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Arts career 'wonderful' to director
Occupation: Arts administrator and executive director of Amarillo Youth Choirs Inc.
Where did you receive your education?
River Road High School; West Texas A&M University; continuing education courses through Amarillo College.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
I have been blessed with a wonderful career in arts administration. I am able to run the company effectively and efficiently from setting budgets and raising monies to promoting and overseeing the company.
What was your greatest educational challenge, and how did you overcome it?
My greatest educational challenge was paying the tuition and fees when I was in college. I was extremely fortunate to have some good scholarships as well as terrific parents who knew the importance of an education.
What is the value of your education?
I am better equipped to choose my career path. My career has afforded me exciting opportunities of working with kids, getting to know fantastic people, enjoying music, travel and working side by side with my husband, Jerry.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
The poet and author Maya Angelou said it best. "Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you. All the other tangible rewards will come as a result."
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
Education gives you confidence. With confidence, I feel as if I can accomplish anything that I set my mind to. I might stumble and I might even fall, but where would I be if I did not try at all?
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