Devin Cole


"I got out of the military in 2011 after 6 years of service. I had been stationed in Fort Drum and ended up moving to Messina, NY.  We moved to this area so that I could give my daughter a better life. I had a good job, but what I really wanted was to go into public service; specifically, police work. I took the civil service exam, and decided that I would pursue a degree in Criminal Justice so that I could make the most out of my career.

Professor Girard has become one of my favorite teachers in the program. He is here to really help his students and see them succeed.

I am in the Veterans Club here, and it has been a great experience for me. I was in infantry so it is important to be able to talk about what you have bee n through with people that understand it and who have been through the same thing. The club and the members here have played an important part of my success."

Devin Cole
Police Science, Class of 2017

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