Name: Alondra Trujillo
Hometown: Oak Creek
Course of Study: Nursing
Why did you choose Alverno?
I chose Alverno because they give many opportunities for women to show leadership. We also have small class sizes, and the professors are more personable, tending to answer questions within 24 hours of contacting them.
How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
It has allowed me to focus my attention on my studies and not have to worry as much about how I am going to pay my tuition out of pocket. I didn’t want to take over $40,000 in loans, so that I can stay in college.
What will a college degree mean to you?
It would mean the world. I would be able to do what I am really passionate about and that is helping others when they are in dire need. I would be the first in the family to receive a college education, and that means so much to me.
Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect?
I learned that life is not an easy road, but there are support groups that can help you along the way. It takes so much to know the ins and outs of the financial part of college, and I am glad that there are people to help me.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to work at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or another hospital that has capabilities to treat children. I then plan to return for my master’s in family nurse practice.