Faculty and staff fondly remember Jose De Los Santos, CRB 18’ for his enthusiasm and charisma, traits that have served Jose well on his journey through college at Westfield State University.
Currently a junior at Westfield, double majoring in Communications and Spanish, with concentrations in Public Relations, Language, Culture and Literature, Jose noted that “the unique structure of Cristo Rey prepared me for college by empowering me with the knowledge and professional skill set needed to communicate effectively and conduct oneself at a professional level.”
When thinking back on his Corporate Work Study (CWSP) experience at Cristo Rey, working at Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Jose noted that “The CWSP program at Cristo Rey taught me the importance of punctuality and responsibility. This has been the most important thing that I have applied to my college career and everyday life. I am grateful for these experiences and would not be where I am today without them.”
A member of the inaugural Cristo Rey Boston-Cathedral Football Team, winners of the MIAA State North Sectional Championship in 2017, Jose was the first student from Cristo Rey Boston to sign a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate football and has enjoyed being a member of the Westfield State Owls. According to Jose, “Aside from being able to play the sport that I love, football at Westfield State has given me the chance to get to know people from all different walks of life and form a brotherhood with each and every one of them. Football has most definitely taught me discipline, punctuality and responsibility.”
He continued, “My experience at Cristo Rey was great, it gave me the opportunity to meet lifelong friends and faculty who I consider to be family. At the same time, it’s given me the necessary experience I needed to prepare for the real world.”