June Pride of ASU - Ruben Aguirre
June 06, 2017
This month’s Pride of ASU is Ruben Aguirre. Ruben is a senior Criminal Justice major from San Saba, TX. He currently works as a Student Hall Director for the Department of Housing and Residential Programs. During his free time, Ruben enjoys working out and playing video games.
Name: Ruben Aguirre
Major: Criminal Justice
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: San Saba, TX
How did you learn about ASU?
My high school counselor was the first person who introduced me to Angelo State University and what it had to offer. I looked at many schools and after one tour here at ASU, I knew this was the place I was going to call home for the next four years.
Why did you want to attend ASU?
I looked at many criminal justice degrees throughout Texas and a school that was not only affordable but academically sound. After coming to one ASU tour I realized that I loved the small town vibe and I enjoyed all of the friendly people around here. San Angelo is not a very big town either, and for that reason alone it made me feel at home.
What is your favorite thing about ASU?
The family feeling environment and the class sizes. This allows me to receive a better education because of the professors’ willingness to have a one on one that will help better my career.
What are some of your hobbies?
One of my favorite hobbies is working out, playing video games, hanging out with my beautiful girlfriend, and the many friends I have gained by working/living on campus.
Are you involved in any student organizations?
I am a part of the RAMbassadors. It has officially become a registered student organization this year and it is long overdue. I am able to volunteer with many activities on and off campus.
Do you work on campus? If so, where and what are your responsibilities?
Yes, I work in the Housing and Residential Programs Department as a Student Hall Director for the Robert & Mary Massie Residence Halls. I will be helping and guiding the Residential Assistants with their assigned students throughout the year, as well as helping my Area Coordinator keep everything running smoothly. We will be putting on many different events throughout the year to keep our students active on campus. Each program has lots of thought put into it to benefit as many students as possible.
What is one piece of advice you would give to help college students succeed?
Get out of your residence hall and enjoy everything the university has to offer! You won’t be able to meet any new people and create new memories in your room. So, go out meet people and create everlasting memories! (AND GO TO CLASS).