How DACA Champion Hector Balderas and First-Generation Achievers Beat the Odds

Five alumni of TRIO programs were recognized at COE's annual Educational Opportunity Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 14. They were — Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General, Upward Bound and Student Support Services, New Mexico Highlands University; Timothy Granfield, Director/AVP, Strategy, Planning & Operations, Corporate Finance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Upward Bound, University of New Hampshire; Tamara P. Nash, Special Assistant United States Attorney, State of South Dakota, Talent Search and Student Support Services, Wayne State College; David Perez Jimenez, Assistant Research Scientist and Associate Director, Institute for Psychological Research, University of Puerto Rico, Student Support Services, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras; and Simon K. Shannon, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 3M Company, McNair Scholars Program, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


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