Parents inspired grad’s path to business degree

Yazmin Montes

Yazmin Montes is a first-generation college student who moved to Texas from Mexico when her mother became ill with cancer. 

After the birth of her second child, she decided to attend college. 

Yazmin decided to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree because she has worked in a business environment dating back to the days she was in Mexico, where her parents were business owners. 

Yazmin chose TWU because it was close to home and had the look and feel of a private university with the affordability of a state institution.

Yazmin, for whom English is her second language, routinely got up at 4 a.m. to study and on weekends to juggle the responsibilities of college and child-rearing.

Yazmin attended TWU with scholarships and grants and credits support from the Campus Alliance for Resource Education (CARE) program in helping her pursue her dream. 

After graduation, Yazmin will look for a job to put her knowledge and skills to use while volunteering at her daughter’s school. She believes this degree will open the door to job opportunities, and she is pushing to become an expert in her field. 

At 43-years-old, Yazmin says it is never too late to pursue a degree.

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