Brandon Evans

Ed & Gwen Regalia Scholar (2013) Mr. Evans grew up in Richmond amid violence, drugs and poverty under the guidance of his mother and grandmother, who ran day care centers. He graduated from high school without orientation or direction but […]

Jose Martinez

Ed and Gwen Regalia Scholar (2012) A biology major, Mr. Martinez attends DVC and aspires to become a medical doctor.  He learned his hard work ethic while assisting his father in landscaping, painting and masonry work.  He is described as […]

Michael Lashore

Ed & Gwen Regalia Scholar (2011) Mr. Lashore is a pre-engineering student at LMC.  He is the son of Nigerian parents who have endured homelessness and family hardships. Through it all he counts himself lucky to be an American and […]

Rodney Horne

Ed & Gwen Regalia Scholar Rodney, a single father, began pursuing higher education after witnessing the effects of violence, drugs, and crime on his community. At Contra Costa College he works as a Student Ambassador, is a member of the […]

Hugo Torres

Ed and Gwen Regalia Scholar Hugo is earning a degree in administration of justice at LMC. Next year, he will transfer to a CSU or ASU to study criminal justice so that he can pursue a career in law enforcement. […]