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Mario Bautista: Student from four-year now at community college


Mario Bautista makes the unusual transition from a four-year college to City College a humbling experience. Phoenix Kanada | Photo Editor | [email protected]

Mario Bautista: Student from four-year now at community college

Antonio Rodriguez

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His positivity is contagious and scares away negative vibes. Though Mario Bautista has transferred colleges twice since graduating high school in 2016, nothing has discouraged him. He continues to fight through the hardships that he has faced along the way, using his resources and the support provided by family.

Bautista, 20, is a Sacramento native who has returned to his hometown to attend City College after a short time spent at CSU, East Bay. Now, not too long after arriving at City College, he is already planning on heading to CSU, Sacramento. Moving from Sacramento to Hayward and back again has taken a lot of effort, but there is no regret because he knows his end goal. His hopes to earn a business administration degrees keep him motivated to continue in college. Things have gotten difficult, he says, but the support around him makes everything seem obtainable.

Bautista does not see the journey of his educational path as a chore, but more of a blessing. He thinks his education is a reward for his hard work, so he makes the best of it. Going to a four-year college out of high school and then ending up at a community college was a transition he did not expect. He has continued to stay persistent and excited about school. The scenery has changed, but his goals and positive mindset remain intact.

“I’m thankful for the difficult times I’ve faced. It’s all toward my higher education,” Bautista says with a smile.

Moving to CSU, East Bay, Bautista did not expect to return to college in Sacramento, but he handled the unexpected. Moving back, he had to find an apartment, which he says was stressful. But having his own place in his hometown is a feeling he says he has missed. His plate has been full since he moved back, but you will never hear Bautista complain. Shortly after getting back to Sacramento and beginning at City College, he was eligible for transfer and accepted into Sacramento State.

Bautista’s effort in academics is not the only thing that makes him stand out. He is positive and wears his emotions on his sleeves. People who know him say he is always there when you need him and that he’s a great friend.
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“It could be during Bautista’s busiest week and he will make time for who is important to him,” says his friend Juan Flores.

Bautista hopes to get his finances arranged so he is ready for the big transfer ahead. He will be making sure his FAFSA application is done early to ensure a smoother transition. This past semester he had issues with his financial aid coming in time. Bautista had to pick up another part-time job apart from his full-time position at Red Lobster.

“Mario is helping before you can even ask. He’s everybody’s friend,” says Bautista’s sister Mari Bautista.

When Bautista isn’t busy with school or working, he is playing basketball at the local gym. He uses basketball as a way to unwind and shake any slump he’s in. Basketball at the gym is something he is able to do at his own leisure. He catches himself at the gym for hours at a time before he has to get back to focus.

“When I’m balling I just forget about whatever is on my mind good or bad. I use it to disconnect,” Bautista says.

Bautista thinks his community college experience is different compared to other people’s because he backtracked a little. But he believes it is something he can learn from. He encourages others to continue their pursuit toward the goals they are trying to achieve.

“Minor setback for a major comeback,” Bautista says, laughing.


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