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Edgar Gonzalez Balcarcel

Edgar Gonzalez Balcarcel came to Chicago from Guatemala in 2007 without knowing English. He found Wilbur Wright College, and the…

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Lisa Slater

Truman College Veterans Services Specialist Lisa Slater found a sense of community as a military police officer. She now is…

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Tanya de Chavez

Before starting her higher education journey at Malcolm X College, Tanya de Chavez’s biggest hurdle was overcoming her own fear…

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Destinee Miguest

Public service work is in Clinical Director of Daley College’s Wellness Center Destinee Miguest’s blood.

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Marcus Williams El

Veterans Services Specialist Marcus Williams El is a proud Harold Washington College alumnus and a U.S. Army veteran with years…

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Jeff Min

As an academic advisor at Kennedy-King College, Jeff Min helps students realize their college and career goals.

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David Lopez

Civil engineering student, Student Government Association president, Creative Arts Club founder, 2023 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate, and now,…

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Aljtrin Ademovski

Originally from Macedonia, Aljtrin Ademovski came to Wright College with the goal of learning English.

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Dr. Ryan Manow

Dr. Ryan Manow, a microbiology instructor at Malcolm X College, discovered his passion for the subject while he was a…

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Dr. Jeffery Dillard

Olive-Harvey College Criminal Justice Instructor Dr. Jeffery Dillard's favorite part about his job is interacting with his students.

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