Kaley Conner

A true OPSU national champion, Kaley Conner, grew up in the small town of Keyes, OK with a high school graduating class of six people.

Kaley Conner

This university has helped me grow as an individual and has equipped me with the tools I need to continue striving for success.

Kaley Conner

The small-town feel and being close to family is why Panhandle State was her choice. She is nearing the end of her college career, as she will graduate this spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in marketing, and a minor in English.

While attending OPSU Kaley has been an active member of many groups on campus such as the cheer team, a writer and editor of The Collegian, and a member of the Panhandle Chorale. She is currently the vice president of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and the student government senator. She has brought back two national top-six placements in business competitions with PBL.

PBL Advisor, Kim Smith commented, “Kaley is an exceptional student that will be able to accomplish anything she sets her sights on. It has been a joy to watch her grow and develop through coursework as well as extracurriculars such as PBL, SGA, and competing for Miss Panhandle State among the many things she is actively involved in on and off campus.”

She credits OPSU for the lessons she has learned. “This university has helped me grow as an individual and has equipped me with the tools I need to continue striving for success. Panhandle State has come to feel like home to me.”

Dr. Sara Hitch, Department Chair of Business Administration stated, “As a student, Kaley is a dream in class. She is very involved and dedicated, and so incredibly bright. As a PBL member, she has willingly stepped in to help where needed and taken on more leadership roles as the years went on.”

When not in classes, Kaley works full time as a reporter for The Guymon Daily Herald. She enjoys taking long drives and listening to music. Outside of work and school, she finds herself writing poetry and hopes to someday become published, whether it be her poetry, scholarly articles, or even a novel.

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