Teal Spotlights 2013
February Teal Spotlight
- How long have you been at UNCW? 24 years.
- Did you work in any other departments on campus before working for the Chancellor’s Office? Yes, I worked for 3 1/2 years in University Advancement, specifically as Assistant to the Executive Director of University Relations.
- What do you do in your current position? I serve as assistant secretary to the university Board of Trustees, managing board affairs. I am also the budget manager for the Office of the Chancellor.
- Do you have any funny stories to tell? We have had various
species of visitors over the years here in the Chancellor’s office.
On one occasion, we had a rodent run through the office and
frighten all the ladies. Of course, the guys were missing in the
action. On another occasion, we discovered missing fruit from
our ever-popular fruit bowl. When the discovery came, it was an opossum with a vitamin C deficiency.
- Tell us something interesting about yourself. I guess you
can say that I am a lifetime Seahawk. I have had the privilege
of working with all four of the university’s chancellors. I’m a
graduate of UNCW. I have had two family members retire from
UNCW. My family has established an Endowed Scholarship
in the memory of my mother-in-law, Rachel Freeman. Outside
of my university work-life, I am a very competitive 4.0 tennis player.
January Teal Spotlight
- How long have you been at UNCW? I started working here in September 2004.
- Did you work in any other departments on campus before working for Internal Audit? Yes, when I started at UNCW I worked in Financial Systems and then as the Endowment Accountant before I came to Internal Audit.
- What is your favorite part of your job? I love meeting new people on campus and learning about other UNCW departments.
- What challenges do you face in your job? One of the biggest challenges is the pre-conceived idea about auditors that we are here to “catch what’s wrong” or point out mistakes. I like to think I am here to help our clients. Our department can be a great resource by assisting with new processes or evaluating existing items to help increase efficiency. I participate in consulting, committees and investigations in addition to routine audits.
- Do you have any funny stories to tell? Of course I do! But I am bound by a professional code of ethics to not share them.
- Tell us something interesting about yourself. I love to read and volunteer at the local public library. I started participating in 5K’s not too long ago and am training hard to be able to run the entire 3.2 miles by May.