Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Daniel Cruz

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  Major: Border Security Studies
Parents: Henry & Gloria Cruz
Siblings: Alan Cruz / Anias Venegas
Hometown: Ozona, TX
High School: Ozona High School
Attending: San Angelo Campus
Daniel Cruz

Daniel's Thoughts on Howard College

Why Howard College?
I had just returned from my military service and staying close to home (Ozona) was the main reason.

Why Border Security Studies?
The wide variety of jobs my degree offers as well as the action it provides helped me decide.

Career Goals
I plan on transferring to Angelo State University pursuing my Bachelor’s in Border Security Studies and hopefully get a great, stable job after I receive my Bachelor’s.

Favorite Professor
Mr. Larry Logsdon – he is very knowledgeable and has a great teaching style that made me very comfortable and confident. (Speech class)

My Awards / Honors

  • President’s List
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Army Achievement
  • Army Commendation
  • Army Good Conduct
  • Global War On Terrorism
  • Iraq Campaign
  • Army Service
  • Army Overseas Service
  • Army NCO Professional Development
  • National Defense Service

My Clubs / Organizations

  • Student Government Association – President
  • Howard College Associate of Veteran’s - Vice President
  • Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TJCSGA) – Host School Representative

Best Studying Advice
Take advantage of your free time wisely and build a strong work ethic regardless of who is watching, because ultimately you are bettering yourself.

Most Valuable Learning Experience
My military experience by far has taught me about being humble and appreciative in every situation, and being a sergeant in the U.S. Army gave me an opportunity to build strong leadership skills.

Relax and Have Fun
I enjoy fishing and Lake Nasworthy is the place I go, in order to relieve some stress.

What I like most about Howard College
All of the faculty and staff are helpful and professional.  Regardless of their position they are willing to take time out of their busy schedules and assist you in any way possible.

What I tell future Howard College students
Pursue your dreams and don’t be afraid to ask questions, because our campus is very helpful and friendly.  Take advantage of the knowledge that our faculty, staff, and students are willing to share.

Hours Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Closed Weekends
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