I’m Sloan Folk; I am currently an undergraduate student at Fort Hays State University. I plan on pursuing a graduate program to further my studies in the communication field.
A little background information about me is I’m from Great Bend, Ks. Born and reared. I am a single mother to an active three-year-old little boy named Cruz. I had my son right after I graduated high school and was in my first year of college. It changed my whole life around. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s the decisions I’ve made that shaped me into the person I want to become. I went to school for a year at Barton County Community College where I graduated with my Associate of Arts degree in Speech Communications; I then when on to FHSU where I’m currently attending to receive my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations.
I started working for the Great Bend Coop Association in Great Bend when I was 15 and, still work there today. My full time job is at the Ampride branch, which is a convenience store. Where I reconcile cash, lottery, charge tickets, and accounts, handle fuel tickets, balance daily books, account for inventory both by hand and on computer, great customer service, cover shifts in case of a no show, in absence of manager answer coop phone, handle questions, and solve problems, and volunteer and work on company committees. I also, work for two elevators owned by the coop. During summer harvest I work at the Boyd elevator and in fall harvest I work at elevator C in Great Bend. My duties there include weighing all trucks loaded and empty, sample wheat, corn, milo, and soybeans; test for moisture and foreign material, making of all crop tickets, keeping of accounts, handling record books, recording incoming and outgoing grain. When I first started working for the coop it was as an after school job but, through the years as an employee for the coop it has shaped me. The skills I’ve learned from the coop I can take with me anywhere I go. I’ve grown as an individual; I know what it takes and where hard work can get you.