First-generation college student Reynaldy Janvier ('18) knew that education was the key to a successful future. With the support of his family and the Briar Cliff community, he'll graduate this May and take the next step to fulfilling his dream making a difference in the community by becoming a police officer.
The son of Haitian-American parents who came to the United States in the early 90s to pursue a better life, Reynaldy knew that going to college was important not just for him, but for his family as well. Even after he decided to major in criminal justice in order to pursue a career as a police officer, a decision which worried his family due to the danger of the job, they never stopped supporting his dreams.
"Once I explained to them it was something I really wanted, they supported me in every way possible. They are the driving force in my life. My parents have given me everything and once I graduate college and start my career, I hope that I can begin to show them how grateful I am," said Reynaldy.
Looking back on his time at Briar Cliff, Reynaldy advised new BCU students to make the most of every opportunity. "These four years will fly by, but stay focused and remember why you came to college."