Yadira Gurrola has been named the Chadron State College Project Strive/TRiO program March 2014 Strive Student of the Month.
Gurrola of Scottsbluff, Neb., is currently a sophomore majoring in social work.
“It is such a fitting major for this driven, compassionate young woman. She will continue to make a huge impact in any community where she chooses to gain employment,” said Lisa Curtis, Project Strive/TRiO retention specialist.
Gurrola's current accomplishments and activities include ACT Foundation Council Member, Upward Bound Summer Team Leader, CSC resident advisor for fall 2014, dean’s list, and social work club.
“Yadira is a prime example of what Project Strive students strive to be. She is very passionate in everything she does. She manages to juggle an active social life, family, school, and work with a constant smile on her face,” Curtis said.
The Project Strive/TRiO Student of the Month award recognizes outstanding students who are members of the organization. Each month, a participating student is selected for the award based upon her or his work in Project Strive/TRiO and other activities on campus or in the community.
Award winners will receive a plaque from Project Strive and have their photo placed in the “Project Strive/TRiO 2013-14 Student of the Month” Achievement Recognition board located in the Strive Learning Center themed The Essence of Success.
The board displays the following quote: “Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth’s beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves.”
—CSC Information Services