Name: Stacy Rhodes
Position: Secretary, TRIO program
How long have you been at WC? Three years
What were your previous jobs? I worked for Weatherford ISD for 12 years as PEIMS and attendance clerk at Juan Seguin Elementary. I also worked for the WISD Community Education Kids Unite Program. This is a wonderful afterschool program and summer camp program for students with working parents.
What is the best part of your job? Working at Weatherford College is such a blessing to me. I enjoy working with my TRIO family and helping students gain knowledge about going to college. Weatherford College Talent Search Program takes students on tours to different colleges. The Talent Search students are able to get exposure and to experience what a college campus really would be like. They experience walking and dining on campus. They get to talk to college students, faculty and staff.
What are your favorite things to do when you are not working? I love to bake! I have recently taken a food handlers class so I can start selling my baked goods publicly. I specialize in baking decorative cake balls. When I am not baking, I spend my time with family and friends.
What was your favorite vacation? My favorite vacation or I should say vacations are with my family when we go camping. We have many adventures camping in different state parks all around Texas.
What event helped shape your life? Growing up here in Weatherford, graduating from WHS and then taking classes at Weatherford College. I meet my future husband through a classmate who happen to be her older brother. This took place at the art show in spring of 1988. From there we married in 1990, and we have two wonderful children. My son graduated from WC with his associates and just this past December graduated with his bachelors from Stephen F. Austin University. My daughter is attending Weatherford College presently and will finish her associates this semester. I applaud both of my children – first generational students! Working here at Weatherford College Talent Search Program, I have come to learn and appreciate the real struggles of educating high school students and their parents about the pathway to college.
Who is the most famous person you have personally met? During my high school senior year, I had the privilege of meeting Charlie Pride. I was the photography editor at the time for the high school newspaper. The editor, our teacher and I went to meet with him at his office in Dallas to interview him. What a wonderful and accomplished man.
Why is campus life important? Campus life is important so the student feels connected to other students and to their professors. Student can have connections in extracurricular activities. Talent Search help its students who will be attending WC connect to Student Support Services. SSS is a TRIO program that helps student’s complete college by providing support and activities to improve the connectivity of college students.
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