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Meet March Classified Employee of the Month Betty Kincade
Apr 14, 2010
By George Mauzy

Outlook 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 Outlook feature, titled "Great Job," will provide a glimpse into the honoree's life at and away from work.

Q&A with Betty Kincade, records manager in the Graduate College:

How surprised were you to win this award?

Very surprised but delighted.

How long have you worked at OHIO?

I have been at the university for 14 years, including the last nine in the Graduate College. I previously worked in medical records at OU-COM and in the Housing Office.

What are the coolest things about your job?

It's really been a privilege to meet and serve many people within and outside of the university. It has given me the opportunity to utilize my customer service skills, which is the utmost importance to me.

What does working at OHIO mean to you? 

Helping students achieve their goals for higher education or sometimes just helping them make it through the day with any issues they might have, whether they be educational or personal.

If you weren't in your present job, what would you be doing?

I'm not sure, but I'd love for it to include my family, home and my love for cooking and baking. I also have an interest in dietetics.

What is your hometown? 

I grew up in the country, eight miles outside of Nelsonville.

What are your long-term goals? 

All my life I have been told I should have long-term goals, but I prefer to take one day at a time and enjoy each moment of the day, not worrying about the future, which will take care of itself most of the time.

What was the last good book you read?

"The Shack," but I also enjoy magazines, especially those with recipes and gardening tips.

What are the most important things to you?

My Christian faith and my family.

What do you do to relax outside work?

I love to cook and bake and I like to work outside and hunt mushrooms in the spring.

What are your plans for the summer?

I work part time during the summer months, which allows me to have more time to spend with my family. It's worth every penny that I don't make!

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

I was the last Miss Nelsonville in the Parade of the Hills and I have three children. The oldest is 33 and the youngest is 9.


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Published: Apr 14, 2010 1:08 PM


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Photographer: Kevin Riddell 

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