I came to Panhandle State because of the well-known and successful education department. The small classes were also a bonus because I enjoy getting extra help when needed.Emily Elliot
Elliott plays for the Women’s Soccer team as a center midfielder. As a member of the program, she found pride in being one of the firsts among the program. She stated, “I was most excited to be a part of the new soccer program and its upbringing. My high school soccer program was in its second year just like when I arrived at OPSU.”
She came to Panhandle State because of the reputation of the education department. Elliott said, “I came to Panhandle State because of the well-known and successful education department. The small classes were also a bonus because I enjoy getting extra help when needed. “
In her time here, she has grown from the support of a small community. “My favorite thing about Panhandle State is the small community which brings lots of support for all activities on campus. This allows everyone to become familiar with each other, which makes the campus feel vibrant and the professors and students approachable.”, she noted.
After graduation, she plans to stay in the area with her fiancé and teach at one of the Panhandle area schools. Her goal is to bring more soccer to the Panhandle area’s smaller schools and start more summer athletic programs for kids to have more options.