Oct 11, 2010
Compass regularly 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.
Q&A with Jill Bean, records management coordinator in Undergraduate Admissions:
How surprised were you to win the Employee of the Month award?
Extremely surprised. It was announced at an all-staff meeting with Louise Bell and Traci Winchell presenting me with my award and wonderful gifts.
What is your job title and what do you do?
I'm a records management coordinator. I process transfer applications for Undergraduate Admissions, preparing them for review and forwarding all admitted students to the colleges. I am also a liaison for regional campuses -- assisting them with the transfer process for consistency within all offices.
How long have you worked at OHIO?
I've worked here for 14 years. I started as a data entry clerk adding freshman and transfer applications to SIS and have added responsibilities or changed positions until my current position.
What are the best things about your job?
The staff and student employees, they are my extended family.
What is your hometown and where do you live now?
I was raised in Chauncey and have made my home in the Albany area for the past 11 years.
What are your long-term goals?
I want to continue to learn and grow with the office and the university as a whole.
What was the last good book you read?
I am not an avid reader, but when I have time I prefer John Grisham and Nicholas Sparks.
If you weren’t in your present job, you would probably be working as a ______.
I would be a stay at home mom and grandmother. The kids are the reason for most things I do.
What things in life are the most important to you?
The most important things in my life are my husband, children, family, friends and animals.
What are your next vacation plans?
Vacation for me is time at home on the farm with my family.
What do you do in your spare time?
I help my husband on the farm (our other full time job) we currently 60 head beef cattle and produce crops, farming 150 acres of land. Any time left is spent with the family.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I have assisted in pulling several calves that were in distress. Since I am fairly new to the farm world (four years of experience), it would be surprising to some as to what all I can and have done, but being a part of the birth is amazing.
What are your favorite TV shows?
Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes. I enjoy watching the amazing edible art being created and all that goes into it.
What type of music do you listen to?
Country and classic rock. I listen to what makes me sing, dance or brings back really good memories.
What is your favorite saying or quote?
My goal in life is to be as good of a person as God already thinks I am.