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Career Services Hosts "What's Your Story"

Nov. 12, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

WhatsYourStoryCoverStory By: Mikah Boyd

November is National Career Development Month and SHSU Career Services is celebrating by hosting their annual “What’s Your Story?” week. The series begins on Nov. 19 and ends Nov. 21, with different panelists from five different career paths speaking daily.

The event is set up so that students taking UNIV 1301 can attend in order to get credit for class, but everyone is welcome. All are invited to go listen to the panelists, regardless of their major and learn about other careers.

Moderators for the panel are members of the SHSU student-led public relations firm, Priority One.

“In each of these five events, students will have the opportunity to hear professionals describe their own paths from college to career.  They are relatable and real in talking about the challenges they faced as well as their successes,” Career Services Director Pam Laughlin said.


The details for each of the panels are as follows:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Lowman Student Center, room 241B

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panelists for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences include:

Nicole Pope, Communications Coordinator at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Annel Guadalupe, District Representative in the Texas Senate

Chuck Orrico, CEO and Owner of DYONYX

Gabby Garcia, Admissions Coordinator/Case Manager at Bayes Achievement Center

Adam Hit, Analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Tuesday, Nov. 19

Garrett Teacher Education Center, room 279

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Panelists for the College of Education include:

Brian Kroeger, Executive Director of Human Resources at Splendora ISD

Sandra Moore Ed. D., Executive Director of Human Resources at Richardson ISD

Chris Corson, Recruitment and Retention Specialist at Conroe ISD

Leroy Morales, Executive Director of Human Resources at Huntsville ISD

Health Sciences

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Lowman Student Center, room 241A

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Panelists for the College of Health Sciences include:

Aimee McFarlane, RN at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Operating Room

Justin Bickford, Director of Rehab at Justin Bickford LLC

Shelby Belt, Administrative Associate at the College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions

JoAnna Hendricks, Ms, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital

Criminal Justice

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Criminal Justice Courtroom

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Panelists for the College of Criminal Justice include:

Angela Daniel, Postal Inspector at the United States Postal Inspection Service

Shanna Nelson, Deputy US Marshall at the US Marshall’s Office

Tamara Young-Niquette, Coordinator of Victim Services at the Homicide/Violent Crime Unit

Stephen Ingram, Warden at Texas Parks and Wildlife

Gigi Joyner, Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Adam Hit, Analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Thursday, Nov. 21

Lowman Student Center, room 230A

9:30 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.

Panelists for STEM include:

Erica Kuhlman, Chemist I for Innospec Oilfield Services

Mariah Ochoa, Institutional Research Analyst at Sam Houston State University

Bryan Rathke, DDS at Rathke Family Dentistry

Jesse Zavala, M.S., F-ABC, Forensic Chemist II at Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

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