Celebrating the UTD Class of 2020
While spring commencement ceremonies will have to wait for another day, we sent celebratory care packages to members of the Class of 2020 to recognize their achievements.
Below are a few of our favorite highlights from social media that captured the moment the box arrived.
If any spring graduates have yet to receive a package, email Meredith Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I struggled a lot to get my Masters. A combination of not feeling like I was smart enough and being ashamed of my own shadow had me feeling like I wouldn't make it to the finish line. Throw that on top of everything the year 2020 had to offer us and I was feeling pretty hopeless. However, I persisted. I fought feelings of insecurity and inferiority and managed to get this amazing degree. My path was long and arduous, yet I prevailed. For many, my degree is a "piece of paper" that I wasn't money and time pursuing. But those people will not realize the relationships I cultivated, the skills I obtained, and the confidence to pursue my own goals my experience at UT Dallas provided. I owe a large portion of growth to this piece of paper and look forward to paying it forward. It's been an honor to complete my education at the University of Texas at Dallas. #utdgrad #2020graduate🎓
— nalgarate (@nalgarate1) June 8, 2020
— Bryanna LeGrand (@Bryanna_LeGrand) June 8, 2020