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Wayne Gonzales ’11

Criminal Justice

Meet Wayne, a UTSA Alumnus and Vice President at a leading financial firm.

When Wayne Gonzales ’11 rang the closing bell with his company at the NASDAQ Marketsite on Wall Street in New York City, he knew it was a moment that confirmed the long days, hard work and sacrifices he had made since his time being raised in a single parent home. He reflects that this will one day be a story he shares with grandchildren every time they come to visit.

Wayne had risen from a first-generation college student with many challenges to joining USIO, a top financial firm where as a vice president he uses his UTSA criminal justice degree to sniff out fraud in the financial industry.

UTSA taught Wayne valuable skills both in and out of the classroom that helped him after graduation.

“UTSA taught me leadership, how to learn from failure, and the importance of giving back."
Wayne Gonzales

He hopes to inspire the underserved Hispanic students in San Antonio with his hard work and success.

He advises future Roadrunners to know their worth, find a major they’re passionate about, and to work hard. “Your discipline, work ethic, and sacrifice will be worth it in the end.” Read the full story.

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