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Freshman Nizhonabah Davis
Freshman Nizhonabah Davis of Ganado, Arizona, participated in the UA's Native American Science and Engineering Program, which connects Native American students with academia and industry. (Photo: Stacy Pigott/UANews)

Freshmen of Distinction Arrive for the Fall

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Freshmen of Distinction Arrive for the Fall

Aug. 21, 2017
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More than one-fourth are majoring in STEM fields, and their numbers have boosted the UA's percentage of newcomers defined as academically talented.

Nizhonabah Davis is one of 10,000-plus new undergraduate students who started classes at the University of Arizona on Monday.

I want to be an engineer; I want to be a doctor; I want to be a physicist, too. I'm going to do all of them and see what I like to do. I can always minor in something," says Nizhonabah Davis, whose status as a Flinn Scholar covers her tuition, and room and board, at one of Arizona's three public universities. "It was a really hard choice. Every school has so much to offer. I interviewed a lot of people and felt that the UA would be the best fit for me."