**For Immediate Release**
Graduate Enjoys Work at Alma Mater
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 10-04-05
by Rebecca Bichsel
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
graduates students with science degrees who are well
prepared to continue their education or start a career.
Sometimes we even get lucky enough to have one return
to teach at OPSU. Shelli Plymesser Roberston graduated
from OPSU in May of 2003 with degrees in biology and
animal science. She is now teaching chemistry at OPSU
and is currently working on a master’s degree in
biology at West Texas A&M
University in Canyon, Texas.
As a student at OPSU, Robertson was
active in Alpha Zeta and Alpha Chi. She also received
the Presidential scholarship as well as Panhandle Foundation
scholarships and was nominated for Who’s Who Among
American College Students.
Robertson has taught in the OPSU
chemistry department for two years, teaching some of
the same classes that she took as an undergraduate student.
She enjoys her work because of the familiarity of the
program and the people she works with. Robertson has
found her undergraduate courses to be not only beneficial
to her teaching, but they also fully prepared her for
graduate work. “Some of the classes
I took here really help me with my graduate classes. Sometimes
I am only one of a few who has already learned something
that we are currently covering in class at WT.” Robertson
also believes that the small class size and one-on-one
interaction with her professors at OPSU was extremely valuable
to her education and career.
Robertson’s husband, Jason,
works for CRI Feeders of Guymon, Okla. They have two
children, Bailey, 6, and Braden, 3.