No matter how many times you fall, you must always get up.

Brandan Hopkins
Police Officer

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College of Innovation and Design
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Houston ISD Police
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College of Innovation and Design
Houston, TX
College Major
Criminal Justice
Year Graduated

Brandan is a first-generation college graduate who attended A&M-Commerce as an online student. The online criminal justice program is flexible for people like Brandan, a police officer living and working in Houston. Although he studied online, Brandan has visited A&M-Commerce, where he enjoyed the campus bookstore. The cashier’s positive attitude and helpfulness helped Brandan feel like a traditional college student, which is sometimes missed as a distance student. In his downtime, you can find Brandan spending time with his family, gaming or traveling.  

A Conversation with Brandan

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce? What sets A&M-Commerce apart from other universities?

A&M-Commerce will change your life. The instructors have your best interests at heart.

How is your degree program preparing you for a career once you graduate from A&M-Commerce?

It will help me advance into a supervisory role and help me get into law school soon.

Which professor or staff member has positively influenced you during your time as a student at A&M-Commerce?

Instructor and Program Director Jimmy Womack motivated me to get my head in the game after tough times really stuck with me. He is an asset to the university.

What is an important life lesson you have learned as a student at A&M-Commerce?

No matter how many times you fall, you must always get up.


  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2023
  • A.A., Criminal Justice, Houston Community College
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