Photographer: Ben Siegel
Jun 24, 2013
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?
I was very surprised and honored to win this award.
What is your job title and how long have you worked it and at OHIO?
I'm an administrative assistant who has been with the Mathematics Department for nine years. I have been at Ohio University for 19 years.
What is the most enjoyable thing about your job?
I love working with the students. I find them to be enjoyable to work with and I have met some of the sweetest and smartest young people. It has been my pleasure to work with and help them.
What is your hometown and where do you live now?
I'm originally from New Castle, Del., but now I live in The Plains.
What are your long-term goals in life?
I want to enjoy my life and live it to the fullest.
What was the last good book you read?
I'm currently reading "Defending Jacob" by William Landay and it is extremely good.
If you weren't in your present job, you would be working as a …?
I'd be a forest ranger or landscaper. I love the mountains and working outside.
What is most important to you?
Where is your favorite vacation destination?
The mountains. I love the pristine scenery and peacefulness.
What are your hobbies?
Gardening, crochet, cross stitch and reading.
What are your favorite TV shows?
Haven, Warehouse 13 and TLC
What is your favorite type of music?
All music, but specifically pop, rock, country, Celtic and jazz
What is the next big event you can't wait for?
I'm going camping in a couple of weeks with family. We have so much fun together.
Who are the most annoying celebrities to you?
Honey Boo Boo. It's ridiculous what people watch on TV.
What is your dream car?
The Audi R8
What is your favorite quote?
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" – Eleanor Roosevelt