Spartans of UD: Ranfer Hernandez

Sep 18, 2019

Spartans of UD highlights what makes University of Dubuque special – the people who live, work, and study on campus.

Ranfer Hernandez (C'18), a graduate student from Bogota, Colombia, is the student advisor for the Student Activities Board.

Spartans of UD - Ranfer Hernandez 

1. Why did you choose to obtain your master of arts in communication?

"There are two reasons why I chose to get a master’s degree. The first and most important reason was to gain all the valuable knowledge and skills for my future career. The second reason was to increase my career and job opportunities. Having a higher level of education in today’s world opens up more opportunities."

2. For people who are not familiar with the Student Activities Board, what is the board’s main role at UD?

"We are all about providing an incredible college experience to the entire student body. SAB is in charge of planning and executing events for the students throughout the school year."

3. What do you enjoy most about your role as the student advisor for the Student Activities Board?

"During my time as an undergrad student, I got to experience some events that SAB hosted. Now, I have the ability to provide feedback about all previous events and improve the student experience. When I see students leaving an event with a big smile, it makes my work worth doing."

4. What advice do you have for other UD Spartans? 

"Go and check out all the events on campus, not just the ones hosted by SAB. Events are a great place to make friends and have a good time. Moreover, remember that most of the events on campus are free and offer free food."

5. What is your favorite spot on campus?

"My favorite spot on campus is the CRWC. I've always liked to play sports and workout. Since I stopped playing tennis at UD, working out is the way I exercise and relieve any stress from work or school."