UT Health San Antonio graduates from the School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, Long School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences participated in the centuries-old hooding ceremony tradition to celebrate the culmination of their studies.
“The achievements of these graduates mirror in so many ways the substantial advances of our UT Health San Antonio enterprise. The students are vital to our success, fundamental to how we are defined, and truly, an inspiration for our faculty and staff,” said William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio.
With the countdown to commencement for UT Health San Antonio’s Class of 2022, one way to measure student success is through the personal stories of what motivates individuals to pursue professions that make others’ lives better. Here are five of many graduate success stories.
Victoria Bry has always aspired to understand how the world works and was naturally drawn to science from an early age, especially physics. She was accepted to the UT Health San Antonio’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the Radiological Sciences PhD Program in the fall of 2018, where she has been working to become a radiation oncology medical physicist.
Graduating from the School of Nursing on May 21 is an accomplishment Fernando Anaya-Vasquez could not have imagined five years ago. Growing up in an immigrant family presented many challenges, including financial strains, frequent moves, cultural barriers and at times, isolation. However, these all factored into making him stronger in earning his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the COVID-19 pandemic.