Valencia Grad Angel Sanchez Continues to Break Barriers

From prison to honors college, Valencia College graduate Angel Sanchez has worked his way through challenging moments in his life to reach a level of academic success during his time at Valencia and continues to do so today as he pursues a law degree. Now, five years after graduating from Valencia College at the top of his class, Angel is in his final year at the University of Miami School of Law, and he continues to be both an uncommon scholar and a vocal advocate for incarcerated teens and adults and the rights of formerly incarcerated people (whom he calls “returning citizens”) as they reintegrate into society.

This month, he will be featured in Univision’s “Segunda Oportunidad – A Second Chance” series, which highlights Latinx people impacted by the criminal justice system. The feature will appear in Spanish on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. on el Notciero Univision and in English on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 12 p.m. on Unews.

To read more about Angel’s story and an update on his challenges and successes after graduating from Valencia, visit the Valencia College News site.

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  • Karen Murray said:

    After learning about Angel at an Academic Assembly, I was so impressed that I invited him to speak in my classes, which he did, leaving an unforgettable impression on my students and me. He continues to inspire me.

    PMWed, 08 Jan 2020 15:22:19 +0000Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:22:19 +0000pm20,3:22 pm

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