I had the great pleasure of welcoming new and returning Mavericks to campus during MavsMeet convocation. The event, a tradition since 2007, aims to energize students, faculty and staff for the fall semester. Between performances from the UTA bands, UTA A Cappella choir, and Los Potrillos Mariachi, a student organization that plays traditional Mexican music while promoting cultural awareness, there was plenty of excitement in the College Park Center.
The fall semester is not only about striving for academic excellence, but also pushing yourself to be the best you can be. As I told students during MavsMeet, “never be scared of stretching beyond your bounds. For your abilities are limitied only by what you believe are your constraints.”
Comedian, writer, and self-proclaimed #funnyrocketscientist, Shayla Rivera delivered a rousing speech to the 2,000 student attendees about getting involved in campus life: “It’s not about what you CAN do, it’s about what you DO do.”