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Upward Bound Alumni 2005

Jamila Bell
Jamila Bell
Jamila was in UB from 2003-05 and graduated from Clinton High School in 2005. She currently attends the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and is majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Public Administration. Jamila works for JC Penney’s as a Footwear Specialist and lives in Clinton.

Jenny (Jones) Crawford

Jenny was in UB from 2004-05 and graduated from Elk City High School in 2005. She attended the Western Oklahoma Technology Center in Burns Flat. Jenny is married to Andrew, who is a former UB student and they are living in Sayre, Oklahoma.

Comments: I attended UB in 2004 and 2005. I make some amazing memories and friends. That is where I met my husband. We got married in 2007 and are currently expecting our first child. I have a license in web design from the Burns Flat Vo-tech. I have not finished my degree at SWOSU because I wanted to make sure to have a healthy baby.

Jennifer Lynn (Harris) Decker

Jennifer was in UB from 2002-2005 and she graduated from Hobart High School in 2005. She attended the Western Technology Center where she graduated in 2006 with a CNA degree and is currently attending Western Oklahoma State College majoring in Medical Office Assistant. Jennifer is married to Robert Decker and they live in Hobart with their two children.

Comments: I am currently going to Western Oklahoma State College online to get my associates in medical office assistant. I have been married since ‘05 and have two wonderful children. UB was a blast and I had a lot of fun.

Robert was in UB from 2002-05 and he graduated from Sayre High School in 2005. He is currently attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University and he is majoring in Psychology. Robert is employed by the US National Guard as a 25B. He currently resides in Weatherford, OK.

Rachel Giacometi
Rachel Giacometti

Rachel was in UB from 2003-05 and graduated from Weatherford High School in 2005.  She currently attends Southwestern Oklahoma State University majoring in Theatre and Communications.  Rachel is employed at SWOSU in the Theatre Workshop and she lives in Weatherford, OK.

Comments:  I'm currently working in the theatre workshop and volunteering my time acting as well as designing.  So far I have done a costume design for four shows that have been at SWOSU and I won an award for “The Drawer Boy” when we took the show to Lawton for ACTF.  At the moment, I am designing the set for the next children's show at SWOSU which is “The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater”.

Kyle was in UB from 2000-05 and graduated from Elk City High School in 2005.  He currently attends Southwestern Oklahoma State University majoring in History.  Kyle is employed at the Chris Pollman Karate Academy as an assistant karate instructor and he lives in Canute, OK.

Comments:  Been trying to finish my G.E.'s in order to continue on my major of History.  Hoping to teach at a university outside Oklahoma if possible.  Hoping this year to secure my minor or possible second major, strong tendency toward social psych.  My hope goes out to all those who wish to brave college life and best wishes for you.
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