TV producer made choice to finish
Occupation: Producer at KACV-TV
How has your education played a role in your life today?
I owe everything I have accomplished in my career to my education. I got hands-on training and earned an associate degree at Amarillo College. I finished my bachelor's at WT while working as a disc jockey. In 2004, while working at AC as program director for FM-90, I went back to WT and received a master's in speech communications in 2008.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
As I was working toward my master's degree, I lost most of my eyesight. I had to take some time off to adjust to blindness and retrain myself. I learned how to use assistive technology to continue my education.
What is the value of your education?
To me, education is so much more than fulfilling requirements on a degree plan. It exposes you to a world beyond your backyard.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
I would encourage them to continue their education because it will in some way serve them. It may seen hard or unnecessary at times, but in the long run you will never regret finishing a degree or certificate.
When did you make education a priority?
I always knew I would go to college, but it really became a priority for me when I was attending WT. I could have quit going to school because I had a job in my chosen field, but I made a choice to continue and finish what I started.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
The first was when I was a student in the Radio/TV program at AC. It was a great time for music and radio and I met some of my best friends during those years.