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Faces in Focus

Staff report

Kevin Clifford/Nevada Appeal Melquiades Rosas, left, shows Teri Zutter, director of adult basic education of Western Nevada Community College, how the radio system on the semi-truck works while driving on Highway 395 on Friday.

Melquiades Rosas, 33, was born in Veracruz, Mexico in 1974. Rosas attended school in Mexico, but only through the second grade.

In September 2001, Rosas enrolled in the English-as-a-second-language program at Western Nevada Community College.

Rosas continued his education at WNCC’s ESL program for five years and finished the program in 2006.

Rosas is now a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. and has traveled most of the Western states.

He brought his truck by the college Friday to show his instructors.