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Juan Mendoza

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
in the OWLS Program

Juan MendozaStudent Spotlight

Full Name: Juan Mendoza

Birthplace: Acapulco, Mexico

Field of Study/Major:

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Why Juan Chose this Academic Department?

"Mostly the program’s flexibility, as well as the opportunity to use the skills. Texas State awards college credit for prior work history. The skills that I have picked up during my workforce career are extremely valuable. Being recognized academically for this is very encouraging."


Bobcat's Tale

"In addition to juggling work and family life, I have been working hard in order to stay on track with my academic work. I am a father of two boys and have been a proud husband for the past 13 years.

I was born in Acapulco, Mexico and immigrated to the States when I was 20 years old. I have climbed my way up the ladder for a local commercial construction company.

When I began my work for this company I was a young laborer who did not speak the language. Today I manage the entire safety program for the Austin-San Antonio area for said company. I pride myself in giving 100 percent on everything I do. I am determined to continue through my education process until I achieve my academic goal here at Texas State-RRC."


Years Attending Classes at the RRC

"I am starting my third semester."

Looking Towards the Future

"In 10 years I see myself owning my own company. It is my vision to establish a new environment for myself where I am a true leader. To create an environment where I have a business with purpose, which allows me to fulfill all of my ambitions."

From Professor Barbara Wilson, OWLS coordinator:
Juan was eager to learn and appreciative for the opportunity to earn a college degree as a working adult. Juan is determined and hard-working and a great example for other adults who are considering completing their degree.”