Jamie Romero, a 1993 graduate of Centauri High School and four year participant in Upward Bound at Adams State College, graduated from Colorado State University in August of 1997 with a degree in Computer Science. He works for Hewlett Packard in Loveland, Colorado.
Romero has many positive memories statements about how the Upward Bound program helped him succeed in college. Jamie feels that the Upward Bound summer math classes and ACT workshop gave him an edge fellow students did not have. Another aspect of the Upward Bound program that was beneficial to Romero was to have a chance to experience dorm life. He said when he arrived in the dorms at Ft. Collins he already knew what to expect. Romero has some advice for students in the program now. "Take advantage of the opportunities the program offers; these opportunities will benefit you in the long run."