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Student Spotlight: Hannah Haase

Panhandle State Communications on 06/25/2020

Hannah Haase, a Newman Grove, Nebraska native, has made Panhandle State her home away from home. She was drawn to OPSU for its size and offering a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness. Haase commented. "Coming to OPSU gave me this opportunity, plus striking out on my own in a new state."

She is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2021 with degrees in Accounting and Agribusiness. Hannah's bright personality has made an impact on campus life by being involved in clubs. She is currently the Student Government Association President as well as a member of FFA and PBL.

Kim Smith, a Professor and Student Government Advisor stated, "Hannah is awesome to work with both in the classroom and around campus on various projects. She truly is an advocate for the student experience and represents the student body well as President. Her strong work ethic will take her anywhere she wants to go in life."

Haase continues to leave her mark on all faculty, staff, and students. "My favorite thing about Panhandle State is the people I have met within the three years I have been here. These friendships are ones I hope to maintain long after graduation."

On the topic of COVID-19, Hannah talks about it has affected her family. “COVID-19 has not affected me a lot. I am considered an essential worker, so I was able to still go to work. I am currently working for an ag consultant company, managing the chemical warehouse. However, both my mom and sister are in the nursing field and it has truly changed their lives.”

When Hannah is not busy with campus activities and working on her degrees, she enjoys traveling and floating the river as much as she can. As her time comes to a close next spring, she plans to stay in the Panhandle area.