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Nurse speaks to students about National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps is a voluntary national service program.

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Registered nurse Amanda Ray spoke to students about the AmeriCorps organization in the Multipurpose Room during PRIDE Time on Thursday, Feb. 27. Ray currently works at Russell Regional Hospital. She graduated at Fort Hays State University with a degree in biology in 2014 then spent a year as a Team...

On-Air Talent, Music and Program Director presents to students

During PRIDE Time, Carly (Evans) Hawthorne speaks to students about being an on-air talent, music director and program director in the Lecture Hall. Hawthorne worked as a radio personality and programmer for seventeen years.

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2019

On Dec. 14, Carly (Evans) Hawthorne spoke to students about being radio on-air talent, music director and program director during PRIDE Time. Hawthorne is a graduate of both Hays High School and Fort Hays State University. She is an Academy of Country Music (ACM)-nominated, three-time Texas Regional...

KBI Forensics Specialist presents to students on Dec. 2

During PRIDE Time, Holly Latham talks to students about being a Kansas Bureau of Investigation the Vocal Room. Latham worked as a KBI Forensics Specialist for 20 years.

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

On Dec. 2, Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensics Specialist Holly Latham spoke to students about her occupation during PRIDE Time. Latham lives in Great Bend and has been employed as a Forensic Scientist since 1999. She has been with the KBI for 20 years. Latham has received a Bachelor of Science...

Army Ranger and author of ‘War Story’ Steven Elliott shares life journey with students

In the midst of an enemy ambush, Army Ranger Steven Elliott was one of four soldiers in his battalion who mistook Pat Tillman's position for that of the enemy. He is one of two Rangers considered to have likely fired the fatal shots. Elliott came to speak with students about his story during PRIDE Time on Nov. 26 in the Lecture Hall.

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 30, 2019

Army Ranger and author of “War Story” Steven Elliott, a 1999 Hays High alum, visited students and staff during PRIDE Time in the Lecture Hall on Nov. 26. In April 2004, Elliott was deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Ranger Battalion to carry out "Operation Mountain Storm”– the objective be...

Physical therapists and health and human performance instructor present careers

During PRIDE Time, Mitchell Ackerman and Carson Konrade present the information on this sheet. Ackerman and Konrade handed out a copy to each person at the beginning of their presentation.

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

On Nov. 19, three people presented their careers to students. Mitchell Ackerman and Carson Konrade spoke about being physical therapists in the Lecture Hall, and Macy Klaus spoke about being a Health and Human Performance College instructor. Ackerman earned a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from...

Fort Hays director of Career Services speaks to students on Nov. 19

Karen McCullough is the director of Career Services at Fort Hays State University.

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

The Director of Career Services of Fort Hays State University, Karen McCullough, spoke to students on Tuesday, Nov. 19. In her job, McCullough provides support services to students and alumni who are seeking professional employment opportunities, such as internships and full-time jobs. McCullough...

Debra Elston speaks with students about U.S. Department of Transportation jobs

Debra Elston, former Corporate Office Director for the U.S. Department of Transportation, has held multiple jobs in the Federal Government. Her occupations throughout her years of service are listed above.

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 16, 2019

Debra Elston, former Corporate Office Director for the U.S. Department of Transportation, spoke with students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 11. Elston worked in federal services for almost 30 years. Now that she is retired, she is passionate about helping others explore their possible career paths and...

Engineering Manager for the Denver Broncos speaks to students on Nov. 8

During PRIDE Time, Brett Seibel talks to students about being an Engineering Manager for the Denver Broncos in the Lecture Hall. Seibel was with the Denver Broncos for 15 seasons.

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 8, the Engineering Manager for the Denver Broncos, Brett Seibel, spoke to students about his occupation during PRIDE Time. Seibel works at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, the home of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos. Some of the other roles he has had are Facilities Supervisor,...

Director of University Honors Program at KSU speaks to students on Nov. 8

Doctor Sarah Luly is the associate professor of German and the director of the University Honors Program at KSU.

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Dr. Sarah Luly from Kansas State University visited  students on Friday, Nov. 8.  Luly is the associate professor of German and the director of the University Honors Program at KSU. She has been there since 2011 and teaches all levels of German and literature courses.   Luly said in her lifetime, she has studied G...

Chief Lending Officer for Bank of Hays Brandon Prough visits with students on Nov.8

Chief Lending Officer for the Bank of Hays, Brandon Prough talks to students during PRIDE Time about his career in banking. Prough worked at USDA for 20 years before taking a job at Bank of Hays.

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Brandon Prough talked to students during PRIDE Time on Nov. 8 about his career in banking.   “I didn’t start off thinking I would be a loan officer,” Prough said. “I started college, and I honestly can’t even remember what my first major was; I think it was biology.”   Prough end...

Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network Coordinator speaks to students on Oct. 30

On Oct. 30, Career Speaker Robert Duffy speaks about Drug and Alcohol Counseling in Room 103 during PRIDE Time. Duffy was a Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network Coordinator at Fort Hays State University.

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

On Oct. 30, Drug and Alcohol Counselor Robert Duffy spoke to students about his occupation during PRIDE Time. He has been the coordinator of the Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network at Fort Hays State University since September of 1997.  Duffy is a licensed addiction counselor and directs the state-licensed outpatient ...

Dog groomer Jessica Gabel offers advice to students on how to manage a small business

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

Jessica Gabel, owner of Pet Styles dog grooming service, came to speak with students during PRIDE Time on Oct. 30. Gabel's job experience with dogs started when she was attending Hays High. She would clean kennels at the Hays Veterinary Hospital in the mornings before coming to school. Gabel said t...

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