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Do All, Be All

March 21, 2022
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Quyen Hom

Point businesswoman helps nontraditional students through scholarship creation

Conventional wisdom holds that you can’t be all things to all people. On that point, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point MBA graduate and local small-business owner Quyen Hom begs to differ. She believes people should at least try to be “all the things”—but to satisfy themselves, not to appease other people.

“I think most people have dynamic skillsets that can be used in a variety of different fields of interest,” says Hom. “Why limit yourself? Explore all of your curiosities, find out what your passions are.”

So strongly does she believe in trying new things and pursuing dreams that she named the UWSP scholarship she endows after her life philosophy. Established in 2017, the Be All the Things Scholarship began as an annual award to a nontraditional female student who delayed college enrollment until age 24 or older. Eligibility has since been extended to black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students with demonstrated need as well.

“I believe that access to education is everything,” Hom says. Read more about in the Cupola Post.