(HARLINGEN) – Jovany Hensley graduated Friday night with a certificate in Computer Maintenance Technology from Texas State Technical College. The 20-year-old said computers and technology in general have intrigued him since high school, which shows in his 3.4 grade-point average.
When the La Feria native was not busy studying or completing projects, he served as historian for the Computer Maintenance Technology Club, where he would also participate in community service events and repair computers for TSTC faculty, staff and students for free.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate I plan on enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and using my computer maintenance skills to be a technician for the military. I also hope to continue my education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job is to someday work for a large company like Microsoft or Dell, or even a network provider like AT&T.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment has been maintaining my grades and being able to put my training and knowledge to use on fixing computers not only in labs, but also to help out our TSTC family.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
The greatest lesson I have learned about myself is that I would rather work in teams than alone. I’m a team player and really extroverted, so it’s hard for me to work alone. I think this stems from playing sports when I was younger.
Who at TSTC has had a great influence on your success?
My computer maintenance instructor, Elizabeth Martinez, has had a huge influence on my success. She pushed me to be active on campus and always inspired me to keep going when times get tough. In fact, TSTC in general has made a difference in my life and has influenced me to explore and be successful in different areas of my field and leadership.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
Advice for future TSTC students is to keep trying even when you fail; don’t make excuses. Learn to adapt to your situations and overcome challenges. Don’t give up.