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Alum Barbara Padilla Shines in the Spotlight

Growing up in Guadalajara, you knew you wanted to be a star. You were diagnosed with cancer, but you didn't let that stop you. You fought. And you kept singing.

At the University of Houston, you took center stage, and took your career to new levels. Now, as a singing sensation and a standout on the hit show "America's Got Talent," you earned your place in the national spotlight. Barbara Padilla, you are a survivor and an amazing talent. You Are the Pride.