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EHA Spotlight Archive

Space and Aviation Student Spencer Franklin


Name: Spencer Franklin

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Degree: B.S. Aerospace Administration and Operations: option in Aviation Management and Aerospace Security

Graduation date: December 2017

What made you pursue a career in aviation?

Aviation is something my father and I have been passionate about since I was young. My lifelong goal has been to become a pilot and my experience in the College of Education, Health and Aviation has made my dream a reality. I’m proud to have made the most of the opportunities afforded to me by this wonderful university. I earned by pilot’s license through OSU in 2015 and I have 250 flight hours to date! (more)

EHA Alumni Jamie Hooyman


Name: Jamie Hooyman

Hometown: Trenton, Missouri

OSU Degree: Ph.D. Education, Applied Educational Studies, focus in Exercise Science (2003)

What is your current job? I am the provost at Northwest Missouri State University.

You have been named as the first female provost at Northwest. What does that recognition mean to you?

I am honored. When an outstanding academic university such as Northwest chooses you to be their academic leader you are faced with the realization that it is now your responsibility to carry on a proud history while laying the groundwork for the future.  Being the first woman to hold this position is gratifying, but I am confident my past history has prepared me to do justice to this honor. So I can tell you, I don’t feel so much like a trailblazer because I have been influenced and mentored by some of the smartest and strongest women I have known. However, as a mother of three daughters, leading by example and showing them you can be a good mother and leader – well, that’s really a great thing. (more)


Name: Kane Mach

Hometown: Antigo, Wisconsin

Degree: Ph.D. Educational Psychology

Expected Graduation Date: May 2019

Research Interests: At risk youth, adverse childhood experiences, behavior and classroom management, teacher education, instruction and assessment/evaluation

Current Job: Fifth-grade teacher at Will Rogers Elementary School, EHA Graduate Research and Teaching Associate

What do you love most about teaching?

I love getting to spend time making a positive impact on the lives of my students, being a proud contributor to the success of the Stillwater community and sharing how beautiful and amazing mathematics is with my students. They think I’m crazy, and I love it! (more)

EHA Alumni Rachel Earnhardt


Name: Rachel Earnhardt

Hometown: Springfield, Missouri

Degree: B.S. Aerospace Administration and Operations, Professional Pilot option

Graduation Date: May 2017

Current Job: Flight instructor with Lufthansa Aviation Training in Goodyear, Arizona through the United Airlines Career Path Program.

How did the College of Education, Health and Aviation prepare you for life after college? My professors and flight instructors at OSU prepared me well for the leap into the real world following graduation.  Without them, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to learn, connect and explore the world of aviation. (more)

EHA Student Shelbi Gambrell


Name: Shelbi Gambrell

Hometown: Meeker, Oklahoma

Degree: Elementary Education

Expected Graduation Date: May 2019

What are you currently involved in on campus? I am currently serving as the College of Education, Heath and Aviation Student Council president, which I have been a member of since I was a freshman. I am also a member of the Student Alumni Board and Homecoming Steering Committee. In the past, I have served on the Freshman Representative Council, CowboyThon and EHA Week steering committee. (more)