I was given many different opportunities within the college and in the TLI department. I have three years of research experience that pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me analyze things very differently than before. I took on leadership roles within our ETTE program with recruiting and coordinating events to conferences. Within the college I spoke at two forums for all of the incoming freshmen in the college. Even though some of these experiences do not pertain fully to my job title they definitely prepared and encouraged me to believe that anything is possible.
Thanks go to:
First and foremost I would like to thank my parents (Terry and Amy Thayer) for their love and support throughout my college experience. They always believed in me, as it took a little longer to find my place at Purdue. I would not be who I am today without them and I hope to work just as hard as they do as I head out into the real world!
My grandparents and family for providing all the homemade food a girl could want and all the life lessons that were taught to me over the years that I will never forget.
My ETTE professors (Dr. Rogers, Dr. Mentzer and Dr. Kelley) for all of the opportunities I was given. I am happy that I found our small major as it has been the perfect fit for me!
Athletics Communications staff, especially Marcia Iles, for employing me through college (even though my concentration had nothing to do with the job requirements) and endless quantities of Puccini’s pizza; it will always reign as the best college job ever!
My boyfriend, Ross, and friends for all the memories made over the past five years.