STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Angel Shelton

Angel Shelton

November 2017


Angel Shelton is from Rockcastle County and is double majoring in Geology and Geographic Information Science.  She received a scholarship to attend EKU and started as an English major.  However, she took a Geology course and fell in love with the subject and ended up changing majors.  She chose EKU because it is close to home and she is so happy she made the choice!

Angel is Vice President and a founding member of the Yarnia Club, a new club where students crochet and knit items to donate for different charities. Last semester they donated mementos for people who have lost a child. This semester they are considering donating items to benefit the Humane Society. 

Angel would like to go into Planetary Geology after she earns her degree, and hopes to pursue a master’s and eventually a doctorate. Over the summer she received a research grant from Battelle, a global nonprofit research and development organization, which enabled her to spend the summer researching linear features of Mars.  She will continue this research into the fall and present her research at the Lunar Planetary Science Conference in Texas this spring.

Angel’s parents are Kay and Edison Kong.  She has a younger sister, Shanoah Shelton, who is also enrolled at EKU in the college of business. When asked what she’s learned the most at EKU she replied “I’ve learned that nothing is impossible. I’ve learned so much that it’s hard to pick just one thing…”

Published on November 01, 2017