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Chelsea Gaddis, February 2012
What inspired you to seek a college education?
I value the gift of education so much. I've seen kids in Africa who have zero hope of ever stepping foot in a school. Therefore I know it's something I must pursue. Also, since first grade, I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. It's just something I'm called to do. It's a part of who I am. So here I am, at WKU, seeking a degree in Elementary Education.
What would you say your motivation for succeeding is?
I know I am doing exactly what I am called to do, and that is what keeps me going and striving for the best for my life. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing you are smack dab in the middle of God's will for your life, and I know I am.
What is your academic major or area of study, and what are some of your possible career goals?
My major is Elementary Education and I hope to one day teach Kindergarten or First Grade. I will one day be apart of re-facing global education. I will establish well functioning schools in third-world nations, specifically Africa and India. At one point in my life I hope to be able to say I have been a part of Kentucky Schools in teaching and administration, third-world nations in educating the teachers, in private institutions, and in some form of Bible College. I know they are high goals, but I'd rather reach high, than not high enough.
In as many words as you would like, please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 21-year-old junior at WKU-O. I have a twin sister and an older brother. I will be the first child and grandchild in my family to graduate from a university.
I am on staff at my church, PromiseLand Metro, and absolutely love every minute of it. I am an administrator at heart. I love to organize and facilitate.
I also work for the Crème Coffeehouse in downtown Owensboro.