UTSA prepares graduate Gonzalo Hernandez III to fight cyberattacks
In the Fall 2021, Gonzalo Hernandez III nominated his parents Gonzalo Jr and Mary Hernandez for the UTSA Family of the Year Award. His family was celebrated with this honor during UTSA Family Weekend. The Family Assocation is proud to see Gonzalo recognized in this spotlighted UTSA Today story. Here is an excerpt and a link to the full article.
Gonzalo Hernandez III is a determined young man, and it’s evident in his journey at UTSA. Earning two Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, one in cybersecurity and one in information systems, the spring 2022 graduate dreams big, is extremely motivated and is just getting started at fulfilling his dreams.
Hernandez was born in San Antonio and raised in Brownsville, Texas. He was eager to follow in his parents’ footsteps—first-generation college students who met and received their degrees at UTSA—and create his own path at the university.
“I felt cherished here,” Hernandez said. “Not only as a Hispanic student but also as a minority, things are not necessarily tailored toward you. But at UTSA, they did an amazing job in making sure all students have a great and diversified experience.”
UTSA is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) that is taking bold steps to become a Hispanic thriving institution—a model HSI that advances social mobility and economic opportunities for Latino students.
Before Hernandez arrived on campus, he enrolled in several dual credit classes in high school, earning 37 college credits. After looking into the UTSA cybersecurity program, he was intrigued by how well planned it was and saw the opportunity to double major in cybersecurity and information systems. Although he was accepted to several Texas universities, Hernandez chose UTSA because it felt like home.