ISF Student / Miguel N.
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Attending school: Texas Tech
Miguel stands out as a very mature, driven and goal-oriented young man. He believes that success in the professional world is meaningless if one is not a righteous person. Miguel is determined to succeed in the true sense of the word. “He is known to go out of his way to help others, is empathetic and has great strength of character” say those who work with him.
At the age of six, following his parents’ divorce, Miguel accompanied his mother to the United States from Mexico. Miguel never saw his father again. His mother was very abusive and concerned neighbors and friends involved CPS. He was moved back and forth between shelters and transitional living facilities until being introduced to SCAN, a transitional living facility in Laredo, Texas.
Miguel is presently a graduate at Texas Tech, majoring in Psychology and plans to apply for the PhD program in forensic psychology or counseling. He believes knowledge should be acquired throughout one’s lifetime.
His achievements are impressive:
Awarded President’s list for his 4.0 GPA, hired as a Research Assistant in the Correction and Criminal Psychology Department, member of the Hispanic Scholarship fund, Honor Society member Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta, Miguel also volunteers with the Lubbock Transition Center and serves as a foster youth spokesperson.