Q&A: Single mom pursues journalism degree


By Emilee Kuschel


Tana Burkhart

Journalism major

Neosho campus


Tana Burkhart

What is your background information?

I have a 2-year-old daughter, I’m a single mom. I was born in Joplin and grew up in Seneca.


What do you like to do in your free time?

Attend concerts and political rallies and watch the office.


What did you want to do when you grew up?

I’m torn between the political side and music side of public relations.


What is the funniest joke you have ever heard/told?

I like puns a lot. Michael Scott said in one episode of the office, “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”


What are you best known for?

Having hair dyed “crazy” colors, tattoos and piercings.


What is your favorite food?

Any kind of boneless fried chicken


What is your most valued possession?

Autographed memorabilia from the All American Rejects concert that I just attended. They are my all-time favorite band.


What is your biggest fear?

Losing the people I love


What is your greatest accomplishment?

Becoming a mom and taking care of my little one.


What was your most memorable day at Crowder?

The day I met my political science teacher in June. He is the best teacher in the world. I could tell he cared about students and I was going to learn a lot. I instantly knew that taking the class was a good decision.