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Q & A With Apache Chief, Samuel A. Ortiz

By Viviana Faz, Social media editor

 Q: Why did you want to be an Apache chief? 

A: To get involved on campus and be able to make an impact on so many people’s lives. Also, I want to be able to help freshmen adjust to the campus. 

Q: What is your favorite memory about being an Apache Chief ? 

A: It was last summer when I was helping people be able to connect with one another. Helping freshmen be able to converse with one another, as well as have them reach out to me for help or advice.

Q: How important are the Apache Chiefs to TJC ? 

A: We play a very important role as we are the first to face students as they come to school. We get to set the tone for the start of their college career. We essentially welcome them to the Apache family! 

Q: What are you most excited about being a returning Chief ? 

A: I’m excited about getting back to work! Getting to change lives and connect with others while working with Murphy has also impacted my own life. 

Q: What does it take to be an Apache Chief? 

A: I think it takes patience and determination and knowing that you have to be teachable. 

Q: What made you stick out to become a returning chief ? 

A: I think what made me stick out was being readily open-mined. I always know I can improve, which will help me be a leader that connects with people. 

Q: What do you want to be in the future? 

A: I want to be a sports anchor or sports reporter! 

Q: What do the Apache Chiefs do? 

A: An Apache Chief deals with new student orientation and other events on campus, plus we participate in community service events. The main focus is new student orientation and getting people to adjust to the college life their freshmen year. 

Q: How will Apache Chiefs help you with your future career ? 

A: Chiefs has made me comfortable in front of people and has helped me to speak in general. I was a quiet person before I joined Chiefs, and it has helped me break out of my shell. 

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