Rebecca Galicia is a single mother of five, who in spite of being a victim of abuse, will graduate May 2018 with an AAT in Liberal Arts and an AA in Psychology. Rebecca plans to transfer to CSU East Bay Fall 2018 where she will pursue a BA, and eventually, a MA in Sociology.
Rebecca describes the EOPS program as having a very positive impact on her life. "Their consistent support to find ways to help us students to achieve their academic dreams is a tremendous blessing. For example, the counseling service is extraordinary, the availability of school supplies, and a book voucher made it so that I could do my best my first year. My EOPS counselor listens patiently to my frustrations, guides and encourages me to follow the pathway outlined in my Student Educational Plan, and provides me with valuable linkages to community-based services. Last year, a daily meal ticket was added to the EOPS services: And this past semester, I was able to secure a laptop through the EOPS laptop loan program. Without the services of the EOPS program a Rd the entire staff, I am convinced that I would have had to struggle."
Rebecca is a member of the Alpha Chi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society: And she is the former president of the Kings and Queens Round Table. Throughout her sojourn at the College of Alameda, Rebecca is described by her classmates as a motivator and a cheerleader for academic excellence and success.