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Adrian Salazar (PAC)…

Adrian Salazar, a student of Palo Alto College, is the recipient of a $500 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Scholarship, courtesy of the La Prensa Foundation, founded by Tino & Amelia "Millie" Duran.

Adrian Salazar (PAC) Named January 2018 Student of the Month

Adrian Salazar, a student of Palo Alto College, is the recipient of a $500 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Scholarship for January 2018.  He was honored at the January 2018 Board Meeting.

The scholarship comes courtesy of the La Prensa Foundation, founded by Tino & Amelia "Millie" Duran.

Adrian faced many challenges growing up and dropped out of high school in 2001 at the age of 17. As a young adult, Adrian started his career as an electrician. While working he always dreamed of one day returning back to school to get a degree. In 2010, Adrian took the state of Texas Journeyman Electrician exam and passed earning him the title Journeyman Electrician. It was during this time he wanted more than ever to return to school to learn more about electricity. He found himself intrigued by his line of work and he yearned to understand the theory of how electricity worked. In December of 2010, Adrian earned his GED and considered enrollment in the Alamo Colleges District.

Adrian pursued his dreams to become an Electrical Engineer and enrolled at Palo Alto College through a first-time-in-college student program in 2016. Adrian became hooked on school that summer and continued on with his studies.

In Fall of 2016, Adrian joined the Society of Future Engineers (SOFE) and was elected as president. He got accepted into the first cohort of the Palo Alto College Honors Program. In Fall 2017, Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership (NSLS) and Success invited Adrian to join. Honors Club elected Adrian as president, and he also holds an officer position in NSLS. Adrian spends a lot of his time in the Honors Room helping fellow honors students. He continued promoting and answering questions from students interested in the Honors Program.

Adrian encourages other students to learn more opportunities available to them. Adrian plans to graduate from PAC in the spring of 2019. He plans on enrolling at UTSA for his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering then earning his master’s degree in electrical engineering from UT Austin. He aspires to one day get his doctorate degree from MIT. One of Adrian’s dreams is to work with NASA to help further create technology in space travel and exploration.

He would like to stay connected with Palo Alto College after graduation and mentor students. Adrian is happily married to Niomi Valdez and has a two-year-old young daughter.


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