Student of the Week: Edgar Garza
As an employee and student at South Texas College, staff and faculty say Edgar Garza has demonstrated initiative, leadership and a high work ethic.
Edgar is pursuing an associate degree in Criminal Justice and wants to enter into a career in law enforcement.
“I have always been fond of a career in law enforcement, so I feel like I can see myself in a career as a police officer within many of the agencies I am looking into including DPS or Border Patrol,” Edgar said. “Right after high school, I wanted to continue my education and I saw that STC was the best choice for me. This is a good college to go to, and that’s why I’m here.”
Currently a part-time employee at the Starr County Campus Student Activities & Wellness Department, Edgar is also a Valley Scholars recipient.
“I make sure to get engaged with students and become social on campus, but I also try to encourage them” he said. “To those students I speak to, I always let them know that they may complain about school, but it doesn’t change the fact that they have to do it.
“I tell students to make the best out of their education. If they are paying for college, why would they want to waste their money,” Edgar said. “You have to make sure you’re doing your homework and making sure you are doing all you can. Why are you going to invest in something if you are not going to get anything out of it?”
“I tell students to make the best out of their education. If they are paying for college, why would they want to waste their money? You have to make sure you’re doing your homework and making sure you are doing all you can. Why are you going to invest in something if you are not going to get anything out of it?”
“I am proud to have received A’s in all my classes at STC.”
“I also feel I am very disciplined when it comes to school. It can be difficult to come to class for some students, even when they don’t want to.”
“To other students, I would tell them to make sure they have their head in the right place. You have to make sure you are not distracted,” he said. “If you are going to go out for example, make sure you have your homework done first and be aware of your assignments. Things do happen, so you have to make sure you are on top of things.”