This week was a busy one for University of Texas students – Friday was the last day of classes, finals are approaching and many are spending Sunday with their mothers. We took to the University of Texas of campus to ask people #WhyMom.

Freshman psychology major Daniel Spomer said he is thankful for his mother’s support, especially by letting him pursue the degree of his choice.

Weslie Onsando, a graduate student originally from Kenya, is studying film production at UT. Onsando admires her mother’s selflessness.

Freshman advertising major Matthew Johnson wanted to thank his mother Michelle for her constant support.

Graduating senior Areesha Ajani loves her mother’s strength and the example she sets for her. Ajani is a corporate communications major who will be working for Aon Consulting in Houston.

Andrew Bain, 21, will graduate in two weeks and head to medical school in Houston. Bain said his mother’s supportive nature is what he loves most about her.


Timothy Cole is a senior linebacker for the University of Texas football team. Cole wanted to thank his mother for her patience throughout his life. Cole is planning to attend graduate school to study advertising in the fall.