(L-R): Chris Caldwell, Serena McCollum, Kathie Hanning, Jennifer Romero, Christi Lee

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Meet the August Classified Employee of the Month

Great job Kathie Hanning!

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," provides 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.

What is your job title and how long have you worked it and at OHIO?  

My current title is accounting support senior specialist. I’ve been with the University over 28 years, 17 of those in the Financial Aid Office.

What are the most enjoyable things about your job?  

My co-workers and knowing we help so many students who truly need it.

What is your hometown and where do you live now?  

I’m from Meigs County and still live in the Pomeroy area.

What are your long-term goals?  

Retirement, which is 20 months away!

What was the last good book you read?  

I couldn’t tell you the last time I had time to read a book.

If you weren’t in your present job, you would be working as a ______.

LOL, my dream job is selling tropical drinks on a Caribbean island!  

What things in life are the most important to you?  

My family. My kids are everything to me.

Where is your favorite vacation destination?  

The beach because I dread winter. I would rather be anywhere it's warm and sunny.

What are your hobbies?  

Walking, Zumba and Drums Alive!

What is something that most people don’t know about you?  

If I told you that, it would ruin the mystery.

What are your favorite TV shows?  

I’m not big on TV. The one show on my DVR I have to watch is Days of Our Lives, which I have followed for almost 50 years.

Who are your favorite musicians?  

I like a mix of pop and modern country, Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban.

What is the next big event you can't wait for?  

Our annual family cruise with our boys. Great food, entertainment, sun, sand and tropical drinks. What more could I ask for!

Who are your favorite celebrities?  

I don’t really follow celebrities. I like those that are down to earth and care about giving back.

What is your dream car/truck/SUV?  

I really don’t have one. I guess if it were a dream vehicle it would come with a chauffeur!

What is your favorite saying or quote?  

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.