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ASU grad attributes success to scholarship funding

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Alexander Almeida will graduate summa cum laude this spring from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University with degrees in economics and mathematics. As an outstanding member of the Sun Devil community, he has had many opportunities to learn, grow and serve those in need.

ASU student wins Truman Scholarship to pursue public service career

An Arizona State University student has won the nation’s most prestigious award for undergraduates who are pursuing careers in public service – though he’s been involved in local government for two years already.

Armando Montero, who is pursuing three degrees — political science, economics and math — was elected as the youngest-ever member of the Tempe Union High School District governing board in 2020. Now he's the winner of a Truman Scholarship.

Brandon Sumner took his education 'one day at a time’

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

According to the American Institute of Physics, about nine African Americans receive a PhD in physics in the U.S. each year. This year, Brandon Sumner is one of them. 

When a mentor approached Sumner and shared that he was “walking Black history,” Sumner was at a loss for words. 

International MFA dance student reimagines the audience experience through creative practices

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Kathy Luo started her dance journey at the age of 4. 

“It made me feel like my life was colorful,” Luo said. 

As she got older, her parents continued to support her pursuit of dance as a profession. 

New graduate marries the majors of chemistry and keyboard performance

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Although chemistry and playing the organ may not immediately seem to have significant overlap, they come together for graduating senior Paul Oftedahl as two of his passions in life and the two majors he has successfully pursued during his four years at Arizona State University.

ASU, Salesforce's Trailhead Academy join forces to close the digital skills gap

Digital skills have long been in the spotlight at Arizona State University as the institution prepares its students for the future workforce, and ongoing efforts between ASU and industry leaders ensure that Sun Devils have access to state-of-the-art digital platforms.

One such established long-term partnership has been with Salesforce. As of today, ASU is a Salesforce Authorized Training Provider, enabling its students to sharpen their technical and creative skill sets even more.

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