In December of 2007, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Still to this day, I believe some of my greatest memories come from my college experience. I was very lucky to have met wonderful people and to have been a part of great clubs and organizations as a student.
Here I am with my wonderful UA Fort Smith Gamma Phi Sisters
As soon as I graduated I decided to be a free bird and move to Lubbock, Texas. My sister and her family were the only people I knew in the Lone Star state, and with the wonderful chapter ending at UA Fort Smith, I decided to take a chance on a new journey. I moved after Christmas of 2007, and in March of 2007 I met the man that I would later call my husband.
Our Wedding - June 6, 2009
David is from Lubbock and he is finishing up his degree at Texas Tech University, where he is a Civil Engineering major. He is truly my best friend and greatest supporter.
David & Me
Even though I graduated with a Early Childhood Degree, I learned so much about working with people and how to manage different tasks by being at UA Fort Smith. I used that knowledge and put it into action when I moved into the business world. I currently work for Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions as their Retail Analyst.
I enjoy my job greatly and I'm able to travel throughout the USA and even back to Arkansas at least four times a year. I never dreamed that I would travel to New York, LA, and Minneapolis, especially since I only had been to 5 states in my whole life before I took this job. David and I also like to travel and we decided to celebrate our first anniversary in New York City.
David and I on our dream vacation!
When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with our families and friends. I also have managed to keep myself busy by being involved at our church as a children's choir leader and a cheer coach. In 2010, my sister and I also started a small business of baking and providing sweets for parties.
Sisters' Sweets: Famous Sugar Cookies
I'm extremely blessed to live this life and I know that a lot of doors wouldn't have been opened for me if I did not attend UA Fort Smith. I look forward to the next chapters in my journey and I can't wait to see the future success that UA Fort Smith will bring their students, community, and the state of Arkansas.
My Family: David, Brooke, and Barley
Read more about Brooke on her blog at http://thegreenlife-06-06-09.blogspot.com