proud. We look forward to seeing how you change the world.

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We spoke to a few Longhorn graduates to see how their time at The University of Texas at Austin has helped transform them into the people they are today. Congrats to the whole class of 2018! You worked hard and should be proud. We look forward to seeing how you change the world.

Read the stories of the students featured in the video:

We spoke to a few Longhorns to see how their time at UT has changed them into the people they are today. Congrats to the whol

 

Meet Fabian Jara Dohmann, Class of 2018

 

 

Fabian Jara Dohmann grew up in Paraguay. He says most Paraguayans don’t have the opportunity to go to college, but for him athletics was a way to a brighter future. Read More.

 

 

 

 

Amanda Meriwether

 

Meet Amanda Meriwether, Class of 2018

 

Amanda Meriwether was always the “perfect student.” However, during her time at UT, she says she developed a greater sense of perspective, realizing that there is more to focus on than getting perfect grades. Read More. 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Garvin

 

Meet Lawrence Garvin, II, Class of 2018

 

As a kid, Lawrence Garvin, II loved football. His dream was to be like Vince Young and play for the Longhorns. But in high school, Garvin decided his path was to be a doctor. He kept his sights on UT Austin as his top school. Read More.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Yoo, Class of 2018

 

Meet Linda Yoo, Class of 2018

 

Linda Yoo chose to be a nurse because she knows what it feels like to be sitting in a hospital. Yoo has a chronic autoimmune illness. Now she wants to follow in the footsteps of the great nurses who advocated for her. Read More. 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Orr

 

Meet Terry Orr, Class of 2018

 

Terry Orr jokes that pursuing a degree in classical archaeology in his late 70s was all a ploy to avoid retirement. “You know, learning is a good thing,” he said. “Either learn or you die.” Read More.

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Alvarez

 

Meet Maria Alvarez, Class of 2018

 

As the first in her family to go to college, Maria Alvarez said she didn’t know what to expect when she arrived at UT Austin. Now, she wants to give back to the community by helping nonprofits. Read More. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Van Geffen

 

Meet Jacob Van Geffen, Class of 2018

Jacob Van Geffen started coding early. He loved the feeling of creating something from scratch. He knew that he wanted others to be able to experience that feeling. UT Austin helped him accomplish that goal. Read More. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rakiya Cunningham

 

Meet Rakiya Cunningham, Class of 2018

 

Rakiya Cunningham applied to UT Austin with her eyes set on making her mark in the business world. When she learned that she had been accepted, she was ecstatic. She knew that UT was the place she wanted to be. Read More.