Our Experiences - Spring 2013 Graduates
College of Nursing
“The moments that stand out are the people that I encountered during clinicals and were able to help have a little comfort in the short time I was there.”
Associate Degree in Nursing
College of Science, Mathematics and Technology
“I appreciate all my professors in the Department of Mathematics: Dr. Paul-Hermann Zieschang has expanded my mind and has been a source of academic inspiration; Dr. Jerzy Mogilski has been a source of council and insight; Dr. Alexey Glazyrin has served me well as my thesis advisor and instructor and Dr. John Garza has always encouraged me to push myself. He is the reason I will be attend The University of Texas at Austin in fall 2013.”
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics
College of Education
"I will treasure my moments with the Master Chorale, particularly when we performed at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio."
"Mrs. Dianne Brumley! She taught us more than music. She taught us important life lessons. When other teachers saw us as just a number, she saw us as her own children. She helped mold me into a better person, and I will forever be grateful to her."
Analisse Virginia Mascorro
Bachelor of Science in Human Performance/Exercise Science, College of Education
"I am so excited about graduation. I will be the first in my family to graduate from college, and to show them that I was able to do it, makes me so ready to graduate."
"I plan to work as a teacher for a year or two, and then go back to school to get my master's degree as an Autism Specialist."
"I definitely have to thank Dr. Paula Parson. She was the professor who challenged me to become a better educator. She required so much, but I definitely learned more in her class than any other class at UTB."
Cynthia M. Garcia
Bachelors of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Education
"Attitude! I was my own obstacle. The fear of what the expectation was after being out of university courses for 15 years, I admit FEAR overcame at times, but with God on my side I find ATTITUDE and knowledge at a different level."
"All of my professors have cultivated knowledge, perspective, academic language, and drive."
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education,
Los Fresnos, Texas
"The most memorable moments are those that involved my colleagues pursing a doctoral degree at the same time and the encouragement we offered each other. I especially remember the moments of laughter mixed with tears when we had to rewrite a paper."
"My dissertation committee chair, Dr. David Freeman was instrumental in my success and challenged me to make my dissertation the best it could possibly be. My advice to students is to become life time learners."
Sandra Soto Quiroz
Doctorate of Education, College of Education
San Juan, Texas
School of Business
"My advice for incoming freshman is to never give up on education even when it gets tough. Set a goal and make it your priority to accomplish it."
Master of Business Administration, School of Business
"Invest time into your education. The world is full of distractions. Reach for the stars, educate yourself to new horizons, and keep your faith close to you especially in troubled times. God is always with us."
Natalie V. Escobar
Associate of Arts, Paralegal, School of Business
College of Biomedical Sciences:
“I believe that I received an excellent education. I enjoyed the connections I made with fellow students following a career path in the medical field.”
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
College of Liberal Arts
"I am thankful for the online program which enabled me to finish school while juggling other responsibilities including frequent travel for my job. UTB’s organization of online programs and consistency between classes is great!"
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
"Dr. Mata has inspired me and other students to achieve our goals, academically and personally. Thank you, Dr. Mata, for helping me learn more about my culture through dance, self-identity, a great passion for education, and 'vivir para zapatear!'"
Daniel D. Sandoval
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
"My advice to incoming freshman is to get involved in student organizations and the student activities on campus. You meet other students, and being part of the campus community allows your college experience to be memorable."
Norma Linda Vera
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, College of Liberal Arts
"Network and become involved! Do not stay in a bubble or routine of just going to class and going home. Take the initiative to meet with professors because they really help you develop as a student."
Bachelor of Arts in History and Government, College of Liberal Arts