Josh Blake – Success at Carl Albert State College
Josh Blake just graduated from Carl Albert State College in May 2015, and he will be missed around campus.
The son of Patrick and Martha Blake of Watson, Josh is a 2013 graduate of Smithville High School. He is a criminal justice major and plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith to continue his education.
Josh has been a strong leader at Carl Albert, serving as President of the Student Government Association, and an active member of both BCM and Phi Theta Kappa. He graduates with “highest honors.”
Blake stated, “Carl Albert has given me great opportunities that I would not have found at a larger institution my first two years of college. I came to Carl Albert because of the benefits of being in the Scholars Program.”
I had the chance to represent Carl Albert State College at several events over the past two years, but one of the most prestigious awards was participating in the Nigh Leadership Academy. While at the academy, I met some influential leaders of Oklahoma history past and present. We also got to tour the Oklahoma History Museum and the Cowboy & Western Hall of fame.” Blake was selected by CASC President Garry M. Ivey to represent Carl Albert State College at the Nigh Academy. President Ivey said, “We were proud to have such an outstanding student at the Nigh Academy on our behalf. Josh has been an incredible leader and role model representing our institution. I know he is going to continue his success as he moves forward.”
Blake has been very involved in service leadership at Carl Albert. “I mentor three boys from the middle school a couple hours every week. This will probably be my favorite memory from Carl Albert. I hope I have made a positive impact on Eli, Will, and Jacob.” He continued, “The Harvest Carnival was also a great event to be involved with because it brightened the day for lots of kids.”