Alberto Sifuentes

Program Assistant
Northeastern University
Regional Interpreter Education Center
2007 Recipient


Alberto feels proud that he went to college because he is the only person in his family to do this. He worked with a vocational rehabilitation counselor who helped him learn about different colleges and how to apply. After graduating from high school, he went to NTID where he studied Computer Graphics, and now he works and takes classes at Northeastern University.


Alberto moved from Mexico to Texas when he was eight years old and that’s when he started school and began to learn English.  Although he has struggled with English, he accepts the challenge to continue to practice and improve his skill. 

Advice to Horace Mann Students

“When people tell you that you can’t do something, don’t listen to them.  Trust that you can do it, practice what you struggle with, and then you will be successful.”

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