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Holly Celaya
Born in Tucson, Arizona, but raised in the East Valley, Holly Celaya grew up a dedicated University of Arizona fan.“I spent most of my life ignoring ASU as an option for college,” Celaya said. But when the time came, she decided to apply anyway and sought a few scholarships that were specific to Arizona State University.   Holly Celaya“After being...
Jacob Randall
Barrett Honors College alum Jacob Randall says he had a “slightly abnormal Barrett tenure,” but nevertheless, feels that being an honors student gave him a unique and valuable undergraduate experience.“I really didn’t take full advantage of all they had to offer in terms of community,” Randall said, admitting that he didn’t regularly attend...
Mary Curtiss graduation photo
While a student in Barrett Honors College at the ASU Polytechnic campus, Mary Curtiss knew the importance involvement and leadership could have in her life and the lives of her classmates.Mary CurtissShe became involved in Undergraduate Student Government the first semester of her freshman year and encouraged others to do the same. By her...
Ben Ellis Sun Devil 100
Arizona State University alumnus Ben Ellis’ Sun Devil story starts with getting rejected from the schools he applied to in his home state.“The year I applied to college was the year Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California and one of the things he did was defer the lower half of what would be in-state students and said ‘Sorry, we’re going...
Joshua Niska
Barrett Honors College holds a special place in Joshua Niska’s heart. It’s where he met his wife, who was a fellow honors student.Niska majored in biochemistry with an emphasis on medicinal chemistry. The young woman who would become his wife double-majored in English and Women and Gender Studies. They bonded over their shared experiences in...

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