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Student Spotlight- Jayden Valdez

Panhandle State Communications on 10/28/2022 Jayden ValdezJayden Valdez

Senior Jayden Valdez believed that OPSU would be a great place to learn more about technology and prepare for a future career as an information technology professional. Valdez is set to graduate in May of 2023, majoring in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business Administration. He is a third-generation Panhandle State student.

“My favorite thing about Panhandle so far is the community on campus. The community on campus has given me many great opportunities. My involvement on campus and in various organizations has given me great opportunities and valuable experiences,” Valdez stated.

Valdez is an active member of FTP (Future Technology Professionals), PBL (Panhandle Business Leaders), HALO (Hispanic American Leadership Organization), and SGA (Student Government Association). He is the President of FTP and PBL and justice for the SGA. “Panhandle has allowed me to venture out of my comfort zone and grow as a person and a leader. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities I have been given,” said Valdez.

While at the 2022 National Leadership Conference for PBL this past summer, Valdez earned 3rd place in Cyber Security and 4th place in Network Design. He enjoys building computers and researching new topics in the world of technology. He recently started his own business and is self-studying app development to release his applications in the future.

Valdez is an active eagle scout who enjoys camping, fishing, and anything outdoors. He also enjoys cooking and bike riding.

After graduation, Valdez plans to continue working on his business and enter the computer industry as an information technology professional. He is also interested in pursuing a career in cyber security while working in application development.