KU WOMEN DISTINCTION
Ra’el G. Augare-Deal
Graduate Student, Health Services Administration
Other Achievements or Honors
Four year intercollegiate athlete at Haskell Indian Nations University-
What led you to your area of study/field of interest?
Finding out who I am and what interests me is what led me to my area of study. I have always believed that I must be happy with my area of interest in order to be sucessful in my career.
What honor, achievement or accomplishment is most meaningful to you? Why?
My academic achievements and accomplishments are the most meaningful to me. Thoughout my years as a student I have met many wonderful mentors and have had opportunities that I would not have otherwise had if I weren't successful as a student.
Who has been influential or had a significant impact on your life?
My parents have been the most influential in my sucesses and have had their own significant impacts on my life. My husband's unending love and support will never go unnoticed. The creator has kept my spirit strong and has allowed me to believe; along with all those at the University of Kansas and Haskell who have served as mentors to me throughout the years. Thank you.
Why do you believe it is important to recognize women for their accomplishments?
It is important to recognize women for their accomplishments in the same way it is important to recognize "anyone" for an accomplishment: This recognition serves as a motivation tool for the individual recognized (women) and also motivates others (women) to step out of their comfort zones to accomplish what may SEEM far fetched.
What is a most favorite/least favorite memory as a student?
The feeling after a test has been taken...ha, ha. Meeting new people and serving as a mentor and role model to others.
What is your definition of success?
Setting a goal and achieving it. No matter how big or small that goal may be.
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