Meet a Shocker: Viet Le

Viet Le

ͷ's Viet Le will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in health science with a minor in health management. 

Viet Le says that returning to college as an adult learner came with its challenges, but he found a supportive community at ͷ State.  

Viet is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about his time at ͷ State and what's next for the grad.  

What degree will you be earning in May?

Bachelor of Science in health science with a minor in health management 

What is your hometown?


What made you choose ͷ?

Family influenced my decision to choose ͷ State. They had gone to WSU and had positive experiences, and their stories convinced me that it would be a good fit for me as well. 

What has been your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge of being an adult learner returning to college is learning how to balance school life and personal life. We can’t always control what happens in life, but having the resources at ͷ to guide me and keep me focused was a definite blessing in completing my degree dreams. 

What's your favorite off-campus location in ͷ?  

– best fried pickles in the city.  

What would be the title of your autobiography?

"Nothing Worked Out as it Should Have: The Importance of Having a Solid Back-Up Plan” 

What are your plans after graduation?

I’m currently looking for work in health care administration, but I also plan on starting a master’s program at WSU for healthcare administration hopefully this fall. 

What advice would you give other ͷ State students?

Reach out to your professors. Do not be embarrassed about asking for support when you need it. 

About ͷ

ͷ is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling more than 23,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. ͷ State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), ͷ provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the ͷ main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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