How long have you been with the department? Tell us a little bit about your daily routine.
I’ve been here for 10 years, and with my various responsibilities dealing with students, faculty and visitors, my day is full of interruptions! I’m the Student Services Coordinator for undergraduate and graduate students, which means students can come if they need assistance with credits or enrollment. Over the years I’ve continue to take on additional responsibilities. The longer I’m here the more I know, and the more people rely on me to provide them with information of all kinds.
You are a co-chair of the annual Dairy Science Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic, what’s that like?
It’s great; I think it’s really important as it’s the only fundraiser the department does to raise scholarship money for undergraduate students and various hands on learning experiences for them such as research and travel opportunities. In the past, my duties have included handling registration and keeping track of the teams, but somehow we all end up juggling a lot more when the event comes around!
Tell us about the University staff recognition award you recently received.
I was nominated by Nancy Helminowksi with input from department chair Kent Weigel and some other faculty members. It’s awarded annually to one faculty member across all CALS departments; it was a great honor to be recognized and receive it last May.
Anything else you want people to know?
Well everyone knows most about me, but I’d say just how much I like working for this department. I like the people, they’re real and down to earth. I always say, “If someone is walking around with manure on their shoes, they can’t be all bad.”
Where can we find you when you’re not here?
At home reading or doing yard work (when it’s warm!).
Thanks for all of your hard work, Cathy! The Department of Dairy Science is lucky to have you.