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April 1, 2014

RSU’s Stroble selected for Learning Advisory Council

CLAREMORE —

A Rogers State University student and staff member has been selected for a national advisory committee to help remove barriers and develop creative solutions for college students like her, who are balancing family, work and educational responsibilities. 
Jody Stroble of Claremore was selected as one of 12 nationwide to serve as a member of the 2014-15 Working Learning Advisory Council.  The council was established by the ACT Foundation, which was endowed by the ACT testing service to assist the needs of working learners. A sport management senior, Stroble is a single mom who works full time in the RSU Admissions office as a data specialist and an admissions counselor.  She has been taking nine hours a semester to reach her goal of earning her bachelor’s degree in May 2015. 
In addition, she teaches aerobics at the Claremore Super Rec Center and is a beauty consultant for Mary Kay cosmetics. She earned her associate degree in accounting from RSU in 2005.  Stroble’s appointment to the advisory council includes a $12,000 stipend and will cover her travel expenses for in-person meetings in Iowa next month and in Texas this fall. While at the Iowa meeting, she will participate in an interview for a documentary about adult learners.   
A 2002 graduate from Claremore High School, Stroble has worked in the RSU Admissions office for the past three years. 
After her planned 2015 graduation, Stroble hopes to enter a career in college athletics in a compliance or student development capacity, and she’s getting a first-hand view of this world through her current internship with the RSU Hillcat athletics department. 
“Jody works amazingly hard, both here in the office and outside of the office,” said Joy Lin Husted, RSU director of admissions. “We’re thrilled that she is going to be able to participate in this council and share her experience as an adult learner.”

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