Thursday, July 10, 2008

Class of '98 Today...

Rhiannon (Bent) Goble

After Viewmont I went to Southern Utah University where I got a BA in communication with an emphasis in journalism and interpersonal communication. Looking back it seems like I made it my goal to become super student, writing for the student newspaper and lit magazine, being in student government, and leading various honor societies. I loved school so much that when I graduated I moved right on to grad school at Washington State University for an MA in communication. There I started a teaching assistantship, taking on my very own news writing classes. After six straight years of college I was finally ready to move onto a "real" job. The one I ended up landing was the only teaching job I applied for, which was at Dixie State College in St. George. I never wanted to be a teacher, and I certainly never expected to teach college at 24, but I've been here ever since. I guess I am forever meant to be on a college campus. I was just promoted to assistant professor of communication with tenure. I also advise the student newspaper, which provides me with all sorts of drama for which I do not get paid enough (like menacing phone calls from scorned sources and 6 a.m. text messages from students in some dire situation). I am also a freelance writer and have a pretty regular gig with St. George Magazine, and a few other things here and there. But really I'm just biding my time until I can join the Pussycat Dolls and shimmy across a stage in 6-inch thigh-high boots.

After a string of bad roommates and social interaction via a stereotypically painful singles ward (not to mention a few students who wrote their phone numbers on final exam scantrons), I was finally rescued by Mark Goble, whom I married last July. And no, he was not one of my students! He is a landscape architect for the city of St. George. He actually did the design work for a huge new park built in the area most damaged by the flood a few years ago, so it's pretty cool to see the fruits of his labors. He's from Nephi. We have no idea what's next for us in life, aside from a totally awesome reunion on Friday!

3 comments:

Ang said...

Rhiannon, that's so crazy that we both live in St. George right now. I actually started a master's degree in Applied Communications but didn't finish. I would love to talk more with you. Send me an email if you get the chance - aekins23@yahoo.com. Are you going to the reunion by yourself? Maybe we could carpool?
Andrea Garner Ekins

Crazy A's said...

Ahh nuts, second.

vll123 said...

I love Dixie State College. I graduated with my Bachelor's in their CIT program! You are so lucky to be working in their Communication's Department! What a great job.