Student Veteran Finds Military Friendly Education
Jacque Hobbs was medically discharged from the United States Army, but found comfort in the military friendly atmosphere at Colorado Technical University. Now Jacque is a busy student pursuing his degree at CTU’s Colorado Springs campus.
Originally from Bellevue, Nebraska, Jacque briefly attended Iowa Western College before joining the army. During a deployment in Iraq, Jacque sustained injuries that resulted in him being medically discharged despite his desire to stay. After being discharged, Jacque began looking for options so he could continue his education. A friend recommended CTU because of its reputation for being military friendly.
Jacque listened to his friend’s recommendation, and enrolled at CTU. “The military friendly environment at CTU was much more than I expected. I was with other veteran students in the classroom and the teachers were always helpful; they would always go the extra mile to give me what I needed,” said Jacque. “CTU always had someone to help make sure financial aid for classes was done right, and Career Services was always willing to help. I became part of the Student Veterans Organization, but there are other opportunities to be involved in - all of this made my experience at CTU more enjoyable.”
Now Jacque is an active student on the Colorado Springs campus. He earned his Associate degree from CTU and is currently working on his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. His goal is to complete his Bachelor’s degree, pursue an advanced degree with CTU, and then teach and work with veterans. Jacque also balances his academic career with being president of CTU Colorado Spring’s Student Veteran Organization (SVO).
Jacque hopes other military veterans will look into an education at CTU: “CTU really is military and veteran friendly. The instructors and resources available to me have been great. CTU has been a great experience.”