Throughout her time at Florida College, Keeley Slamans has taken full advantage of the connections and relationships the campus has to offer. Her parents encouraged her brothers and her to go to Florida College Chicagoland Camp every summer. This sparked her desire to develop lifelong relationships at the college.

“Growing up going to camp, I saw people who loved Florida College and would take a week out of their summer to not only promote the school, but also to invest in our spiritual lives,” Keeley said. “I loved that the school was behind that and brought all those people together. I knew there was something special about this place.”

Once she got to Florida College, Keeley was quick to jump into campus life, getting involved in Kappa Omicron and Alpha Club and becoming a resident assistant for Jennifer Hall. Her favorite part of her Florida College experience was traveling as a Camp Friend. She was able to network and build relationships with campers and counselors across the country. This network helped her in her career and in her spiritual life.

“Camp Friends gave me the opportunity to share why Florida College is so special to me,” Keeley said. “If I had to emphasize the best thing Florida College provides, it is the ability to network—talking to people in your future career while also talking to people who care about your soul.”

Keeley knew she wanted to major in business administration because she grew up watching her dad manage his own business and saw the relationships he built with his customers. As part of the program, Keeley needed to complete an internship, and her professor Paul Greiving was confident she would be a good fit at a local company and encouraged her to apply. She completed a phone interview while on the road for Camp Friends and got the position. A month before her internship was complete, she was offered and accepted a full time position at the company.

“Mr. Greiving helped me find an internship I loved, and that has developed into my first full time job out of college,” Keeley said. “Florida College has not only set me up for success in the business field, but also taught me to hold to my standards, have a reason for the hope that is in me, and spread Christ’s hope to others.”

That’s how Keeley Slamans is living His way.