Keiser University West Palm Beach campus graduate Nicholas Roig, now a Department of The Army Civilian (DAC) Training Instructor is thankful for the foundation provided by his Keiser University experience.
After learning about Keiser University’s degree programs from his sister Carolina Betancourt who’d attended Keiser’s Pembroke Pines Campus, Roig enrolled at the university’s West Palm Beach campus as a Criminal Justice student after finishing his career as a Specialist in the U.S. Army in 2021.
“The university’s atmosphere, as well as its faculty, assisted me greatly in making the transition from active duty, military service to a full-time student, and played an immense role towards my success in the classroom and now as a DAC,” reflected Roig, while adding that Keiser’s curriculum and Student Veterans Resource Center events provided meaningful learning opportunities and support and that he owes special thanks to professors including Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson, Mrs. Robin Shepett, Mr. Bruce Hannan, and others.
“There was never a dull moment during class,” he said. “For example, we visited the Palm Beach County Juvenile Detention Center which correlated with classroom projects. Further, through the guidance of Mr. Hannan, a 30+ year veteran of the Palm Beach Sherriff Office, I was accepted as a volunteer. That hands-on experience of working with subject matter experts in different areas of expertise allowed me to analyze their teaching methods. Now as an instructor, I work with initial entry Soldiers and foreign nationals. The ability to educate and demonstrate pertinent information is imperative to the military’s air defense artillery mission,” added Roig.
While continuing his education at a part-time pace, Roig looks forward to further supporting our nation’s service men and women. When asked what he’d recommend to others who are striving to realize their goals, he borrowed a line from Grammy award-winning artist Jermaine Lamarr Cole. “Don’t stop, because if it was easy everyone would do it. ‘There’s beauty in the struggle,’” he smiled.
As an institution serving more than 20% of students who are active-duty service members or veterans, Keiser University is proud to support those who have served. Keiser’s Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice presents the major components of the American criminal justice system. It includes criminal behavior patterns, law enforcement organizations, juvenile systems, legal principles and doctrines and fundamentals of criminal investigations. Courses utilize hands-on activities.
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and was ranked No. 5 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News And World Report in 2022.