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April Hinojos

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Major: Pre-Med / Biology
Family: David (Husb)
Children: Xzavier, David Jr., Esperanza
Pets: Ninja, Bullet, Pistachio & Spartacus
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Sandra Day O'Connor HS
Attending: San Angelo Campus
April Hinojos

April's Thoughts on Howard College

Why Howard College?
Not only is it closer to my home, I chose a small community college to finish basic courses at a lower cost. It has been five years since my last experience in college, at a university, and I wanted to get back into the groove of school. Especially coming out of active duty military, I figured my routine would be drastically different as a college student.

Why Pre-Med?
If I were to choose any other major, then I would still be required to take additional science classes for medical school. Biology allows me to take all of my pre requisites at once. Science intrigues me and there are plenty opportunities with a Biology degree.

Career Goals
Besides rule the world, I would like to obtain my BS degree and move on to medical school. The Uniformed Services University is my first choice (free med school, who can beat that?), while simultaneously serving back on active duty as an officer. Another option would be the Health Professions Scholarship Program also affiliated with the military. Either way, may God’s will always be done. Who knows, maybe I am supposed to be a basket weaver. I always take one day at a time.

Favorite Professor
Every instructor expresses their own ways of teaching. It does not matter which teacher you end up with, but how you study and absorb the information. It is hard for me to pick favorites and there may be one class I really enjoy, however I try to learn from each one.

My Awards / Honors

  • Honor Roll
  • Dean's List

My Clubs / Organizations

  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • USAF

Best Studying Advice
It is OK TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT TO STUDY. You will not die if you lose sleep from time to time. Now if you have insomnia, please see your doctor...time is precious and every minute you have to study, helps. True friends will still be by your side even if you disappear for a semester. Your study habits may change so be open to it. If you’re like me and cringed at the thought of getting highlighter happy, maybe those highlighters will earn you better grades. Only study what is on the review and what the instructor foot stomps. Everything else, although may be useful information, will deter you away from the main key points.

Most Valuable Learning Experience
You only live once, so get your education. The older you get, the harder it is to focus in class and have time to study and remember. My focus is always on my end goal.

Relax and Have Fun
Relax? What does that mean? I love going to the park with my son, and skyping my hubby since he is deployed. You can ask my hubby but any chance I get, I will sleep.

What I like most about Howard College
Small classes are always nice. Especially if you have the same teacher for multiple classes, you get to know their testing and teaching styles. The staff has always been helpful for me.

What I tell future Howard College students
Take your classes seriously. Parties will always be waiting for you every night of the week, but tests days only happen once. Plan for the future, and take one day at a time. Hakuna Matata.

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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