Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Gonzalezes start scholarship at Pitt-Bradford

Pictured here are, from left, Dr. Gonzalez; Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford; Dr. Shabir Bhayani; Andrea Gonzalez; and Daniel Gonzalez.
BRADFORD, Pa. -- University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Advisory Board member Andrea Gonzalez and her husband, Dr. Luis Gonzalez, have started a new scholarship for a student who demonstrates financial need.
The Gonzalezes have been part of the Bradford community since 1996, when Luis Gonzalez opened his surgery practice. He is now chief of surgery at Bradford Regional Medical Center, while Andrea Gonzalez left her own counseling career to become the business manager for the medical practice. She is also involved with Relay for Life and St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.
Last year, the couple took a trip to Peru to serve as part of a Christian medical mission team. Andrea Gonzalez said they returned home feeling more grateful than ever for what they have. Having thought a while about starting a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford, they felt it was important to make the commitment.
 “The community has given so much to us,” she said, adding that she knew the scholarship would be put to good use. “So many people need scholarships. So many kids don’t have the opportunity to go to college.”
The Gonzalezes have put two sons through college themselves. Their son Carlos is currently an account director with Complex Media in New York, and their son Daniel is in medical school.
Andrea Gonzalez said the couple plans to keep contributing to the scholarship each year until they retire.
To find out more about starting a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford, contact Jill Ballard, executive director of Institutional Advancement at 814-362-5091 or