After graduating from Shallowater High School, I began my college career at South Plains College as a Business Administration major, with my first semester's tuition fully paid for (partially funded by the Shallowater Education Foundation Scholarship). In addition to my classes, as a student at SPC, I have had the privilege of participating in several intramural sports and cheering in the student section at basketball games, being a Campus Ambassador my sophomore year (giving tours to prospective students), and winning the 2016 Miss Caprock Scholarship Pageant (I will crown the next winner in November 2017). I have also been on the Dean's List my first semester at SPC, and the President's List the last three semesters.
I will graduate from South Plains College in May 2017, and I will continue my education at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business as a marketing major.
I cannot express my gratitude enough to all that aided in making this adventure possible for me--you truly do not understand the impact you have on our lives as students.
Thank you so much!
Former SEF Scholarship Recipient, Sharon Harkey, is currently finishing her BBA at Wayland Baptist University, and plans to pursue an MBA as well. She currently works as the Accountant for the Texas Tech Law School Foundation. We are so very pleased with her success and wish her many more graduations!
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Hi everyone! I am finishing up my sophomore year at Pepperdine University, pursuing a degree in Journalism and Advertising, and truly enjoying every second. In my time at Pepperdine, I have become involved in many different avenues on campus, including working as a staff writer for The Graphic, our student newspaper, volunteering through the Pepperdine Volunteer Center, winning back-to-back championships with my intramural basketball team, and serving as the communications chair for my sorority, Pi Beta Phi. Over the past two years, I have learned that there is nothing quite like being surrounded by selfless, inspirational, ambitious people with unbound potential. I have learned to cherish every cafeteria dinner with housemates, and every car ride sing along down Pacific Coast Highway. I have learned to wake up early just to catch the sunrise, and to always stop and smell the flowers. Most of all, however, I have learned how truly blessed and thankful I am for the town I was raised in. Shallowater High School and organizations like the Shallowater Education Foundation challenged me to chase my dreams, pursue my passions, and to never be afraid to make a difference, and that is something I will forever be grateful for. Thank you so much again for everything!
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