CTU’s Angela Cincis First to Graduate with National Guard Scholarship
First Lieutenant Angela Cincis, a 2015 Colorado Technical University graduate, currently works as a veterans outreach coordinator at a non-profit mental health clinic in Boston, Massachusetts. Angela also currently serves as an Executive Officer in the 972nd Military Police Company in the Army National Guard. She has been an active member of the National Guard for 12 years, ranging from a member of the Homeland Response Force to a Resilience Coordinator and Suicide Prevention Program Manager. It was through the National Guard that Angela found out about CTU’s Master of Science in Homeland Security National Guard Scholarship and is now the first scholarship recipient to graduate from CTU.
Angela earned her undergrad at The University of Massachusetts, Boston - a traditional brick and mortar institution, but the idea of being able to attend class anywhere, anytime appealed to her, especially while working full time and being active duty. Not having to commute to campus was a huge plus. Going back to school was a big decision in itself, but it also meant potentially furthering her career in the military and getting closer to a goal of Angela’s: one day becoming a Commander of the Military Police Battalion.
While enrolled at CTU, Angela found that there was overlap from what she was learning in her degree program and her job. One of her favorite courses was an intelligence class, which examined key questions and issues facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security and homeland defense. The course provided Angela with great insight on organization and directly played into her work. She could simultaneously apply what she learned in class to her job.
One of Angela’s favorite resources in the Virtual Campus was the library. Angela often took advantage of the online library before turning in her assignments. She also found the CTU dedicated military team very helpful and communicative.
Angela’s advice to other active duty students, or service members who are considering going back to school, is to manage their time. She admits it wasn’t easy pursuing her degree while working full time, but by devoting time every day to her schoolwork, she was able to stay on top of her work load. Now, with a Master of Science in Homeland Security, Angela looks forward to what the future holds, personally and professionally.
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