Cowgirl Ropes in Students with Dreams
Published on August 28, 2013 by Scott Rudeen
“There is something extremely rewarding about watching a student take a dream or a goal and create the life they want for themselves or their family,” said Shae Erhart, director of admissions at Broadview University in Layton, Utah. Shae comes from a long line of educators who instilled the importance of education in her. No wonder Shae has been so successful as an admissions representative. This success landed her the director of admissions position this quarter. However, Shae is not only helping other students fulfill their dreams—she has her own dreams.
Shae started as an admissions representative for Broadview University-Layton in July 2011. Soon afterwards she moved into the high school admissions coordinator position. During this time she also attended school. Her biggest challenge is working full-time and going to school full-time, which she claims is extremely tiring and interferes with a social life. But don’t let that fool you. Anyone who knows Shae can attest to her upbeat attitude and endless energy.
As if Shae wasn’t busy enough, she sports a cowgirl hat on her downtime to ride and train barrel racing horses. She will find any excuse to get outside and enjoy the hot summers. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and shooting guns.
Family is important to Shae and education is a close second. There was never a question of if she would go to school but where and what subject to study. Shae stated, “Knowledge is something that can never be taken away from you, and I embrace that fact immensely!”
As Shae follows her goals to continue with Broadview-Layton, she finds her education helping her further understand what she is doing on a daily basis at work and prepare for future success. After she graduates this quarter with a bachelor’s degree, she will enter the master’s program for even greater opportunities.
Advice From Shae:
“The best advice I can give students is to never give up no matter what. I understand the frustrations and the lack of time, but if I can go to school full-time, work full-time, ride and train horses, and still have a social life, then anyone can! I hear from people all the time who just wish they had kept going, but didn’t. If anything else, push through because that degree will do more for your future than you could ever imagine!”
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