Geraldo Reyes & Alberto Gutierrez

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SJSU had such an impact on me that I know 20, 30, even 50 years from now I will still be giving back so future students can have similar life-changing experiences.

-Alberto Gutierrez, ’08 ’13
MA Communication Studies

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Hi, we’re undergraduate student Geraldo Reyes, ’16 Civil Engineering, and alumnus Alberto Gutierrez, ’08, ’13 MA Communication Studies. It’s a great feeling to give back to this outstanding university. Giving back is a way of saying “thank you” to your college for laying the foundation for your successful career. We’re writing to urge you to make your gift to your college today, so that you can impact the lives of current students in your college by helping to lay solid foundations for their careers.

Laying the foundations for society is what Geraldo looks forward to doing with his future degree and career in civil engineering. His goal is to take what he learns at SJSU and use it to help build sound structures that benefit society. Thanks to his mother, who pushed him to do well in school so he could have a better future, and his Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) mentor, Alberto, Geraldo is well on his way to achieving his goal.

As a first-generation college student, Alberto’s goals didn’t include a master’s degree until his mentor, EOP Director Debra Griffith, taught him to believe in himself and his ability to achieve. Now, thanks to lots of hard work and support, he is considering pursuing a PhD!

Your college’s professors and staff members believed in you and helped you to achieve your degree. You are where you are today because of hard work and your SJSU degree. We are asking you to please help current students achieve their goals by giving back to your college.

When you give to your college, you are investing in your college and its students. You are enabling students to take advantage of programs, services and enrichment opportunities that help them on their path to becoming accomplished San José State alumni like you.

Please give to your college today.

Thank you,

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Geraldo Reyes, ’16 Civil Engineering

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Alberto Gutierrez, ’08, ’13 MA Communication Studies

P.S. You value your outstanding education and the horizons it opened up for you. Impact the lives of SJSU students by helping to make this happen for them. Please make your gift today.