The First Ascent Scholars Program recently celebrated its 2024 graduating seniors. Students, faculty, donors, and staff came together to mark this important milestone — especially joyful as many had missed their in-person high school graduation due to the pandemic.

Selected as this year’s keynote speaker, Jhareil Hutchinson spoke about the transformative impact of the First Ascent Scholars Program on his academic journey, a testament to the program’s commitment to student success.

“It’s crazy how fast four years fly by,” he said. “My time with First Ascent has been filled with immense gratitude and appreciation for those who have supported me throughout my undergraduate journey. Thank you is simply not enough. Go Utes!”

After a fantastic meal with family, peers, and community, graduates received their program stoles and certificates of completion.

Congratulations to our 2024 graduates:

    • Manisha Adhikari, Business Administration BS, Management Minor
    • Abigail Amaton, Management BS
    • Tilak Dulal, Business Administration BS
    • Abukar Hassan, Business Administration BS, Information Systems Minor
    • Daisy Hernandez, Business Administration BS, Management BS
    • Jhareil Hutchinson, Marketing BS, Media Studies Minor
    • Marc Lopez, Business Administration BS
    • Degoal Moses, Information Systems BS
    • Fred Osvaldo Ramos, Information Systems BS
    • Boo Reh, Information Systems BS
    • Julie Paredes-Pozas, Marketing BS, Management BS, Information Systems Minor
    • Mwamini Ramazani, Social Work BS, Business Minor

The First Ascent Scholars Program cultivates, encourages, and enables academically focused students with significant financial need to attend the Eccles School and connect with the University of Utah community while reaching their full academic potential. For more information, visit Eccles.Link/first-ascent.

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