Western Kentucky University

Celeste Happeny

Celeste Happeny

Celeste Happeny

Educational Background

I got a Bachelor's of General Studies here at Western Kentucky University. I emphasized in Social and Behavioral Sciences. It was pretty much wide open to whatever you wanted to take, so I took a lot of Folk Studies and Anthropology classes.

Professional Background

Once I graduated school, I mainly worked in customer service or as an office assistant. When I lost my last job, I decided that it was a good opportunity to come back to school.

Why Folklore?

When I was originally an undergrad, I wanted to be an archaeologist. When I decided to come back to school, I wanted something in that same area, but I knew archaeology wouldn't be the right fit for me. I was looking through the catalog, when I read about the Historic Preservation Track, I said, "That's it! I know it! I'm going for it!"

Fun Fact

I like learning! Also, I'm married and we have a 12-year old daughter.

What's a favorite word or phrase that sounds like a swear word?


I have a tendency, if I'm really upset, to say, "Son of a biscuit-eating bulldog!"
 Last Modified 9/28/13