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Inspiring grads: Latrice Yates

Latrice Yates

During her first few weeks at UIC, Latrice Yates found the support she needed to thrive on campus from UIC’s Student Success Units, so she made it her mission to pay it forward by dedicating her time to helping others leave their mark on campus and achieve their goals.

“AAAN was a resource for me from day one,” Yates said. “When I told Jeff Brown I was looking for a job, he actually went and introduced me to the different offices in SSB, and he helped me find my first job.”

“From his grace, I was able to find a lot of different opportunities, and I was able to feel more comfortable asking for help. Everybody in AAAN is willing to help. Their commitment to getting involved with the success of students early is a huge reason I was able to find the skills and opportunities to get involved.”

During her first semester, Yates also was looking for a writing tutor, so she reached out to the Academic Center for Excellence for help.