Patricia Rodriguez Beer, a 2005 graduate of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, will be the commencement speaker at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10 in the college gym.
Patricia Rodriguez Beer was born and raised in Liberal. She is a 2004 graduate of Liberal High School. In 2005, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seward County Community College with an Associate degree in Science. In 2007, she received a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Kansas State University. She earned a Master in Business Administration from Kansas State in 2009.
Following graduate school, Beer pursued one of her many aspirations to work in Corporate America and is currently employed at the world headquarters for ConAgra Foods, Inc. in Omaha, Neb. She has found great success with ConAgra Foods, Inc., having the opportunity to be promoted within three roles in four short years. Beer’s face is very recognizable with ConAgra Foods, Inc. She has been the face of recruiting collateral along with the face of a billion dollar brand, Banquet, for Hy-Vee grocery stores. She was also featured in the 2013 company annual report.
In addition to her full-time role, she continues to pursue her love for television. Her love for the stage comes from her past experience in the Miss Kansas organization. In 2013, she was identified out of 16,000 applicants for a family reality show on the CW network. She was featured on LIVE MSNBC representing her hometown of Liberal, KS. She has also worked as a featured background for the ABC series, Mind Games. In 2014, she had the opportunity to work on an international commercial for Bud Light beer. Most recently, Beer was casted to work on the Lifetime hit show Devious Maids.
She is the daughter of Oscar and Marta Rodriguez, who reside in Liberal. Other important aspects to her life include spending time with her family, traveling, public speaking and mentoring high school and college students.
Over 350 students are expected to walk the stage this May.