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Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith

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Oklahoma City, OK

Describe your senior year in 3 words.

Inspired by Love

What advice would you give to next year's freshman class?

Enjoy your time! There are so many great opportunities on this campus for students. As you build a community, you'll feel more at home.

For students who are new to the OKC area, what is one place they should visit or restaurant they should try?

Freebirds World Burrito

What will you miss most about OCU?

I will miss being surrounded by such passionate people who are driven to pursue their goals. It is inspiring to see how we grow over time.

What professor or staff member stands out from your time here, and why?

Dr. Starkey - He considers others' opinions and strives to incorporate new interesting ways to teach his courses. The effort he makes to get to know every student in his classes is also impressive. It helps build a genuine connection. Lastly, I enjoy listening to his religious philosophy.

What was your most memorable moment from this school year?

My most memorable moment was presenting my capstone. I felt I had grown a lot during the writing process. My capstone was personal to me and I enjoyed being able to share my research with others.

What is one thing you'd like to say to your family and/or friends on your graduation day?

There aren't enough words to describe my appreciation for all of you. Y'all have been my inspiration and strength to make it this far. It feels so unreal, but I couldn't be any more joyful I was blessed to see this day.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to accept an offer I've received from Teach For America!