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Brenda Nelson

Photographer: Jasmine Beaubien

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Meet the November Classified Employee of the Month

Great job Brenda Nelson!

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?

What is your job title and how long have you worked at the University?
I'm an administrative associate and I have been at Ohio University for 12 years.

What are the most enjoyable things about your job?
The people I work with each day – the faculty, staff and students.

What is your hometown and where do you live now?
Nelsonville, Ohio. That is where I live now. I came back after 22 years away.

What are your favorite places on campus?
Wolfe Garden (I love the David Hostetler sculpture)
College Green (There is so much history there)

What is the best thing about being a classified employee?
Knowing that I have Classified Senate looking out for my best interests

What is the best thing about your workplace?
The people are the best thing.

What was the last good movie you've seen?
"And So it Goes" with Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas

If you weren’t in your present job, you would be working as a ____.
I would be a forensic investigator. That was my job in Florida.

Where is your favorite vacation destination?
California. I love it there.

What are your hobbies?
I like volunteering, traveling and stained glass art.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I would like to build a "Tiny House" or get a small camper and travel around the U.S.

What are your favorite TV shows?
HGTV House Hunters, Food Network shows and "The Voice"

Who are your favorite entertainers?
Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Cher, Ringo Starr

What is the next big event you can't wait for?
My daughter's wedding in September 2015.

What is your dream car/truck/SUV?
I always wanted a Porsche 911.

What is your favorite saying or quote?
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi