Name: Kate (Carrico) Broshears
Year of SMHS Graduation: 2006
College/University: DePauw University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Current Position: Director of Operations Graduate Assistant - Volleyball, Ohio University
By: George T. Newhart '60
Kate is completing a dual-degree program and will receive her master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Sports Administration (MSA), and graduate later this year. The first year of Kate's program, she was a Graduate Assistant in the College of Business. In the second year of her program, Kate is the Director of Operations Graduate Assistant for the Ohio University volleyball team.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree at DePauw University, Kate worked at a marketing software company. In this role, Kate acquired skills in web design, computer software, trouble-shooting and customer service. She also interned in the NCAA Governance Department. This exposure to the business world, with the NCAA experience, led Kate to apply to Ohio University’s graduate school.
Kate feels that Scecina has made a positive impact on her life. “Scecina not only prepares students for college, but also to be outstanding community members," she said. “People at Scecina -- young, old, current students, faculty, alumni, and community members -- genuinely want to make it a welcoming place for all people,” Kate said. “Everyone goes out of his or her way to help one another, and do his or her part to build the Scecina and Eastside communities.”
Kate gives strong recognition to the Scecina mission. “My experience at Scecina taught me the value of servant leadership, of putting others’ needs before your own and leading through example in a subtle way, as a reflection of Jesus’ ministry,” she said.
Kate believes strongly that Scecina prepared her for future challenges and opportunities. As an outstanding three-sport athlete, Kate appreciated the importance of teamwork and working towards a common goal, and credits her former Scecina coaches and teammates in experiencing these early life lessons. Kate also valued the opportunity to give back through Promise to Keep, Walk-A-Thon, Right to Life, and other organizations at the school.
In Kate’s opinion, one of the many advantages that Scecina has over other schools is the opportunity for students to become involved in many diverse activities. "Consistently, Scecina students emerge from high school as phenomenally well-rounded individuals with a diverse experiential background. Students leading the Brain Game also play sports and can participate in the guitar club. Standout student-athletes have also participated in the spring musical or organized the canned food drive while volunteering for the East Deanery. Many examples exist of this diversity and I believe these experiences give Scecina students an edge."
Kate feels compelled to stay close with the Scecina family. She sees the importance of the school, not only as an outstanding educational institution, but also its support of the Eastside community. Kate believes Scecina is deserving of the continuing support of those who have benefited, and continue to benefit from the Scecina experience.
“At Scecina, there are wonderful people, who encouraged, mentored, and provided support for my classmates and me. I see it as our duty to do the same for those who come after us,” she said.
George T. Newhart, CPA, is a graduate of the Class of 1960 and member of the Scecina Board of Directors.
Posted on Thu, February 19, 2015
by Rose Timpe filed under