Graduate student from San Salvador, El Salvador
Major: Master of Science in Corporate and Professional Communication in the School of Communication in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Campus Involvement: Vice President of the La Sociedad Hispanica and Vice President of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Jorge William Chavez Ayala and his parents moved to the United States and settled in Northern Virginia when he was a child. His lifelong dream was to attend college. While Chavez began his education at a community college, he knew he wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree and needed to transfer to a four-year university. Chavez discovered Radford University’s School of Communication offered an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program that would allow him to earn both degrees in one place. It was a perfect fit.
“I believe that success comes with determination, hard work, and a little push from those that can make a positive impact and help you accomplish your goals and dreams in life,” he said, noting that Radford University faculty – along with his family and friends – gave him that ‘little push’ to succeed.
Chavez’s goal upon graduation is to pursue a career as a human resources manager.