ALAMOSA – Completing his Adams State U n i v e r s i t y B a c h e l o r o f Arts in Human P e r f o r m a n c e and Physical Education for K12 education, Presley Garcia has set an example for his younger siblings and cousins. A Monte Vista High School graduate and now first-generation college graduate, Garcia said Adams State was a perfect fit.
“It was close to home, affordable, and offers a high quality education. My professors and advisors helped ensure my success by loaning a helping hand and constantly checking in on me.” He plans to pursue a master’s degree in education and eventually become a principal.
“I want to have a positive impact on the youth by providing countless opportunities for them.” Garcia graduated in four years with less than $5000 in student loan d e b t , p a r t l y due to the Grizzlies Partners Scholarship as well as scholarships from MVHS.
“I have become a better, more reliable p e r s o n f r o m m y t i m e a t Adams State,” Garcia said. “I have grown up and matured both intellectually and personally, in the four years I have spent in Adams. I would not be the person I am today without t h e m e n t o r s a n d f r i e n d s I have come across along the way.”