“When it came around the time when I had to start thinking about college, I knew I was not ready to leave home just yet. I am a family man, and I was not ready to live on my own and be away from my family for that long,” said the South Bend, Indiana, native. “I also knew I wanted to stick to a smaller school, since growing up I attended Catholic private school, all of which were on the smaller scale.”
Visiting the Holy Cross College campus with his family was a perfect opportunity to find all the things he was looking for in a college experience.
“On my first visit I had with my parents, not only did I fall in love with the campus, and the various opportunities it held for me, but so did my parents. They found a sense of comfort and support where they knew their kid would grow and prosper,” notes Garcilazo. “Holy Cross College was familiar to me, and everyone here is so nice and friendly. It is hard to accept this campus as anything less than a family. Everyone shows deep support towards your future, and you can see that throughout both the faculty and the staff who always ensure you are being taken care of and learning the material to the best of your ability.”
After getting his bachelor’s degree, he wants to continue his education and get a Doctor of Psychology with the goal of becoming a therapist after graduate school. “I want to be able to help cure mental illness, one patient at a time,” said Garcilazo.