OU CKI Speakers


On January 4, 2016, we enjoyed a half hour of appreciation and pride when officers of our club's University of Oklahoma Circle K Club, aka OU CKI, came to talk about themselves--ambitious, multitalented, intelligent young people, leadership, service to the campus and community, and competition at the DCON, the upcoming district CKI convention. Our club's service/leadership groups are not only our future, but they are in a highly energetic, tech savvy way magnify what civic clubs do.


Bios of some of the speakers:

Rosa Tran is the service chair of OU CKI. She is currently majoring in microbiology for premedical studies. After serving as a member and president of Key Club in her hometown of Mustang, she joined CKI where she is advancing from service chair to copresident. When she is not studying, she is working or volunteering. 

Jessica Thompson is a senior at OU studying environmental sustainability with a focus in planning and management. Jessica joined CKI during the second semester of her freshman year. She has held the position of secretary and editor throughout her years as a member. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading and playing the violin. 

Rodney Gottschalk is the treasurer of the OU chapter. Rodney is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in English. Rodney has actively volunteered in many different capacities but is new to the Kiwanis family. Rodney's favorite volunteering experience with Circle K was the Spotlight event to benefit the Eliminate project. When Rodney isn't volunteering, he is enjoys working or being active. 

Emily Sharp is the president of OU CKI. She is a junior double majoring in mechanical engineering and film and media studies. After serving as a member and president of Key Club in her hometown of Edmond, she joined CKI where she advanced from freshmen representative to vice-president and now president. When she is not studying, she is working, volunteering, making films, watching films or sleeping. This spring and summer semester she will be interning for Kimberly Clark at their facility in Paris, Texas.