NLC Student Named Student of the Month

July 25, 2017


Roberto Gonzalez was selected as the July 2017 recipient of the Alamo Colleges La Prensa Foundation Student of the Month Scholarship. He was recognized at the July 25 Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees meeting and received an award of $500 from the La Prensa Foundation founded by Millie and Tino Duran. He was recognized at the July 25 Alamo Colleges District Board meeting.

After dropping out of high school at 15 to due to family issues, Robert found it necessary to complete his high school GED and continue his education at the college level. This brought him to Northeast Lakeview College a few semesters ago. He is currently employed as a student worker in Disability Support Services where he trains students on the Kurzweil reading software, the assistance software for students needing special accommodations.

Robert is actively engaged at Northeast Lakeview College. As a member of the Civic Leadership Club, he helped to coordinate a very successful community clean-up project in unincorporated areas of northeast Bexar County and participated in several on-campus activities such as the Men’s Leadership Luncheon and the Linked-In Professional Branding Workshop. He also volunteers at local community at events like the annual Snowfest in Universal City and the “Chasing the Dragon” event that helped spread the word about the Opioid Epidemic to the local community. Roberto is studying Computer Science and holds a 3.77 GPA

Robert’s nominator says “he is reliable and an asset to the NLC campus. He often works two and three jobs to make ends meet and still completes his projects in a timely manner and remains committed to the students he supports.”

His future plans include completing the needed coursework at Northeast Lakeview College and then transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. His ultimate goal is to use his education to join the front lines in new technology development. 

Congratulations, Roberto, on this recognition.

Pictured (L to R): Dr. Yvonne Katz, Chair, Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees; Roberto Gonzalez, Northeast Lakeview College student and July 2017 Student of the Month; Representative, The La Prensa Foundation; Dr. Veronica Garcia, President, Northeast Lakeview College; and Dr. Bruce Leslie, Chancellor, Alamo Colleges District