College of Engineering and Technology

Portrait of Zachary James Ward

Zachary James Ward

Bachelor of Science

Computer Engineering

About Zachary James Ward

Zachary James Ward is from American Fork, Utah, and attended American Fork High School. He earned UVU Concurrent Enrollment credit while still in high school and is a Presidential Scholarship recipient. While at UVU, Zachary published a journal article about machine learning in MDPI Machines, received an award for his work on deep learning at the 2022 Intermountain Engineering, Technology, and Computing Conference, and presented papers about machine learning at several academic conferences in Utah. Zachary plans to work for the Air Force as a civilian engineer after graduation. He enjoys programming, reading, and road biking.

Portrait of Leonardo Molineros

Leonardo MolineroS

Associate in Science

Information Systems and Technology

About Leonardo Molineros

Leonardo is from Santiago, Chile, and attended LiceoSalesiano Manuel Arriarán Barros before coming to UVU. He is receiving an associate degree in information technology. Leonardo said UVU helped him make the professional connections necessary to succeed. He most enjoyed his computer forensic classes, the cybersecurity club, and rock climbing at the Student Life & Wellness Center. He plans to further his education with additional certifications and possibly a master’s degree in the future.

College of Health and Public Service

Portrait of Tiba Hasan

Tiba Hasan

Bachelor of Science

Dental Hygiene

About Tiba Hasan

Tiba is from American Fork, Utah, and previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting in Iraq before coming to UVU. She is receiving a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from UVU. Tiba said the best part about attending UVU is the supportive and inclusive community it offers. She has been employed by UVU GEAR UP for around four years and said she has come to deeply appreciate the culturally rich community that UVU fosters. After graduation, Tiba plans to work as a dental hygienist while preparing for dental school.

Portrait of Samael Huante

Samael Huante

Associate in Science

Criminal Justice

About Samael Huante

Samael is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended Murray High School before coming to UVU. He is receiving an associate degree in criminal justice from UVU. Samael has maintained a 4.0 GPA during his two years at UVU. Samael has also served as a volunteer at the Utah County Children’s Justice Center, working with child victims of abuse. He plans to go into law enforcement after graduation. He enjoys weightlifting and is proud of his recent record of bench-pressing 315 pounds.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Portrait of Abigail G. Johnson

Abigail G. Johnson

Bachelor of Social Work

Social Work

About Abigail G. Johnson 

Abigail G. Johnson is from West Jordan, Utah, where her mom and others worked to homeschool her. Johnson is receiving a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in music. During her time at UVU, she worked as a peer mentor with Wolverines Elevated and completed her practicum with the Division of Child and Family Services. Johnson loves that UVU offers a variety of opportunities to learn and apply that knowledge. After graduation, she intends to take a couple of years to gain experience before pursuing her Master of Social Work.

College of Science

Portrait of Eliza Ballantyne

Eliza Ballantyne

Bachelor of Science


About Eliza Ballantyne   

Eliza Ballantyne calls Orem, Utah, home. She attended high school at the Utah County Academy of Sciences. Eliza is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in physics and hopes to obtain her Ph.D. someday. While at UVU, she had the opportunity to present her research at SPIE Photonics West and complete an internship in Paris, France. Eliza is grateful for the connections she made with her fellow Wolverines and for the lack of judgement from her father after she ate gallons of ice cream right out of the bucket during finals week.

School of Arts

Portrait of Mckenna Ryan Goade

Mckenna Ryan Goade

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Painting and Drawing

About Mckenna Ryan Goade 

Mckenna Ryan Goade is from Kent, Washington, and attended Lone Peak High School. She is receiving a bachelor’s degree in art & design with a painting and drawing emphasis. Mckenna has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is graduating summa cum laude. When not in classes or in the studio, Mckenna served as the Art & Design Department representative for Academic Senate and was a student technician for Events Productions Services at the School of the Arts. Mckenna has been accepted into the fine arts MFA program at Parsons School of Design and is in the final round of interviews for New York University.

Portrait of Bethany Rasmussen

Bethany Rasmussen

Associate in Science


About Bethany Rasmussen 

Bethany Rasmussen is from West Jordan, Utah, and attended Copper Hills High School. She is receiving an associate degree in music performance. Bethany is currently a member of the UVU Chamber Choir and played the role of Sandman in UVU's fall 2023 production ofHänsel und Gretel. She plans to teach private voice and piano lessons after graduation, while  auditioning for theater and vocal programs across Utah. Bethany enjoys developing her musicianship by playing the piano, guitar, and ukulele.  

School of Education

Portrait of Amberly Nielsen

Amberly Nielsen

Bachelor of Science

Special Education Autism Studies

About Amberly Nielsen  

Amberly Nielsen is from Spanish Fork, Utah, and attended Maple Mountain High School before enrolling at UVU. During her time at UVU, Amberly represented the Special Education department as the representative for the UVUSA Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. After graduation, she plans to work with the Nebo School District in an Initial Skills Kindergarten classroom and return to UVU to earn a master’s degree as a board-certified behavior analyst and certified school psychologist. Ultimately, she hopes to be a district-level behavior consultant and school psychologist. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Portrait of Trevan Camomile

Trevan Camomile

Associate of Science

University Studies 

About Trevan Camomile 

Trevan hails from Cedar Hills, Utah, and attended American Fork High School. He is a digital marketer at Infogenix and a freelance music composer with more than 120 five-star ratings. Trevan was awarded a Presidential Scholarship and credited his time at UVU as a “great transformational experience into adulthood.” He plans to continue his education at UVU, aiming for a bachelor’s in digital marketing. Ultimately, Trevan plans to be an entrepreneur, utilizing his marketing and creativity skills while awhile potentially earning an MBA. His hobbies include drawing, writing, programming, gaming, and armchair philosophy. He has two younger siblings and credits everything to his loving parents.

Woodbury School of Business

Portrait of Landon Eatough

Landon Eatough

Bachelor of Science


About Landon Eatough  

Landon Eatough hails from Provo, Utah, where he attended Provo High School. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in finance with a minor in accounting. While at UVU, Eatough maintained a 4.0 GPA and worked his way to an associate level at a top 20 accounting firm, all while attending classes full time. His favorite part of attending UVU is feeling like he wasn’t a faceless number with his professors. After graduating, Eatough will begin UVU’s Master of Financial Planning and Analytics Program to obtain his CFP.

Portrait of Angela M. Cluff

Angela M. Cluff

Associate in Science

Business Management

About Angela M. Cluff 

Angela M. Cluff is from American Fork, Utah, and graduated from American Fork High School. She decided to attend UVU because she wanted to create strong relationships and connections at a place where professors truly care about student success. Following graduation, Cluff will serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berlin, Germany, and will later continue her education in accounting. She loves learning and traveling. She said she is grateful for her family, who has supported her through her educational journey.

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