Glass Graduates from UCO
My name is Skylee Glass, and I am the daughter of Dion Glass. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with cum laude honors.
While attending school I was the public relations chair for the Native American Student Association. This organization allowed me to use passion for advocating for the Native American culture on campus.
I was also the public relations chair for the Peer Health Leadership program. In this program I was able to offer specialized training in health and wellness to improve overall campus life. I am also the hospitality chair for the Central Council on Family Relations organization.
This program allowed me to participate in the creation and dissemination of the best practices, including professional standards regarding family relations.
I am also a member of the Broncho Buddies organization on campus. Broncho buddies is an interculture program dedicated to connecting international students with domestic students to provide the best possible cultural experience. I was able to support my buddy’s life in America by helping them find resources for daily living.
I also experienced and participated in culture nights dedicated to informing students of numerous cultures from all over the world.
I plan to further my education by attending the University College Cork in Ireland next fall. I will be studying Applied Psychology and researching evidenced-based services within Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
My long-term career goal is to return to the Native American boarding school I grew up near with high skill level and knowledge allowing me to effectively implement behavioral therapy.
Specifically, I hope to open a counseling center in my hometown dedicated to work with underserved Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) youth and families as such resources should be more readily available to this group. Mental health care is a basic human right, not a privilege.
– Skylee Glass