OTC student to speak about passion, drive

Brandi Kaltner

Brandi Kaltner

Brandi Keltner came to OTC a few years ago thinking she would just be one of the thousands of students who would quietly go about getting her degree.

That didn’t happen. Keltner went from wallflower to an active member of the student body, thanks to her involvement in the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. She will speak on behalf of the graduates at Thursday’s commencement at the JQH Arena.

“I knew I wasn’t an amazing student,” Keltner said. “But something happens after you get involved. My mom (Robin O’Dell) was the first secretary for the PTK chapter here. I didn’t think I would be very involved myself. I went to a PTK meeting and it drew me in.”

As a result, Keltner was elected the society’s regional president and ran for an international office.

Keltner also is a member of the college’s Honors Program and will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree with honors. She will go on to a four-year institution where she will major in international business and fine arts. She eventually wants to go into business.

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