November 29, 2010

Marymount Alumnus Gives Keynote Address

Marymount alumnus Christian Alvarado gave an inspiring keynote address to the more than 400 guests attending The Fulfillment Fund’s Stars 2010 benefit gala in October at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Fulfillment’s Fund’s mission is to help economically disadvantaged students graduate from high school, earn a college-degree and become productive members of society. To achieve this, the Fund works with students in under-resourced Los Angeles high schools and then provides financial aid and continued mentoring throughout the college years. Christian was the first Fulfillment Fund student enrolled at Marymount. Today, many students from the Fulfillment Fund are attending classes and are pursuing both two-year and four-year degrees at the College.

Christian has faced many challenges in his life, including blindness, poverty, losing his brother to murder and overcoming academic roadblocks. With the help of the Fulfillment Fund, his mentor and Marymount College, he has excelled and will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Cruz in the spring of 2011. Next, Christian plans to attend graduate school and is considering a career in school administration.

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