Robert J. Gomez
Office: GAFB Consolidated Learning Center
- Hometown: Ballinger, Texas
- High school attended: Ballinger High School
- Undergraduate institution: Angelo State University
- Degree/major: Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies – Education/Business Administration
Why did you decide to attend ASU?
In addition to having a reputation of stellar academics and numerous programs, ASU also represents itself as caring about its stakeholders. I wanted to attend a university that I felt welcomed me and could meet my needs, especially as a non-traditional student who is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
What makes ASU military and veteran friendly?
The Veterans Center is one aspect that makes ASU veteran and military friendly. The people working in the Vet Center have an abundance of knowledge and are always happy to provide support to anyone who walks through the doors. ASU also tries to simplify things for the military as much as possible. For example, they make it easy to receive resources in the way they handle book purchases for specific grants. ASU is also a university that honors those who have been in the military through campus ceremonies and recognition at sports events.
What advice would you give to active military or veteran looking for a university to complete their bachelor’s degree?
The advice I would give to active duty military or veterans looking for a university is to look beyond just the courses that are offered. Look at the overall support the university can provide. Does the university recognize that the needs of the military/veterans may be different than other students? Does it have the knowledge to support you as you transition into that of a college student? I would also encourage you to reach out and ask questions.