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2014/2015 CALENDAR 

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 26 - 30, 2014
Thanksgiving Break

December 2, 2014
Northern Kentucky Information Session

December 2, 2014
Maysville Information Session

December 3, 2014
Ashland Community Information Session

December 3, 2014
Rowan County Information Session

December 8-12, 2014
Finals Week

December 9, 2014
Liberty Information Session

December 12, 2014
Lexington Information Session

Dec. 12, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015
Winter Break

January 24, 2015
Final Preview Day

February 1, 2015
Application Due Date

February 28, 2015
Interview Day

Ms. Beth Hawke

Ms. Beth Hawke

Assistant Director, Student Life

Office:  FS 303
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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