Mariana Cantu

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Mariana, a native of Mexico and mother of four, came to A&M-Commerce to pursue a career in bilingual education, something that wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for a group of alumni who took the time to teach her English.

“Wow, my life has changed so much after coming to A&M-Commerce,” she said. “I have grown as a person, as a woman, as a mom, and as a citizen. I am really glad I decided to get involved with university life.”  

A Stars on the Rise scholarship recipient, Mariana is excited to work in elementary education helping to bridge the gap between Hispanic families and American schools. She also hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Spanish so she can teach and share her knowledge with others.

When she’s not in class, Mariana enjoys volunteering with the Office of Hispanic Outreach and unwinding at the Morris Recreation Center.

“The university staff has been so helpful with studying, scholarships and showing me opportunities to get involved,” she said. “I really love being an A&M-Commerce student.”

Mariana Cantu