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Holt Returns to Arkansas Tech

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Arkansas Tech graduate Aubrey Holt has been selected as the new coordinator of evening outreach.

Holt graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and earned a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She said she is excited about returning to Tech because she had such a positive experience as an undergraduate.

Holt will be working with the spirit squads and the Alcohol and Other Drug education program on campus.

“I am hoping to provide more education regarding Arkansas Tech’s stance on alcohol and other drugs and provide resources and alternatives for students,” she said.

Additionally, she said she is excited to see the spirit squads continue to increase their skill level and bring out school spirit across campus.

As she makes the transition from student to employee, Holt is well-versed in Arkansas Tech traditions, and hopes to bring exciting new programs to campus.

“I am anxious to pay it forward to the current and incoming students.  After four years traveling across the country and living in three other states, it feels great to be back at Tech,” she said.

After graduation, she served as an educational leadership consultant for Delta Zeta Sorority. She said this prepared her for working in higher education as she traveled to more than 50 campuses in the United States helping collegiate women develop leadership skills.

“This was an amazing experience, and it opened my eyes to new ideas and other opportunities that college campuses can offer,” Holt said.

While working on her master’s degree, Holt served as the graduate assistant for Student Activities. In that role, she worked with Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, Up ‘til Dawn, Alternative Spring Break and several leadership initiatives.

In her previous position, Holt learned many skills from seasoned college administrators that will transfer to working at a university.

“Creativity is very important to keep the students’ attention and ensure they are learning as well as having fun.”