Kelly Everhart, Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City
Kelly Everhart, a sophomore at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City majoring in Crime Victims/Survivor Services, is deeply involved in advocacy efforts for victims of violent crimes within Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Through her degree major service learning projects, Kelly serves as a leader in community-based projects that have included coordinating support groups at the YWCA for children of battered women, providing crime victim advocacy at the Oklahoma City Police Department Victims Unit and working at the YWCA in the economic empowerment program for victims of domestic violence. Leading advocacy efforts for victims of violent crimes and working with the state’s District Attorney, Kelly coordinated the 2012 National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims in Oklahoma County. Kelly’s passion has positioned her as a leader in advocating for victims of domestic violence both on and off campus. As she prepares for a career in Crime Victims/Survivor Services advocacy, there is no doubt that these experiences will translate into important improvements in services available for victims of violent crimes. As a student, Kelly serves as Vice President of the Student Association for Victim Interests and Empowerment, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.