STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Michelle Sabo

Michelle Sabo

September 2017


Michelle Sabo is a Geology major originally from Orange County, California. She came to Kentucky “for no particular reason” and has loved it ever since! Michelle actually found EKU by using an assessment by CollegeBoard.org.  She answered several questions about what she hoped to major in and other desired features in a college. EKU came up as the #1 recommendation!

Michelle is a first generation college student and the middle child of 3 sisters. Her mother works in special education and her father works in real estate.  Michelle keeps especially busy working 3 jobs: at Chick fil A, at a church child care center, and as a community receptionist in an on-campus residence hall.  She is also involved in Sigma Gamma Epsilon (president), Gamma Theta Upsilon, and the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

Over the summer, Michelle received a summer research opportunity through the College of Science.  She researched and collected data to try and determine if we can actually detect earthquakes before they occur.  She will continue her research into the fall.  When asked what she’s learned most at EKU she replied “probably managing everything and realizing I am capable of anything I set my mind to. With each course I progressively learned more about the field of Geology and my confidence in the subject matter increased.”

Michelle expects to graduate in December 2017.  After graduation she is considering going back home to California and later to graduate school.  She is interested in studying structural geology or possibly environmental health science.

Published on October 01, 2017