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2015/2016 CALENDAR 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 16 - August 7, 2015
Study Abroad Trip to Harlaxton

August 16, 2015
Class of 2017 Move-In

August 19, 2015
Class of 2016 Move-In

August 24, 2015
Classes Begin

September 1, 2015
Class of 2018 Application Opens

September 4-7, 2015
Closed Weekend (Labor Day)

September 26, 2015
Preview Day

September 30 - October 4, 2015
Closed Weekend (Fall Break)

October 17, 2015
Preview Day

October 30 - November 1, 2015
Closed Weekend

November 14, 2015
Preview Day

November 24-29, 2015
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)

December 7, 2015
Finals Week Begins

January 23, 2016
Preview Day

Ms. Beth Hawke

Ms. Beth Hawke

Assistant Director, Student Life

Office:  BR 123
Phone:  270-745-2959
Email:  sara.hawke@wku.edu

Bio

I grew up in Hart County and completed a B.S. in human resources management at WKU.  Following graduation, I spent five years in retail management with Walgreens drug stores in the Nashville, TN area.  I began my career at the Gatton Academy in August 2007.  Since returning to WKU, I completed my Master’s degree in Leadership Dynamics.  My role at the Academy involves managing the residential side of the program.  The safety and security of our students is always my top priority.  Students may sometimes think my favorite phrase is “fire hazard.”

The most rewarding part of being at the Academy is watching students grow and mature.  Watching students discover the things they are passionate about never gets old.  Working with this population is never boring or dull.  I encourage our students to strive to balance their academic lives with activities that benefit their overall well-being.  I try to be a good example by striving towards my own increased physical fitness by working out on a regular basis.  Just this past summer, I finally conquered my fear of the water and learned how to swim.  Learning and exploring new things is just as important for adults as it is for our students.  My goal is to always be available for our students to help make their time at the Gatton Academy the best that it can be.

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