(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Kenneth Buford served his country as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army for eight years, during which time he traveled to such places as the Middle East and South Korea. Recently the Rosenberg native’s worldly experience brought him back home to serve fellow veterans as director of veteran recruitment at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus.
Do you have a favorite TSTC memory so far?
Right now, given the times, assisting veterans to complete their registration applications during quarantine has been my favorite thing to do.
Is there anything in particular that you feel makes TSTC unique?
The staff and faculty at Texas State Technical College truly believe in providing students every opportunity and resource necessary to ensure their success.
What impact do you hope to have at TSTC?
During my tenure at TSTC, it is my hope to utilize my professional military and civilian experience to assist in the building of long-lasting bonds between the college itself, veteran organizations and the community. These bonds will serve as bridges connecting veterans, their dependents, and the broader community to the types of educational resources and experiences necessary to attain higher-paying employment and financial stability.
If you could give any advice to fellow veterans, what would you tell them about starting college or going back to college?
Although many of us focus on today, it is important always to look toward the future and plan for tomorrow. The ability to earn a certificate or degree enhances individual marketability and provides us paths to employment and financial freedom.
To learn more about veteran services offered at TSTC, visit https://tstc.edu/veterans.
From left to right: Vlad Hidrovo, Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management, veteran and TSTC Student with Kenneth Buford. Photo courtesy of Kenneth Burford and was taken in early 2020.