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Welcome to the Fulton Schools

When you join ASU and the Fulton Schools, it’s more than academics.

Learn more about the community of support you’ll gain when you join the Fulton family.

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National Hispanic Scholars

#8

Bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics

#11

Hispanic tenure/tenured track faculty

Cindy is a junior in materials science and engineering at the Fulton Schools. Since being at ASU, she has been involved with numerous student activities, from giving tours to prospective engineering students as a Fulton Ambassador to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues as a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar.

“I have found a loving, family-like and professional environment being involved in (these groups),” she says. “I can say with certainty these organization experiences have helped me build my communication, interpersonal and professional skills to what they are today.”

Cindy Rogel Bahena

Community was a driving force during Samuel Perez’s time as a first-generation college student at ASU. He worked hard to foster a sense of community wherever he got involved. By graduation, he had become a mentor for the Be A Leader Foundation and had served as both president and treasurer of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. But Samuel’s journey to collegiate success wasn’t always easy. He recalls high school being a difficult time for him.

“I struggled to make new friends in a new environment with challenging academics,” he said.

But that changed when he gained a community of support at ASU, where he earned a 3.41
GPA, landed two internships and secured several scholarships. Today Samuel works as a product engineer at Microsoft, bringing new and innovative hardware to consumers worldwide.

Samuel Perez

Maximo “Max” Gutierrez is a first-generation junior studying biomedical engineering. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Max has become deeply involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers de ASU, which encourages students to persist and become role models in the Hispanic community.

“I feel like it’s had a positive impact on my professional development and I feel very included with the familia,” he says.

Now in his second year with SHPE, Max is exercising his passion of introducing young students to engineering through his role as the outreach director of junior chapters. He frequently speaks at middle and high schools across the Phoenix metropolitan area to help prepare the next generation of college students for their future career endeavors in STEM.

Maximo Gutierrez