There are those who see potential with a program and those who choose to bring that potential to reality.
University of Houston-Victoria sophomore Jeremy Isaac wants to make a difference.
Isaac lived in Jaguar Hall his freshman year. A year later, he is serving as a resident assistant at Jaguar Court, the university’s other dorm. He took the resident assistant job because he wanted to have an impact on students’ living experiences.
“I loved living in the dorms, and I wanted to contribute a little bit more,” he said. “Now I have a chance to make that happen. I can bring something new to the other students.”
His main focus lies in bringing new events to Jaguar Court.
A recent alcohol awareness presentation featured talks by guest speakers and arcade-style machines that simulated what it is like to drive while drunk.
“A lot of people came from both dorm properties,” Isaac said. “I think the students got a lot out of it. Our next big project is Resident Appreciation Week. I want to do even better things with that project.”
Isaac, a Houston native, graduated from Stafford High School in 2011 before starting school at UHV. Although the move from the big city took a bit of adjustment, he said he’s enjoyed it so far.
The accounting major has harbored a love of numbers since he was young and attributes it to an uncle who owns a consulting firm.
“He’s always been my inspiration,” said Isaac, who had an accounting internship for several years. “This is something I’m good at, and I really love what I’m doing.”
Isaac’s schedule doesn’t leave much room for downtime; still the 20-year-old enjoys playing football and lifting weights when he can.
“I’m your average jock,” he said. “I played football all through high school. I like being out there, being active.”
He advised other students to hone their time management skills early on in school.
“Make a schedule, plan out your day and keep with it,” said Isaac, explaining it’s easy to get behind. “It really is key in college.”
I am a Jaguar is an online feature highlighting the exceptional students who attend the University of Houston-Victoria. To nominate a student, contact Paula Cobler, UHV interim director of marketing and communications, or call 361-570-4350.