Meet the 2012 Awardees
San José State University
Trustee William Hauck Scholar
From the time Erin Enguero was diagnosed with a bilateral genetic hearing loss, she had learned how to transform her social insecurities into positive energy which led to success in the classroom and involvement in student activities. In spring 2011, Erin shared her story with the Fremont Unified School Board and was twice awarded the Sertoma Scholarship for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Erin then successfully lobbied for support from the Department of Rehabilitation for the proper assistive hearing device to help her pursue a college education.
As a first year kinesiology major at San Josť State University, Erin has been active in the departmentís activities and its five campus clubs. She now serves as co-treasurer for the Pre-Physical Therapy Club. Erin has a 4.0 GPA and is currently working at the SJSU Student Health Center as a physical therapy aide to gain valuable insight and experience for graduate school.
Erin looks forward to earning a doctorate in physical therapy. She also hopes to write a book about her hearing impaired adventures.