Friday, May 24, 2024

Keiser University Grad Celebrated for His Contributions to His Community During Hispanic Heritage Month

When people meet Jorge Matamoros, he greets them with a smile and a handshake. Matamoros came to the U.S. and made it his home. However, it’s his native Costa Rica that has his heart.

“It’s kind of, um, bittersweet. For lack of better words, When I visit, it’s always like my heart stays. Part of it stays,” he expressed.

Matamoros grew up in San José, Costa Rica. He came to the United States at 18 to work and stayed for good.

There is a sense of community that we don’t always feel in the United States but that he has brought from Costa Rica.

Besides his job as a fitness director at Around the Clock Fitness in Southwest Florida, he often volunteers for a prison ministry, a rehab center, and a program that helps the homeless.

He spends most of his time giving back to his community through Ocean Church in Estero.

Matamoros isn’t perfect, and he has struggled too. But he believes in being there for people the way people have been for him.

“I believe that we are all together in this world. We were never intended to go through life alone. It’s giving back to the people that at some point, when you struggle, they have been there for you,”

Jorge graduated from Keiser University as Valedictorian with a major in sports medicine and fitness technology. During his time at Keiser, he received the prestigious President’s Award.