Excellence enlisting - Former dual student enters Army
Student of the Week: Crystal Campos
Crystal Campos believes entering the military is the start of a dynamic career where she can help people and be a part of something greater,
Recently employed with the Student Activities & Wellness Department at the Starr County Campus, Crystal is also a Student Government Association Senator, participates in the Student Leadership Academy, and is a Valley Scholar recipient.
She recently received her Associate in Criminal Justice as a high school student in Roma, and is currently in Fort Knox, Kentucky undergoing Army basic camp for one month with the hopes of entering a career in the military.
Once she completes her month of training, Crystal said she plans to attend Texas A&M-Kingsville for the fall semester working to obtain her bachelor degree in Criminal Justice.
“I became interested in the Army after my time in ROTC at Roma High School,” Crystal said. “My instructors there saw how I was very motivated and they knew that I wanted to further my education.”
“I became interested in the Army after my time in ROTC at Roma High School. My instructors there saw how I was very motivated and they knew that I wanted to further my education.”
The Criminal Justice Program at South Texas College encompasses a variety of careers within the traditional police courts and corrections areas as well as private business. From police officers to private detectives, youth care workers to security guards, students are instructed to help our society run smoothly and within the realms of the law.
Graduates of a criminal justice program find employment opportunities in law enforcement at the federal, state and local level, adult and juvenile correctional facilities, community correctional programs, child advocacy, juvenile agencies, victim advocacy, protective services and other service agencies.
“I want to be a military police,” Crystal said. “I want to help people and in general just be a part of something greater.
As a message to students, Crystal says it’s important to keep going even when others say it’s not possible.
“To students, I would like to tell them to not let anybody tell them they can’t do something, because as long as you put your mind to something anything is possible,” she said. “There are people who will bring you down, but the reality is that just because they can’t do it doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Don’t let their opinions influence what you want to do.”