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Rienna FryeRienna Frye ’18

Colorado Springs, CO

Student Letter

It seems like forever, but I still remember the anxiety I experienced while searching for a university to attend, especially as a first-generation college student. From things like financial aid, how to apply for scholarships, and what major I should choose—I was so overwhelmed. However, everything started to make sense as soon as I stepped foot on the UTSA campus.

There were so many people at UTSA who were willing to help me. I had a lot of questions, and somebody was always willing to give me the answers I needed. As I walked through campus for the first time, I couldn’t help but think of those who came before me and all the things they accomplished. I was excited to be able to continue their legacy while making one of my own.

As a junior, I am more than thrilled about my UTSA experience thus far! I’vemade several friends within the student body, especially among fellow Finance majors in the College of Business. I’ve had the opportunity to make connections with other Roadrunners as a Resident Assistant in Chaparral Village and also as an Air Force ROTC cadet. The students and professors here are some of the most incredible, talented, and powerful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I love the fact that I am surrounded by such inspirational people every single day.

As you embark on your journey to find the right college, you should consider two main things. First, ask yourself what you can gain from attending the university in question. Choose an institution that you can see yourself thriving at. Second, ask yourself what the university can gain from you. You are unique and have something to offer. What kind of impact do you want to make? What will your legacy be?

I’ll see you around campus. Go Runners!
Rienna Frye