NORTH PLATTE – Kandace Ward has been selected as the Business Student of the Month for January by the North Platte Community College Business Division.
Kandace is simply the ideal student, said Ann Reichle, NPCC accounting instructor. She is always prepared for class, is so bright and is really involved with campus life. She is making the most of her experience at NPCC, and I am very excited to see whats ahead for her.
Ward, a Tryon native, graduated from McPherson County High School in 2015. She is currently studying business administration and accounting at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte and is expected to graduate in May of 2017.
I chose MPCC because it was close to home, and it offered the degree I was seeking, said Ward. The college went one step further and showed me that I was able to complete two degrees with one set of classes.
It took a single visit for her to realize she would fit right in at MPCC.
I was immediately comfortable with the staff and was pleased to see faces that I already knew, said Ward. That made the transition from home to college easier. The staff has since introduced me to new things and inspired me to go further than just going through the motions of college.
As an example, Ward has become involved with Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), an organization that strives to unite business and education through innovative leadership and career development programs. She is currently the colleges PBL chapter vice president.
Through PBL, Ive been able to make a difference I wouldnt have made otherwise, said Ward.
She is also a member of the MPCC Leadership Class, competes on the MPCC Rodeo Team and recently made it onto the Presidents List for her academic skills.
All that and more happened within my first semester, said Ward. I am ecstatic to find out what the rest of my time at MPCC has to offer.
Her plans for the future are to complete her degrees and move into the workforce.
My ultimate goal is to have my Professional Bull Riding secretary card and travel all over the United States working within the organization, said Ward. I also plan to be in the American Bucking Bull, Inc. office, working to further the genetics of the animal athletes of rodeo.
In her spare time, Ward enjoys riding cutting horses and traveling with her family. Her parents are Mark and Kelly Ward of Tryon.