Hometown: Cadiz, Kentucky
High School: Trigg County High School
Degree: Occupational safety and health
Robert Deason is a senior at Murray State University seeking his occupational safety and health degree. This is his story.
Activities & Organizations
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Intramural sports
- The net at First Baptist Church
Who has influenced you the most in your life and why?
My biggest role model is my grandfather, Kenneth Deason. I admire his work ethic and sacrifices. At an early age, his family needed his help to provide, so he left his schooling and went straight to work.
What first sparked your interest in your chosen field?
My aunt has been a safety professional for years and always talked about how much she enjoyed it. Through talking to her and online research, I became very interested in the field.
What do you want to do after graduation?
After graduation, I want to find a career in the safety field, close to western Kentucky.
Why did you select Murray State?
I chose Murray State for a variety of reasons. From its affordability, proximity to home and well-respected occupational safety and health program, Murray State was the one for me.
Who is one of your favorite professors and why?
One of my favorite professors is Traci Byrd from the occupational safety and health department. She never fails to tell stories and make jokes in order to make the content relatable and enjoyable.
What is one of your favorite Murray State traditions/experiences?
I love the Shoe Tree at Murray State. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but it represents the relationships that Murray State University has created over the last 98 years.
What is something you've accomplished at Murray State that you're most proud of and why are you proud of it?
Transferring into a respectable occupational safety and health program, I was nervous about performing well in all my classes. I am very proud to have made the Dean's List here at Murray State.
What do you think sets Murray State apart from other universities?
Murray State provides you with all of the opportunities to help you achieve your goals, at an affordable price. As a student, I feel at home on campus and in the community of Murray, Kentucky.
For a prospective student considering which college to attend, why do you think they should consider attending Murray State?
No other college can give you the community, support, and education like Murray State can.