Elisa Galvan, with her mother, Maricela Alva, discusses the speech she is about to give at The President's Ball gala fundraiser.
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Elisa Galvan stands a little over five feet, but her speech on Saturday night to some of Harper College's biggest supporters loomed large. The Hoffman Estates native won one of the college's major scholarships, the Motorola Solutions Foundation Award for Excellence. "I am so fortunate to be given this opportunity," said Galvan, whose parents came to this country from Mexico 11 years ago.