Education shows supervisor the way
Occupation: Safety Supervisor, Universal Utility Services
Where did you receive your education?
Palo Duro High School, Amarillo College, West Texas State University.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
Without a doubt, education is my "role model." Unlike movie stars, athletes, the rich and famous, education is what I look up to.
What was your greatest education challenge and how did you overcome it?
Appropriating time for my family, career and other day-to-day activities, I prioritized my time and goals, and put an action plan in place to achieve those goals.
What is the value of your education?
I saw this quote from Sir Claus Moser years ago that made a profound impact on me: "Education costs money, but then so does ignorance." That's the value of education to me.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
To continue at all costs. Nine times out of 10, I get this response: It's too hard. My response is, "Hard? That's what makes it great."
When did you make education a priority?
When I realized I would be in a position to help and make an impact on people's lives.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
I have been blessed with many things in my life, education being equally important.
Did you ever think about quitting? What made you keep going?
Yes, there were times when I asked myself, is this really worth it? I would sit for a while, close my eyes and try to vision what it would feel like to quit. I didn't like what I saw or felt. That was the motivation that stoked the desire and will to continue.