Viridiana Diaz
Director: College Assistant Migrant Program
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Motto: "We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." –Aristotle

College Success Tip:  The more you study, the better grade you will get.  Better said, in life as in school, you will always get back what you put in.

Rosana Chavez
Interim Program Coordinator
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Motto: Always remember to take care of yourself first before taking care of others or anything else at that. Self care is a must!

College Success Tip: Never miss an opportunity to hold on to a reaching hand or to reach out to those in need. “Help” is what will get you through your academic journey.

Rafael Ordaz
Outreach Counselor/Coordinator
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Motto: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” –Walt Disney

College Success Tip: Plan your dream and make it happen because if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Georgina Meza
Administrative Assistant
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Motto: “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now” – Napoleon Hill

College Success Tip: Read, read, and re-read. The more you read, the more you learn. You can never be overeducated.

Dr. Julie Figueroa
Ethnic Studies 94 Professor
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Motto: Each day is an invitation to make better decisions. Live your options with purpose, not your consequences.

College Success Tip: Academic success results from asking questions, finding a supportive network of people, silencing doubt, and living out your courage.

Felipe Gomez
Retention Advisor
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1. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.
2. Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed!
3. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.“
Dr. Seuss

College Success Tip: When in doubt ask questions, when you’re not in doubt, ask anyways. Seek Help and never stop learning.

Liz Padilla
Retention Advisor
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Motto: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

College Success Tip: Don’t be afraid of asking questions and asking for help.

Elizabeth Velasquez
Retention Advisor
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Motto: There will always be change, you will have your ups and you will have your downs, how you react to these moments will define your success.

College Success Tip: The key to personal growth comes from stepping out of our comfort zone, so go out there and make new friends and new memories but most importantly believe that you are capable of anything you set your mind to. Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Mayra Villarreal
Program Assistant
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Motto: Do not fear what you do not know. Rather, consider it an opportunity to explore who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing.

College Success Tip: Be sure to always ask for help when you are struggling. You can be more successful when you have others assisting you along the way.

Erica Perez
Marketing Assistant
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Motto: "Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." – Jamie Paolinetti

College Success Tip: Make sure to pursue a career that you are passionate about. The joy of doing something you enjoy for the rest of your life will go a long way to make up for all the unpleasant things you have to do in college.