Geovanny Bonilla ’11 gets help from fraternity brothers to provide computers to local high school.
by Kathryn Hopper
Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Geovanny Bonilla ’11 enlisted the help of Phi Kappa Sigma to upgrade high school's computers so students can complete their college applications. (Photo by Carolyn Cruz)
As one of TCU’s Advise TX Advising Corps, Geovanny Bonilla ’11 is helping low-income, first-generation high school students navigate the college admissions process.
He saw a way he could tap his fraternity, the Beta Theta chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma, for help. As an adviser serving Fort Worth’s Polytechnic High School, he saw a dire need for upgraded computers where students could complete their college applications.
“The ones we had were older, slower and not always working,” he said.
He wanted to set aside a nice spot for the students to complete their work on newer machines and knew his fraternity brothers were always looking for a worthy cause. Thanks to their donations, the 1930s-era school now has two new computers and a router and a new College Resource Center.
“It’s been a win-win for everybody,” Bonilla says. “Students now have better access to web resources in my office, where they will continue to work on college applications, financial aid forms and scholarship applications. This ultimately is going to be a major asset in continuing to build a college-going culture here at Poly.”
Good Advice - nudges more high school students into higher education.