Blake Killen – Athens State University

I hablake-killend been an on again-off again student every since I graduated high school. I had changed my major several times, and wasn’t sure that I would ever get a college degree. I had a friend who was in the Physical Education program at Athens State, and he got me into contact with Dr. Yvette Bolen. I started at Athens State in the Fall of 2011.

Several faculty members at ASU wrote letters and made phone calls that helped me land my first teaching job with Huntsville City Schools. I am now living my dream of teaching PE and coaching football, I am also a graduate student at The University of West Alabama.

The Physical Education department at Athens State University not only prepared me to be an effective teacher, but they also helped me make connections that would be crucial in helping me to advance my career. I can honestly say that nothing that I’ve accomplished this far would have been possible without Athens State University.

Going to Athens State was one of the best decisions I ever made, and I always encourage others that want to get into education to attend Athens State University! I can honestly say that nothing that I’ve accomplished this far would have been possible without Athens State University.