Scholar of the Week

Guillermo Villalobos      
Texas A&M University

As a 2015 HENAAC Scholar, Guillermo Villalobos received a $1,000 Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Chevron. He is currently a junior pursuing a mechanical engineering degree at Texas A&M University.

Born and raised in Corpus Christ, TX, Guillermo is a first generation college student and the second in his family to go to college. His two parents are from Jalisco, Mexico.

Guillermo is described by his faculty as someone who personifies the Aggie Spirit ofTexas A&M, and the Aggies Values of Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, and Selfless Service. .He exemplifies an extraordinary character; a willingness to accept responsibility and learn from failure; a highly developed intellect; unimpeachable moral and ethical values; a solid work ethic combined with well developed attributes of professionalism; and well above average written and oral communication skills;

Guillermo has a strong ability to work effectively under pressure and within a collaborative team environment, and he can lighten up a group and spur the creative flow when it is apparent that a creativity is lacking. To date, his academic and leadership skills have twice earned him a Regents Scholarship.

Outside of the classroom, Guillermo is a member of SHPE. In 2014 and 2015, he volunteered for the annual community service Big Event day at Texas A&M. He provided services to the elderly that included completing chores - painting a shed, cutting the grass, removing rubble, and digging a hole for sewage. He is also a member of the university’s intramural soccer team. Guillermo’s hobbies include playing classical music guitar. His extraordinary talent led to his achieving Rank 1 in Regional Guitar, while in high school.

Guillermo aspires to complete the Fundamentals in Engineering Exam in preparation to take the Professional Engineering licensing exam. His dream is a career in mechatronics and anything related to robotics. He looks to becoming a project manager and/or senior engineer in the oil and gas industry. He is particularly interested in working for Exxon, Valero, Citgo, or Sunoco.

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