Uprooting your life to move to another country is imaginably difficult for a 17-year-old from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and yet, for Victor Acosta, a University of Central Oklahoma alumnus, this became his reality.
On his 17th birthday, Acosta moved from Mexico to the United States with his family, in the hope of finding a better life. But as he began looking for universities, after graduating from Santa Fe South Charter High School in Oklahoma City, he quickly realized the hard path he had ahead of him. Acosta was not eligible for financial aid or state help, so paying for college would fall solely on his shoulders. . . .