Feb 2, 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 award?
Very surprised. Everyone on campus is working so hard, it was humbling to be selected.
What is your job title and how long have you worked it?
I am an administrative assistant in the Interdisciplinary Graduate program in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I have held the position since June 2010. I also work for Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. I have worked at Ohio University for almost 11 years.
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 a suburb of Cleveland. I came to Athens to attend Ohio University and have now made my home here.
What are your long-term goals?
To stay healthy and be happy, spending time with my family, and to raise my daughter to be a productive and happy person.
What was the last good book you read?
Over the past few years I have had little time to read anything but young reader books with my daughter. However, I just read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." It was great fun to read alongside of my daughter for once.
If you weren't in your present job, you would probably be working as a ______.
Well, if the question is a hypothetical, how about a park ranger in the Grand Tetons. I would be on vacation every day.
What things in life are the most important to you?
Family, friends and adventure.
What are your next vacation plans?
A possible spring break ski trip to Snowshoe with as many kids as we can muster.
What do you do in your spare time?
Whatever is in season. I run, mountain bike, ski, hike, kayak, and camping.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I am pretty much an open book.
What type of music do you listen to?
My favorite Pandora station is one created with David Gray.
What is your favorite saying or quote?
"Just do it!" You know the Nike slogan. I tell myself this when my motivation is holding me back from doing something I know I will love.