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Vivian Sanchez | Faces of Midland


Don’t Be Afraid to Take Risks

The best piece of advice Vivian Sanchez ever received was something her cross country coach used to tell her: “Don’t be afraid to take risks.” This is something she always remembers, not only during a race but also with life in general. You never know what great things could happen if you take a risk.

Vivian has lived in Fremont for the majority of her life and she grew up loving helping others, running, and being outdoors. Throughout school she was always involved in sports, being most successful in cross country and track. While in high school, she discovered her love for the medical field. That led her to the nursing program at Midland.

“I always knew I wanted to go to Midland because it had everything I was looking for and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I wanted a school that would allow me to continue my running career while still allowing me to be successful in nursing school and Midland was the perfect fit. ”

Along with being a nursing major and a member of the cross country and track and field teams, Vivian likes to spend her free time tutoring fellow nursing students in the Academic Resource Center. She is also involved in the Sigma Theta Omega Nursing Honor Society. After graduation, Vivian would like to be a traveling nurse and would like to specifically work in labor and delivery.

During her time at Midland, Vivian is most proud of being inducted into the Sigma Theta Omega Nursing Honor Society.

When she’s not in class, Vivian likes to watch movies and spend time with her friends and family. She loves going out for hikes and bike rides. Oh, and she’s been a vegetarian for almost EIGHT years and is a proud mom of three goldfish. As a huge fan of The Office, it’s no surprise that if she could have dinner with any three people, she’d choose to have it with Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, and Andy Bernard. We’re slightly disappointed Jim and Pam weren’t invited, but we won’t hold it against her.

Like most students, Vivian talks about how it has been difficult to balance her school work, her sport, and work. And even though being a student-athlete can get a little overwhelming at times, she doesn’t let that stop her from achieving her goals. She reminds herself that being a Warrior means always giving your best effort to overcome obstacles and work hard to be successful.

As she gets ready to graduate and embark on her new journey as a post-graduate, Vivian leaves her fellow classmates and incoming freshmen with one piece of advice:

“Don’t worry so much, slow down and have fun. Have fun and enjoy the changes you are facing, but also don’t forget to study and do your homework. Figure out a good schedule for yourself in which you can spend time with your friends but also make time for school.”

Vivian Sanchez is a senior Nursing major from Fremont, NE. To share your story or nominate a friend, email or post using #FacesofMidland.

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