Photographer: Kevin Riddell
Apr 4, 2011
By George Mauzy
Compass features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation. The monthly feature,
titled "Great Job!" will provide a glimpse into the honoree's life on and off campus.
How surprised were you to win the Employee of the Month award?
It was a total surprise. Classified Senate members presented the award at our department meeting in Baker Center and all of our faculty and faculty from another department were present. It is rewarding when your department recognizes your extra efforts. Some of the faculty members purchased refreshments with their personal money to celebrate the occasion.
What is your job title and how long have you worked at the University?
I have been an administrative associate for four years and worked at the University for 11 years overall, including the last 10 in the Department of Social Work.
What are the best things about your job?
The people I get to work with -- students, staff and faculty. I appreciate the ever changing responsibility and diversity my position has and I am always learning something new.
What is your hometown?
I grew up in Tupper Plains and now live in Albany.
What are your long-term goals?
I look to always expand my knowledge and education and hope to continue to do that in many ways, as I work toward retirement.
What was the last good book you read?
I haven't had the chance to read a novel lately, but my books are about topics to educate myself.
If you weren't in your present job, you would probably be working as a ______.
I would be a beach bum if I didn't have to worry about money.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love the outdoors, hiking and canoeing.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
That my grandmother grew up in a house on the Ohio University Athens campus. It was a house on a street between Morton and Jefferson hills.
What type of music do you listen to?
It depends on my mood and if my daughter is in the car with me. When I am by myself or have control of the radio, I listen to upbeat music from the 1980s.
What is your favorite saying or quote?
"Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."