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Rogelio (Roy) Venegas

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  Major: Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement
Family: Mr. & Mrs. Rogelio Venegas
Siblings: Leticia Martinez
Hometown: Del Rio, TX
High School: GED (Army)
Attending: San Angelo Campus
Roy Venegas

Roy's Thoughts on Howard College

Why Howard College?
After retiring from the Army I figured a small community college like Howard would be perfect start for me to get back into the swing of learning again and so fair it’s been great.

Why Criminal Justice?
Mainly because of my military background.  Last tour in Iraq was working the prison system in Iraq.

Career Goals
I am currently in Criminal Justice.  My goal is to finish my two year program and going thru the Police Academy, if everything works out.

Favorite Professor
Mrs. Hensley has been a great help and has gone the extra mile to guide me in the right direction in order to accomplish my goals.

My Awards / Honors

  • Dean’s List
  • Retired Army (24 years); 5 over sea tours; received Combat Action badge; Iraq Campaign medal with two campaign stars; Joint Service Commendation medals; Army Commendation medal (4th award); Army Achievement medal (3rd annual); Army Good Conduct medal (5th award); Army Reserve Components Achievement medal; National Defense Service medal (2nd award); Global war on Terrorism Service medal; Korean Defense Service medal. 

My Clubs / Organizations

  • President for H-CAV (Howard College Association of Veterans)

Best Studying Advice
The main thing is “motivation” you have to want to do it or studying with classmates and using your resources at Howard College.

Most Valuable Learning Experience
I would have to say just getting the help I needed to get me back into the school mode after spending so many years in the army.

Relax and Have Fun
I love when deer season opens and I do a lot of fishing.  That’s the only thing I need to relax.

What I like most about Howard College
From advisors to instructors they are very helpful on information you need in order to get thru your goals.  And if you are struggling in class some instructors go out of their way to help you.

What I tell future Howard College students
There’s many resources out there - Use them, example:  Talk to you instructor, library, study with a classmate, the main thing is never give up there’s help out there just ask.

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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