GEAR UP Day 2022: Spark Your Future!

September 27, 2022 @ 8am-2:30pm | UVU Main Campus | SC Grande Ballroom


What is GEAR UP Day?

GEAR UP Day is a statewide event where GEAR UP Utah students, parents, and advisors gather for a day of motivation and helpful information to help students succeed in their higher education and professional pursuits. Participate in interactive workshops (with special sessions in Spanish) and hear inspiring messages from motivational speakers while networking with other GEAR UP Utah students from across the state!

Event Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-In

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15 AM: Welcome Address given by Ruben Rocha, GEAR UP Statewide Director

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM: Keynote Speaker - Michele Reyes, "Game of Life"

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM: General Session - Evelyn Gomez, Keys to Success

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM: BREAK

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Student Session - Zylia Lopez & Gioey Alisa, "What's a College Advisor?"

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Parent Session - USHE, How to Pay for College

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM: LUNCH

12:10 PM - 1:15 PM: Campus Tour with Joseph Maynez

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Student Session - Dr. Kyle Reyes, "Finding Your Spark"

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM: Parent Session - TRIO, Educational Resources for the Whole Family

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM: BREAK

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM: Capstone Speaker - Angela Romero

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM: ADJOURN

A special thank you to the GEAR UP Utah staff & UVU for helping make this event possible:

Ruben Rocha, Michelle Simmons, Helen Patterson, Susan Craig, Nancy Liufau, Sherene Pettersson, Barbara Poulson, Lori Wangemann, Kristine Beardall,

Joshua Dunckley, Nichole Hunt, Kim Barraclough, Cecilia Templeton, Jose Morales Diaz, Carolyn Emond, Brian Richards, Madeleine Strasburg, Zylia Lopez,

Cathy Cardenas, Brandon Flores, Dawna Webb, Hein Tlustek, Lisa Carr, and many, many more!