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Hmna. Socorro Julia Fernandez

Socorro is an important pilar in the college community of the Sacred Heart University. She has dedicated her life to seek financial aid so that talented students with limited resources may have access to a quality college education. Today she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kinesis Foundation, helping our island’s youth.

Socorro is a devout catholic, and as such she is dedicated to helping, loving and being of service to others, in accordance with the teachings of the Bible: “Love each other as I have loved you.” (John 15:12).

At the age of 18, Sister Socorro heard the divine call to become an instrument of God, though she is certain that she was destined for this life the moment her mother chose her name. And this she has shown throughout her life and through her passion for education and her genuine commitment to the youth of Puerto Rico.

It would be impossible to count the number of students that her work at Sacred Heart University (until June of 2018) has touched, and throughout her religious life. Some by chance, and others who have seen her as a refuge, with whom she still maintains a close relationship. Raymond Arrieta, Otto Openheimer, Luis Guardiola, Frankie Bracero, and the late Keylla Hernández, are just some of them.

years of service

millions granted in Scholarships since 2004

Students helped

million granted in Scholarships in 2020-21

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