Sep 20, 2023
Goodwell, Okla. — For a number of Oklahoma Panhandle State University students, the commencement ceremony on May 10th will not be the end of an educational journey but the mark of the start of the next chapter.
Kyler Jenkins and Bethany Schultz, with acceptance letters from the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, have recently learned that they are two of these students that will embark on a new journey following graduation.
Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Kyler will graduate from Panhandle State with a Biology degree. During his time as a student at Panhandle State, Kyler has been an active member of Student Senate, Science Club, and the BCM Leadership Team in addition to serving as the Chair of the Campus Improvements Committee. In the future, Kyler plans to own and manage his own large animal practice.
Kyler commented on his time as a student, “Panhandle has helped me achieve my goal of going to vet school by equipping me with a quality, affordable education. Doc Collins and many other professors have helped me greatly along the way. From writing a letter of recommendation to always being available for help outside of class I could not have possibly done it without their help. It has taken a lot of hard work and a lot of time to get here and I could not have possibly done it without Panhandle State.
Being accepted into vet school is a dream come true. I have dreamed of being a vet since first grade. Being accepted has me ecstatic and relieved all at the same time. I can’t wait to see what the future entails and to see what God has planned for me.”
An Animal Science major, Bethany comes to Goodwell from Durango, Colo. As a student, Bethany has been a member of Block and Bridle, Collegiate FFA, Alpha Zeta, Student Senate in addition to serving as an Aggie Ambassador and working in the Firestone Meat Lab. Bethany’s goal after graduating vet school is to take over the family ranch and practice large and/or mixed animal medicine.
She said, “Panhandle gave me the education and resources I needed to not only get accepted into vet school but also prepare me for the challenges ahead. I am ecstatic about being accepted into vet school it has been my dream all my life! I am excited about the future and I hope I can find great opportunities ahead!”
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