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Michael J. Cuevas: Outstanding Graduate, School of Public Affairs

Michael J. Cuevas: Outstanding Graduate, School of Public Affairs

Michael J. Cuevas is the School of Public Affairs outstanding graduate, majoring in criminal justice.

Cuevas said that his most challenging task at SDSU was getting straight A’s while taking seven classes during one semester. He said that achieving this goal proved to himself that he can take on any academic challenge that he puts his mind to.

“I went from being a high school dropout to being an excellent student at SDSU,” said Cuevas.

Cuevas’ career goals are to become a prosecutor and eventually a judge. Cuevas said that he feels that his major prepared him for a career in the criminal justice field by teaching him about theories, law and constitutional issues.

Cuevas did acknowledge some of the difficulties of balancing adult life and college life.

“Many freshmen are young and they should take advantage of their youth to educate themselves so that when they are older they are in a position in life will they will not have to work as hard and can enjoy more of life rather than struggle to make ends meet,” said Cuevas.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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