GRCC graduates stand during the ceremony

Student Success Story: Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez was uncertain of his future plans when he arrived at GRCC, but he knew he wanted to be in a field where he could help people.

Getting involved on campus helped him build his support network.

“I became a member of the Hispanic Student Organization and Phi Theta Kappa,” he said. “HSO helped me meet other Hispanic and Latino students who are seeking a post-secondary education.”

Lopez, a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, said he learned how to balance academics, work and a personal life at GRCC.

“My community college experience has taught me to seek faculty feedback and how to develop strong relationships with faculty, which has been a tool that has allowed me better understand what is expected of me in the academic field,” he said.

Lopez wants to travel and, eventually, conduct research on the effects that deportation has on undocumented immigrants and their children. He will receive an associate degree at commencement, which takes place 7 p.m. April 28 at Ford Fieldhouse, 226 Lyon St. NE.

Daniel Lopez stands near the Counseling and Career Center. He holds books.
Daniel Lopez

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