The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) is launching its second summer of the Career Shadow Days program for Lamar County high school students.
UWLC Executive Director Jenny Wilson explains, “This is a great opportunity for a high school junior or senior to spend a day ‘shadowing’ a professional and learn more about that particular field and explore career options.”
Students and the professional they choose to shadow will pick a day during the summer that works for both. Students can sign up for the program by emailing UWLC educational programming coordinator Sabrina Rosson at email@example.com. Professionals who would like to join the program can also email or call 903-784-6642.
Current professionals who have agreed to be shadowed by a student include: Ben Kaminar – Prosecutor, Lamar County District Attorney’s Office; Erin Lewis – Prosecutor, Lamar County District Attorney’s Office; Greg Wilson – CEO, Lamar National Bank; North Lamar Coaches – shadow during summer training camps; Mihir Pankaj – Owner, Hampton Inn & Days Inn Allan Hubbard – Executive Director, Downtown Food Pantry; Campbell Soup – Chadlee Johnston; CASA – Rochelle Harrison; CASA – CJ Joseph; Paris Housing Authority – Sally Ruthart; Paris Orthopedic Clinic – Dr. De La Garza; The Paris News Publisher Clay Carsner; Horizon House/ Meals on Wheels Executive Director Shelly Braziel; Photographer Tony Corso; City Square Executive Director Derald Bulls; Dr. Pam Anglin – President PJC; Bill Foy, Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach PJC; Jon Eubanks, Director of Physical Plant PJC; Baleigh McCoin, Director of Institutional Advancement, PJC; William Walker, Drama Faculty and Quality Enhancement Plan Leadership Team Chair, PJC; Carey Gable, English Faculty, PJC; Dr. Jack Brown, Biology Faculty and Division Chair, PJC; Amie Cato, Registrar, PJC; Paul Allen, President Lamar County Chamber of Commerce; Constable Steven Hill; and Julie Tidwell, Director of Rehab at Stillhouse Rehab and Healthcare. .
Wilson adds, “I want to thank all those professionals who agreed to be a part of this program! Their willingness to be shadowed by a student shows their commitment to our community and support of our young people!”
For more information on the United Way of Lamar County and its programs, call 903-784-6642 or visit www.lamarcountyuw.org.