Senior Celebrates 4.0 Streak After Struggles As A Child

(VIDEO) Brianna Clark, a political science major, is set to graduate from Texas Tech in December 2017.

The future looks bright for Brianna Clark. She'll soon earn a degree from Texas Tech and plans to attend law school after graduation. But life wasn't always easy for Brianna, who didn't learn to read until she was in the second grade.

"It felt like I was having to work twice as hard all the time," she said. "It was really difficult coming home and having to stay at the table for three or four hours just to catch up on everything that (for) other kids was taking 30 minutes."

A slow start in school didn't stop Brianna from finding success as a Red Raider though. In fact, she earned a 4.0 grade point average four consecutive semesters at Texas Tech.

"It took a lot of hard work," she added. "There was a lot of staying in on Saturday nights."

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Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.

With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college on the Texas Tech University campus.

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