Associate Degree Program, Truckee Meadows Community College
Enrique Llamas is a native Nevadan, and a first-generation Hispanic college student. He is currently enrolled at Truckee Meadows Community College, and will graduate in the spring of 2019 with his Associates of Science. He will then further his education at the University of Nevada-Reno to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Enrique’s passion for education in healthcare and leadership has enabled him to overcome many adversities throughout his life. He is an active participant in community service and mentorship for his hometown of Reno. Born to a Mexican-American, single mother, Enrique has taken initiative to be the role model of his home, as he has received numerous honorable mentions, taken part in a Health Science Academy, experienced internships, and many more. Enrique has been the first person to graduate with a high school diploma, and will be the first to receive a college degree. Being the student he is, Enrique wants to make a difference for his peers and specifically men of color. Enrique participates in the Men of Color Mentorship program at Truckee Meadows Community College, as a mentor to high school students. By doing this, he hopes to create statistical change within the men of color in his community, in hopes of brighter futures and empowering future leaders from his community. Enrique’s primary goal is to become a travel nurse and aid those in underdeveloped countries, and to start a nonprofit organization.