TV editor studied for assignment
Occupation: Assignments editor for TV stations KAMR and KCIT.
Where did you receive your education?
Spearman High School; West Texas A&M University.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
I would be a completely different person. Going to college and getting my degree helped me learn more about myself. I know that I'm capable of anything as long as I put my mind to it.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
Coming from a small town and a single-parent home, the transition to college was a challenge. Thanks to my mother, not going or dropping out was never an option. I was lucky enough to receive scholarships, and I worked hard outside of class to get through to the end.
What is the value of your education?
Without my degree, I would be stuck in some boring job instead of enjoying the career I have now.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
I'd simply ask them to think about their life five years from now. Where will you be? Investing in your education can improve your life in so many ways. It's worth the effort and time you put into it.
When did you make education a priority?
My mother never went to college. When I was young, she would tell me how she would do anything to give me the opportunity she didn't have at that time in her life.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
Honestly, working those part-time jobs during college helped! I knew I didn't want some minimum-wage job for the rest of my life. I knew I could do better and the only way to achieve that is higher education.
Did you ever think about quitting? What made you keep going?
There were a few times where quitting seemed like the easy choice. Fortunately, the only way to get the great jobs I wanted was to have a degree. Knowing that, I kept moving forward. Now, I'm doing something I love for a living.