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Rolando Jacob Cabrera

Holland, Michigan, United States

Exercise Science

Why did you choose to attend Grand Valley?
I'm a Marine Corps veteran and I looked at a lot of different schools when I came back from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Grand Valley is a really good school that is convenient for me to live where I live and attend here. While I was in the infantry in the Marines I saw a lot of people get hurt and hope to get into the physical therapy program to help people like them get well.

What do you like best about Grand Valley?
I like that it's centered on strong principles and offers an all-around education. It's important to be a well-rounded person.

How have you benefited from Grand Valley's liberal education foundation?
I've learned a lot in my General Education classes. I feel like I can contribute more depth to almost any conversation I have now. I haven't been here long, but I've learned a lot.

How will Grand Valley help you meet your future goals?
Grand Valley has a great name in the physical therapy field which will really help me complete my goal of becoming a successful physical therapist.

How has Grand Valley's faculty made a difference in your college experience?
The faculty is great. They're all very helpful and really know their stuff. I feel very confident in their abilities. They're very approachable and able and eager to answer questions or help me in any way they can.

What advice would you give to prospective students?
Put studying before most anything. Study hard and study great.

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