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In three years, a degree and tons of memories

Vanessa Salas is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. It took her only three years to complete. Salas has many fond memories of UMKC.

“My favorite time was always the beginning of the school year, to have all of the beginning of the year gatherings and bbq’s and meeting new people,” Salas said. “The warm weather and the excitement in the air before the busy school year got underway was always exciting.”

Salas could not choose a favorite course out of the many she has taken in her time at UMKC.

“I’ve enjoyed most of my classes at UMKC,” she said. “All of the faculty members are wonderful in the foreign language department. You can really tell that they each enjoy what they do and they are always willing to help in any way that they can.”

Salas’ most memorable experience at UMKC was with her sorority.

“I really enjoyed being a part of Greek Life, and I have made so many memories with my sorority sisters,” she said.

“Being involved is what makes all those unforgettable memories. I love being in Delta Rho and I couldn’t be happier to have made such special lifelong friends.”

After graduation Salas plans to have a, as she put it, “much-needed” vacation.

Salas is going to take an Eastern Caribbean Cruise with her family.

When Salas started at UMKC the Student Union was not constructed. As a student at UMKC she was able to see the new Student Union completed and she cited that as her favorite place at UMKC.

“The Student Union is a great meeting place and it offers so much to the students, something that the campus really needed,” she said. “You can do so much there, watch movies and performances in the theater, eat some good food, hold meetings, and of course study.”

The only thing that she would change about her time here at UMKC is to attend more athletic events at UMKC.

“The UMKC experience is awesome because there is so much offered in the heart of a great city,” she said. “Get involved, UMKC has so many clubs and groups that you can become a part of which helps you to become a great leader and helps you to create connections as well as make lifelong friends and helps to create a family away from home.”

ladams@unews.com

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