For Emily (Dodd) Call, enrolling at Rogers State University's Bartlesville campus was the ideal way to ease into university life. A graduate of Bartlesville High School, Call said she chose RSU because it was close to home and had the business degree that interested her.
Call used her business degree to get her first job at the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Today she is the president for the chamber.
“A lot of my classes, especially the management ones, were really helpful,” she said. Reading and analyzing business case studies helped her understand not only different business models and industries, but the reasons why businesses thrive and fail.
“The professors at RSU knew who I was, I wasn't just a number to them,” Call said. “If I needed it, they were there to help.”
“RSU provides a top-notch education to prepare students for today's changing business world,” said Dr. Bruce Garrison, Dean of the School of Business and Technology. “Professors, many with years of industry experience, stay current with trends in business research and practice to give students the skills they need to succeed.”
After her first year of college, Call transferred to the Claremore campus and moved into the student apartments. “I loved my time on the Claremore campus and I still get together with my roommates… we are all still friends,” she said.
Call started work at the Bartlesville Chamber a few months after graduation and has held several positions there including her current position as president.
In addition to her work at the chamber, Call is a member of the Advisory Board for Junior Achievement of Eastern Oklahoma, a core group member of Young Professionals of Bartlesville, and program chair for the Bartlesville Marketing and Communications Association.
She is married to H.C. Call, a Bartlesville firefighter, and loves spending time with her infant daughter Gracie.