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"I have to seize this life that my parents worked hard to give me. I have to make sure that I succeed on my own volition."
Raymund Flandez had not seen his friends and relatives in the Philippines since he was 14 years old, the summer before his freshman year of high school. When he and his family returned there for a visit, Raymund had no idea the visit with his friends and cousins would have a lasting impact on his life. "Their eyes were hungry to have a chance to live in this land, to have a great education," Raymund observed. Upon returning to New Jersey, he realized he had to do more with his life.
Raymund worked hard in high school and was accepted to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2000. As a journalism major, Raymund wrote for two campus newspapers, the Diamondback and The Public Asian, for which he serves as editor in chief. Raymund was responsible for overhauling the design and content of The Public Asian to better serve his readers about issues concerning Asian Pacific Americans. This summer he interned at the Tennessean in Nashville as a business reporter. He also writes for Capital News Service, the wire service run by the university's journalism college in Annapolis, MD.
Raymund plans to earn his bachelor's degree in May 2004 and to land a job as a reporter at a major newspaper.
Grand Canyon University
Undergraduate Transfer Scholar