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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20728.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20728

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2002 - People, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20728.

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Title Houstonian 2002
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title People
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript A man of many talents Junior psychology major Michael Twigg enjoys the outdoors on a nice day. Left paralyzed from a motorcycle accident six years ago, Twigg still enjoys extreme sports as a spectator. Photo courtesy of Michael Twigg Michael Twigg Bringing a new meaning to determination For many college students, getting up for early classes and studying into the night are the biggest obstacles to success. Honors College student Michael Twigg, however, proved that a high level of determination can put even the most daunting tasks within reach. Twigg, a junior psychology major, entered the university in the Fall Semester of 1999, after moving to Houston from his hometown of Reno, NV. It wasn't until his sophomore year, however, that he entered the Honors College. "I didn't learn about the Honors College until late in my first year, but I saw it as a chance to be something more than mediocre," Twigg said. "In high school, I was never a great student; I didn't even think I'd be going to college." After graduating, Twigg joined the Navy, but he was hardly the determined individual he would later become. He headed home shortly thereafter and began working for a title company. It was nearing Twiggs 21st birthday when his life took a dramatic turn that ultimately made him stronger. While racing motorcycles with friends, he experienced a serious accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. "I had a really bad attitude when the accident first happened, but I began to appreciate my life a lot more. I'm a very lucky guy," Twigg said. As a result of the accident, he made it a priority to enjoy every moment of life. Beginning his first semester of college, Twigg maintained a 4.0 grade point average. As the end of his junior year approached, his plans included applying to the Harvard School of Education and possibly becoming a high school teacher. Although he named psychology as his major, Twigg's interests spanned a broad range. He began his first book, which he described as science fiction with a religious theme, influenced by Anne Rice, Stephen King and C.S. Lewis. A talent for web page design also surfaced when Twigg made it one of his hobbies following the accident. His small business, EPhire, has designed pages for the Honors College and Texas Adaptive Aquatics. Family was also a major part of Twigg's life, especially since he became a husband and father. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were married in August 2000 and had a daughter, Isabel, just over a year later. "I love hanging out with my wife," Twigg said. "A lot of guys say that just to say it, but I'm serious. She's my best friend." The Honors College honoree for outstanding 2000 - 2001 newcomer, Twigg also considered Psi Chi, Phi Kappa, National Collegiate Scholar and National Merit Scholar to be among his major accomplishments. "There is so much more to life than I ever knew," Twigg said. "I work a lot harder now. A few years ago, you'd never have believed I'd be Mr. Go-Getter today." by Cortney Martin eople