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Tactical training and target shooting
“In high school, I always said that I was going to be a FBI agent.”
Criminal Justice major Neva Randel’s interest in the law was piqued after a jarring life experience while she was still in junior high school.
“My house got broken into … I was supposed to be at home from school that day, but I wasn’t there. I think that really scared me the most,” she said.
However, instead of being crippled by fear, Randel was motivated to do something.
“I really want to help people who go through the same thing,” she said.
Randel enrolled at UALR and began taking courses in criminal justice. But she didn’t stop there.
Randel participates in tactical training, which includes target shooting.
“In my freshman dorm, I had my targets up. They always say girls shoot better than guys, and it was true. It was fun out-shooting the boys.”
Randel foresees herself as an enforcement agent after graduation and is considering her options.
“In high school, I always said that I was going to be an FBI agent.”
Since taking Dr. Timothy C. Brown’s course on drug abuse, Randel has felt her eyes have been opened to a “different view of the war on drugs.”
“Since being at UALR, I have learned more about the criminal justice system and different opportunities. My main interests are DEA or U.S. Marshals.”
In short, “I really want to help people.”