Journalism- Public Relations, May 2010
I began my collegiate career as a nursing major. As the first year went by, I realized I did not have a passion for nursing. So I asked myself, "What is one thing that you really like to do?" And that one thing was writing. After visiting with Dr. Hanna Norton about becoming a journalism major, I knew it was the right path for me. With that in mind, I pursued my master's degree and helped the Russellville Police Department develop an online presence throughout grad school. That experience was invaluable.
I would definitely not have the career I have if it were not for the education I received from Arkansas Tech. My professors taught me to apply what I learned in the classroom to the real world. I am truly thankful for their contribution to my education.
Today, I work as a corporate marketing strategist for OK Foods in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the city’s largest employer. My responsibilities include managing the company’s internal, external and online communications. I absolutely love what I do – thank you, Arkansas Tech!