fbpx

Save Essential News!

Donate Today!

Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

Pasadena Student Wins Annual Dream Award Scholarship

ALHAMBRA, Calif., December 5, 2012 – Pasadena resident and Everest College–Alhambra graduate, Wendy Bonilla, has won the school’s 2012 Dream Award, which acknowledges one alumnus for overcoming extraordinary challenges and demonstrating exemplary leadership.

Bonilla didn’t always know what she wanted to do with her life.  Confused about her career options after graduating high school, Bonilla enrolled in Everest College to pursue a vocation in medical assisting, where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA and as editor of the college’s newsletter.    

“Wendy has touched the lives of so many students and faculty by being the person she is and the person she has become,” said Trung Tran, president, Everest College-Alhambra.  “She came to Everest very confused and unsure of her career path.  She graduated with a perfect grade point average in our medical assistant diploma program.  Wendy is a great example of how students can not only find their career paths at Everest College, but themselves as well.”

Bonilla admits she did not want to attend traditional college and was looking for a fast-track career with growth opportunities.  She soon learned of Everest College’s Medical Assistant Diploma Program, which provided a balanced curriculum of practical and academic learning to enable her to enter the workforce quickly and properly trained. 

“I was so unsure of my career path.  I didn’t know if I was going to school for my parents or for myself,” said Bonilla.  “Everest sat down with me and helped me find the right career path.  I quickly got involved, joined the ambassador program, and became a mentor and editor of the school’s newsletter.  I learned so much at Everest and feel very confident about my career in medical assisting.”   

Bonilla currently works as a medical assistant for a family medical practice in Pasadena.  As a Dream Award winner, she will receive a $2,500 Everest College scholarship to pursue an advanced program in her field of study.

Thank you for reading our story! Alhambra Source is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our newsroom reports fact-based quality journalism that educates, informs and engages our diverse communities - with no paywall. Support our mission and donate today!

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply

Do you have a question you would like to ask Alhambra candidates?

Ask your Alhambra City Council OR your Alhambra Unified School Board Candidates a question ahead of the 2020 elections!