Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Maria Guadalupe Trejo.
Hometown: Hidalgo, Mexico.
Residence: Warner Robins.
High School: Warner Robins High School, where she participated in the Spanish Club.
Family: “My dad, Hermenegildo Trejo (who has always pushed me to be my best), mom, Maria C. Trejo (who frequently reminds me to do things right or just not do them at all), and my sister (my best friend), Carmen Trejo.”
Current Employment: Library assistant at Nola Brantley Memorial Library in Warner Robins.
Degree: Graduated in May 2008 with a bachelor of science in health services administration.
Macon State Activities: Member of the Health Services Administration Association and the Honors Society; was named to the President’s List every semester; named Academic Recognition Day Scholar; and received an award from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Career Goals: “I would love to be an administrator at a nursing home or a hospital. I love people, especially elderly people. They are individuals with so much experience. I believe that they should always be respected, loved and be taken care of. Besides, I just think they are so cute. I love seeing older couples holding hands at stores. I would like to make a difference on the lives of individuals at the institution at which I would work.”
She chose Macon State College because … “It was one of the few local (public) colleges that offered bachelor’s degrees. I did not know what I would study, but I knew that I wanted to get a four-year degree. I also wanted to stay local because I was so not ready to move away from my parents.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “Its wonderful instructors. I was so scared of ‘college.’ I thought it was going to be horrible, but it turned out to be okay and I owe part of that ‘okay’ to my instructors. They were always there, willing to help in any way they could.”
Her favorite professor during spring semester 2008 was … “Bill Hervey. He is just awesome! I took an integrative issues class with him. He challenges you on the assignments, but he always helps you when you are confused. He makes classes fun by just being a happy person and by giving examples of real-life situations. If there were an award for the coolest instructor at Macon State, I would definitely give it to him. Thank you for everything, Mr. Hervey!”
Her favorite place to study is … “The kitchen table, when nobody is home. When my parents are at home, it would have to be my room.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “My family got our house from Habitat for Humanity. Although it is not the most elegant house, I love it because I helped build it.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I am such a crybaby.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Mother Teresa, because I would like to experience what it is like to be around a person who is unselfish, humble, caring and completely devoted to God.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “In my career, an administrator at a nursing home or hospital providing the best care my institution can offer. In my personal life, married with one child, and visiting my parents as often as I can.”