UTA Magazine
On The Spot
Reema Tandan

UTA affiliation: soon to graduate

Stopped: 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in front of Texas Hall on the way to her commencement

Reema Tandan

How do you think youíll feel when you walk across the stage?
Excited and a little nervous.

Do you expect a big cheer from family and friends?
Yes! Iím the first in my family to graduate and one of the last from my close friends.

How many family and friends are attending today?
I think about 15.

What did you get your degree in?
Interdisciplinary studies.

Whatís that?
Basically, itís a degree that lets you choose what you want to focus on. In my case, it was investigative sciences.

What are your plans now that youíre almost a college graduate?
I want to work on my masterís degree and look for a job in my degree.

Whatís the significance of your sash?
It represents my dedication to the sorority Iím involved in. I hope to continue as an alumna of my sorority and show our undergrads what it means to be a sister of Kappa Delta Chi.

What does the Ď87 on your cap refer to?
1987 is the founding year of my sorority.

What was the most rewarding aspect of your time at UTA?
Making lifelong friendships and learning more about myself as a person.

Did you know that six UTA alumni are presidents of U.S. colleges and universities (see p. 20)?
No, I did not know that.

What do you think it takes to be a good college president?
Someone who is willing to listen to the students, faculty and staff. I believe a good president will take the time out of his or her day to go speak one on one with people who attend the school or work there.

Do you have any desire to be a college president?
I never really thought of that. Iíd like to get involved in the student activities aspect. I think I wouldnít mind being a college president one day. I know it would be a hard job, but I think that the rewards of being the president of a university are endless.

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