Employee Spotlight: Oscar F. Angulo, Director of Admissions- Pembroke Pines

Oscar F. AnguloMeet Oscar F. Angulo, Director of Admissions- Pembroke Pines

What does it take to be a successful Director of Admissions at a Florida Technical College? According to Oscar F. Angulo, it’s a true and a genuine desire to help students succeed. Keep reading to learn more about Oscar and his important role at FTC.

Briefly describe your job in a way the the students can understand the benefits to them.

Changing lives by developing a plan for career.

How long have you worked in education?  How long at FTC?

4 years in education and 2 yrs 4 months at FTC

What is a fun fact about you that you are willing to share?

Love the History Channel.

What is a quote or word of wisdom that is important to you?

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Reaching the professional level in sports I participated in.

What do you love about your job?

The smiles on my students face when they graduate.

Briefly describe your background/journey.

Born in a third world country (Nicaragua) arrived in the U.S. at 7 yrs old, raised by my aunt and uncle.  Earned an athletic scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University where I played Football and Baseball.  Graduated with my BA in Public Relations/Communications.  Played professional sports (football/Baseball) and later became and The Executive Sports Director for ABC in Tampa where I was nominated for an Emmy Award.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a new student considering making a change?

Don’t allow fear to hold you back, you can achieve great things by taking your first step.