Vicente Rodriguez is a remarkable student who transferred to Sonoma State University from Mendocino College in the Fall of 2014 and completed a business administration degree with an emphasis in finance at Sonoma State University in Spring 2016.  Ultimately, Vicente wants to utilize his education in finance to work as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service.  Vicente has always been an academically committed student and enjoys challenging himself by doing his best work in all of his classes.  Though he was raised in a home with parents who possess a limited education, his ability to self-motivate and seek guidance from those committed to helping him, resulted in graduating with honors from high school and maintaining a 3.4 GPA in college. As the first in his family to attend college, Vicente has been a positive influence on his younger brothers, one of whom just completed his first year in college.  While a student at Mendocino College, Vicente was awarded three competitive scholarships and was selected to complete an internship with the Bureau of Land Management.  Most recently, Vicente was selected to receive a Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) scholarship for the 2015.16 school year and served as a mentor for the HSF National Leadership Conference in the Summer of 2015.  Vicente thanks the College Assistance Migrant Program at Mendocino College and the Educational Opportunity Program at Sonoma State University for providing incredible support throughout his community college and University education. He has been accepted to the Master’s degree program in Security Policy Studies at The George Washington University this Fall 2016.

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