May 2022 Graduation Spotlight: Brayden Perales

May 11, 2022 Charis Ochu

In 2018, while Brayden Perales ’22 was still in Rotan High School, he decided Hardin-Simmons University would become his home away from home for the next four years. Ever since he made that decision, he has continuously made his mark on campus by actively participating in the Baptist Student Ministry, Stampede, Athletic Engagement Committee, and Sabers. Brayden Perales majors in psychology with a minor in business administration. 

Beyond his involvement at HSU, Brayden enjoys reading, taking photographs, cooking delicious meals, especially Mexican dishes, and occasionally playing softball or baseball.  

Brayden is grateful for the opportunity to have had fun on campus. He also notes the impact and significance of Gospel-oriented conversations with friends throughout his time at HSU. “I love the community centered around Christ here at Hardin-Simmons University,” he shared.  

Brayden’s advice to all students coming after him is:

Push and strive to be the best version of yourself while pursuing Christ and keeping Him at the center in all you do.

After his graduation this spring, Brayden plans to pursue a career in higher education with the hope of returning to Hardin-Simmons University to pour into students as he was throughout his time here. He often likes to say, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” a quote made by Philosopher Lao Tzu. 

Congratulations, Brayden!