Reata Collins: WRCA Foundation Scholarship Recipient – Pampa, Texas
Pictured above left to right: Ken Collins, Reata Collins, Marvelle Collins, Kaycee Hooper – WRCA
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Foundation scholarship recipient Reata Collins shares her thoughts on what WRCA and ranching have meant in her life.
My name is Reata and I attend Texas Tech University as a psychology major with a minor in social work. With this degree, I plan to serve the community as a social worker. I know that I will be able to achieve any goals that I set for myself throughout my life simply due to the way that I was raised. My father, Ken Collins, is a working ranch cowboy and instilled in him, as with all working ranch cowboys, is a never-failing work ethic.
“The WRCA Foundation scholarship has helped tremendously with the financial burdens of college, and I could not feel more honored to represent this organization.”
Day in and day out my parents have set an example for my siblings and I as to what hard work looks like and all of the many blessings that it can bring. Not only is it important to get the job done, but it is just as important for things to be done right and to the best of your ability. I have also learned throughout the years that each and every person we come across in our lives deserves to meet the very best version of ourselves and that helping out your neighbor is always important.
The WRCA Foundation scholarship has helped tremendously with the financial burdens of college, and I could not feel more honored to represent this organization. I am equally as honored just to be a part of such an outstanding community. I intend to carry the cowboy values I have learned throughout the rest of my life.
Reata has been a Foundation Scholarship Recipient since 2016. She’s currently in her 1st year at Texas Tech majoring in Psychological Sciences. Her sister Cheyanne Collins is a Foundation scholarship alum and is currently working on her doctorate. Her brother, Latigo Collins, currently receives a Foundation scholarship and is in the TCU Ranch Management Program and is maintaining a 4.0 GPA.