Martin Guevara Urbina, a great role model for many young students as well as for college graduates. Martin Guevara Urbina was born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, at a young age of seven; he was taken to the United States where he lived in various cities in Texas before settling in Ozona, Texas where he graduated from Ozona high school. Dr. Urbina obtained his first college degree in Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, he moved on to New Mexico to attend New Mexico State University, where he received a Master of Criminal Justice. His final destination as a student was at the University of Western Michigan where he graduated with a PH.D in sociology. With all the dedication and hard work Dr. Urbina accomplished to become a Mexican American water, professor, and researcher. As a new student to Sul Ross University in Eagle Pass, Texas I have the honor to have Dr. Urbina as criminal justice professor, I have yet to admire in depth his knowledge and wisdom but with just a few classes that I have attended I feel the urge to bettering myself and learning from this great instructor.
While I was attending a community college I used to talk to this friend of mine who was taking some classes with Dr. Urbina, at the time I used to talk to her for a good amount of time and when she would talk about Dr. Urbina you could see the admiration she has towards him. I clearly remember one week in the fall semester when I asked her if she had class that evening, she told me that is was some sort of "reflection week" and that she was going to go for a walk, and reflect on how everything around her and her decisions were affecting her personal, educational, and professional life. Now a few semesters have gone by, and I have had the opportunity to take some of the courses offered by Dr. Urbina, I can now say I completely understand that reflection week.