Fred Fuentes

Fred Fuentes

The first in his family to graduate from high school, Fred is no stranger to confronting challenges and turning them into opportunities for excellence. When the U.S. Army offered Fred a chance to begin his educational dreams while traveling, developing leadership skills and serving his country, he jumped at the chance.

Fuentes’ transition into civilian life was made easier thanks to the community he found on campus at A&M-Commerce that respected both his military service and his academic endeavors.

 “One of the most unique aspects of the program is that all of the professors are current or past leaders of their respective fields, and yet remain committed to guiding graduate students from the classroom into the professional world.”

For Fuentes, the opportunities, scholarships, personal attention from faculty, and professional enrichment he has been afforded as a student at A&M-Commerce have been the difference maker that’s turned his goals into achievable outcomes.

Fred Fuentes“If you would have asked me 10 years ago about my future goals, I could not have imagined being in a position to attain my doctoral degree,” Fuentes said. “I remain amazed by the opportunities that this university has provided me.”