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Joelvito Villaluz '13

Recipient: Mildred and John Frey/Paul Hershey Endowed Scholarship

Major

Civil Engineering

Involvement

Joelvito has earned a spot on the Dean’s List each of his four semesters at UNH. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society, and the UNH chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Hope for the future

“My future plans go beyond obtaining a bachelor’s degree. I plan to pursue graduate studies in structural engineering with an emphasis on bridge design. Structural surveys conducted in previous years have confirmed that the majority of current bridges need to be modified or replaced. As a result, there will be a demand for professionals who have an expertise in bridge design.”

Why he is grateful

“I have been a Connecticut resident since my family came to the United States from the Philippines seven years ago. Because we have not been in the U.S. that long, my family has not been able to set aside enough money to pay for a college education. Despite these financial shortcomings, I plan to persevere to earn my college degree. This financial support will greatly help me realize my goals.”