Profiles in Excellence - 2019

Alda Mariela Jimenez

March 12, 2019
Alda Mariela Jimenez

Why UTRGV?

UTRGV gave me the opportunity to remain close to my family while giving me a high-quality education. I had applied to several schools outside of Brownsville, but staying felt like the best option and I don’t regret it one bit. UTRGV has become my home, and I am forever thankful for all the amazing opportunities that have crossed my path.

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Rebeca Gonzalez

March 5, 2019
Rebeca Gonzalez

Why UTRGV?

The opportunities for growth, proximity to home, and growing environment influenced my decision in choosing UTRGV as my university. Another main factor in my decision was the impressive psychology program offered and the pre-medical opportunities. UTRGV offers the opportunity for individuals to discover themselves by providing an active student life, a vast group of organizations and classes, and enormous support from the staff to see all students flourish in the field they desire.

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Vladimir Belous

February 26, 2019
Vladimir Belous

Why UTRGV?

I was invited by the coach of the chess team. Since my chess knowledge greatly exceeded my knowledge of English, I was offered to improve my English and then join UTRGV.

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Joshua Ruiz

February 19, 2019
Joshua Ruiz

Why UTRGV?

I chose UTRGV because it has a great chess team and because I was already friends with some of the team mates. Plus, I really liked the campus.

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Amanda Champion

February 12, 2019
Amanda Champion

Why UTRGV?

UTRGV is not only more affordable than other UT schools, but it is close to home making it the perfect university to earn a bachelor’s from.

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Alejandra Ramirez

February 5, 2019
Alejandra Ramirez

Why UTRGV?

I chose UTRGV overall because of its commitment to provide a high-level education to all students and its location near home. Additionally, UTRGV provided me the opportunity to attend college at an affordable price. Although newly founded, I am convinced UTRGV will soon be recognized amongst the higher-ranking universities not only in the state, but in the nation through the continued efforts and hard work of its students committed to make a difference.

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Zoe Sesin

January 29, 2019
Zoe Sesin

Why UTRGV?

Initially I chose to attend UTRGV due to the convenience of being close to home. Originally, I was going to transfer to another school, but ended up staying at UTRGV. I realized that the relationships I had made with others, as well as my involvement in the theatre department, was irreplaceable.

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Yannick Rajesh Kambrath

January 22, 2019
Yannick Rajesh Kambrath

Why UTRGV?

I was in my first year of college in Versailles, France when I heard about the opportunity to come to UTRGV. The university had a strong chess team that I wanted to join so I could keep playing chess while studying. I also thought it would be a good chance for me to improve my English, discover a new culture and a new country.

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Joseph Marquez

January 15, 2019
Joseph Marquez

Why UTRGV?

I chose UTRGV because it is meaningful to graduate here since Brownsville is my hometown. I feel that it is always good to remember where you came from. I will always strive to help this city progress. I would love to see the whole Valley progress and reach its full potential. UTRGV offers a degree in finance and it’s a very good quality education for a reasonable cost. Growing up with a father that had five strokes and open-heart surgery, and a mother who has a bone spur in one arm, made my journey difficult as I had to be close to my family to help them out as much as I could with daily activities they were not able to do on their own. UTRGV gave me this amazing opportunity to stay close to home and I am extremely grateful for it.

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Chloe Vergara

January 8, 2019
Chloe Vergara

Why UTRGV?

I chose to attend UTRGV because I would be able to stay close to home and receive a high quality education.

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Pamela Cepeda

January 1, 2019
Pamela Cepeda

Why UTRGV?

I knew opportunities for growth and development were available at UTRGV for those who looked for them, therefore, I decided to not take out loans to go elsewhere and stay close to home.

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