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April Model Ram - Kristie Caples

February 28, 2017

This month’s Model Ram is Kristie Caples. Kristie is an ASU alumni and the Family Self Sufficiency Supervisor at the San Angelo Housing Authority. In her spare time, Kristie enjoys camping, fishing, sports, and playing with her two sons. 

 

Please give us a little bit of your background, your hobbies, what you like to do you in your spare time, etc. 

I was born and raised in San Angelo. I attended Lakeview high school and then went on to ASU for a degree in Kinesiology with a teaching certification. After I finished that degree, I decided to pursue a degree in social work.  Some of my hobbies include camping, fishing, and sports. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and play with my rambunctious boys, who are 4 and 5 years old.

What is your current occupation?

I am currently the Family Self Sufficiency Supervisor at the San Angelo Housing Authority.

In what ways did ASU help you to achieve your goals after graduation?  

After graduation I started working at River Crest hospital, which sparked my interest in social work. The skills I learned definitely allowed me to achieve everything that I have so far. At the Housing Authority, I get to share my experience with people and let them know that if I was able to do it, they can also achieve their goals as well.

What skills did you take away from ASU?

Through my classes at ASU, I feel I learned to be a better researcher and also communicate better, which has been very beneficial throughout my career.

Were there any faculty or staff that made a difference for you during your time at ASU? 

Over time at ASU there were several staff that showed how much they really care about students. These are the professors that kept me in their classes, even when I wanted to drop the course. A little encouragement is sometimes all a student needs to be successful, and those professors helped me be successful.

What is one of your fondest memories of ASU?

Playing intramural volleyball with the friends I went to high school with and receiving my graduation ring.

Can you please provide a quote about your experience at ASU/what ASU means to you?

ASU is a great school that has really helped me become the person I am today. I was the first to attend college in my family and hope that my children will also go to college.  It doesn’t matter which school they want to attend, but if it is ASU I know they will get out of it everything that they put in.