Ana Cordera Vilchis

Ana Cordera Vilchis
Ana Cordera Vilchis

It’s great to hear from you and the foundation. So much has happened since the night I received my scholarship and met you and the other committee members.

I’m currently a sophomore at Northwestern University, majoring in journalism, minoring in sociology and doing an Integrated Marketing Certificate. I couldn’t be happier here. I love my university and more specifically, Medill (the journalism school). I’ve met some extraordinary people from all over the world, with very different interests that are really, really cool. I’ve also gotten the chance to network, attend career development events and learn so many things I never thought I’d explore.

A huge part of the good times I’ve spent here stems from the scholarship the foundation gave me for my first year here. Not having to worry so much about the financial costs of attending Northwestern definitely helped my dad and I, so thank you!

I’m very content with where I am right now and I’m excited for the future and the opportunities ahead of me. I hope the foundation and its members are doing well too!

Best,

Ana Cordera Vilchis

Lake Orion High School

Javier Jurado

Javier Jurado
Javier Jurado

Hello, well I have started my college life and commitment at Baker College in Allen Park to study for Business Mechanical Engineering.

I am half way done for this “semester” and I am doing very good. Thank you for writing at me. If you have any questions to ask me, feel free to ask. Thank you again for the chance!

Javier Jurado

Cesar Chavez Academy

Carmen Engel

Carmen Engel

Hello!

My name is Carmen Engel and I was a recipient of the Ric Gonzalez Memorial Foundation in 2011.  I thought I would give you a little update on my life now.  I am currently in my fourth year at the University of Virginia.  I am studying kinesiology and I mainly focus on special needs children.  I hope to graduate in May and then go on to be certified as an Applied Behavioral Analyst.  With this job I hope to be a behavioral therapist for children with autism.  As of right now what city I will end up in is up in the air but I would love to move to San Francisco.  At school I am a member of a sorority, Alpha Phi, and I also love to volunteer around campus.  I am involved with Special Olympics, Charlottesville Therapeutic Center and Golden Living Nursing home.

Hope all is going well,

Carmen Engel

Grosse Pointe South High School