CHADRON – Eliza Hare of Valley, Nebraska, is the Chadron State College September Project Strive/TRiO Student of the Month.
Hare, a junior, studies business administration with a focus in accounting and minors in creative writing.
CSC became Hare’s academic home in August 2016 after short stints at Wayne State College and Metro Community College. Hare, who will earn an undergraduate degree in May 2019, plans to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration and earn enough credits to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.
She said she chose CSC because of the business program and the helpful professors within the department. Hare also said the college's location confirmed her decision.
“The campus is beautiful,” Hare said. “I love it here.”
Shortly after she started classes, Hare joined Project Strive/TRiO. She said a good friend was in the program and thought Hare would like it.
Hare said the atmosphere, helpfulness and availability of the Project Strive/TRiO staff are what she enjoys most about the program. Hare said she also appreciates the academic support the program provides.
Jennifer Schaer, director of Project Strive/TRiO, serves as Hare’s main adviser and said she is a great student and individual.
“Eliza is always smiling and makes a bad day better,” Schaer said. “She takes every challenge that she is given and successfully excels.”
Hare said several people have positively influenced her at CSC, specifically Schaer and Resident Director Mariah Nelson.
In addition to her involvement with Project Strive/TRiO, Hare is a Resident Advisor in Andrews Hall, works in the King Library and is president of The Nest.
Hare said her favorite campus events are the activities hosted by RLA.
Hare said her favorite class has been Composing a Public Life (CAP 469I) taught by Dr. Lee Miller, professor of English and Humanities.
Whenever she has free time, Hare said she enjoys reading and taking walks on local hiking trails on campus or at Chadron State Park.
—Kelsey R. Brummels, College Relations