Walk On

Luciano Barraza in graduation cap and gown makes a "W" sign with his fingers from a crowd of other graduates

Hyunsoo Léo Kim

Fifty years ago, Luciano Barraza MS’66, PhD’68 missed his chance to participate in commencement after completing his doctorate in agricultural economics. He couldn’t attend due to work obligations in his native Mexico and a lack of money. Earlier this year, his grandson Raul Correa reached out to the university to remedy what Barraza called his one regret in life, and Jeremy Foltz, chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, invited Barraza to walk across the stage at December’s commencement to receive his diploma.

Published in the Spring 2018 issue


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