ALHAMBRA, Calif. – Mar. 24, 2014 – Roy Flores, a recent graduate of Everest College-Alhambra, has been selected as the college’s 2013 Dream Award winner. The Dream Award acknowledges one alumnus for overcoming extraordinary challenges and demonstrating exemplary leadership.
The award honors Flores for completing his post-secondary education while overcoming extraordinary challenges, including a difficult relocation to Southern California and the challenges associated with caring for his aging parents. Inspired by the healthcare professionals who helped care for his parents, Flores was motivated to directly help others as well. He soon learned of Everest College’s Medical Assistant Diploma Program, which provided a balanced curriculum of practical and academic learning to enable him to enter the workforce quickly and properly trained.
Balancing work, school, and his volunteer activities, Flores, who earned a diploma after completing the medical assistant program at Alhambra, excelled as an Everest student, even becoming a class president, where he was better poised to help others and further his own education.
As a Dream Award winner, Flores will receive a $2,500 Everest College scholarship to pursue an advanced program in his field of study. “It is an honor to be selected as the Dream Award recipient,” said Flores. “The award will not only be a financial help to me but will also assist me as I work toward pursuing an advanced medical assisting program.”