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Face Time

 

 

with:

Elan McCollum ’08

Jan Arbaugh ’07

Alesandra Sandin ’07

Amanda Bird ’07

Emily Ellithorpe-Luker ’07

Shadavia Jones ’10

Merrilyn Lewis, advancement

Sam Rush, theatre

Christine Carr Hill, advancement

Mary Martineau, advancement

Sidnie Davis ’08

Rene Heavlow AC’08, WFI

Talia Levy ’10

Samantha Lewis ’08

Sabrina Marsh, admission

Sam Samuels, advancement

THE BASICS:

What do you do at Smith?

I travel around various parts of the country and visit one-on-one with Smith alumnae who donate (or so we hope!) to the college.

How many years have you been at the college?

I started in May of 2006.

What is your busy season?

I haven't been in this job long enough to detect a slack season.

NOW THE FUN STUFF:

Who gets the most face time with you?

Outside of the job, that'd be my two kids, Jack, age 8, and Miranda, age 15.

What are you reading now?

On paper, I'm reading Moby-Dick, which somehow I managed to get an English degree without reading in college. On tape, to get me to and from work, I'm currently listening to Amy Tan's The Bonesetter's Daughter. And on car trips to and from my daughter's boarding school,
we're listening together to Persuasion by Jane Austen.

What is your favorite movie?

Adam's Rib with Tracy and Hepburn.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

Walk to the top of Mt. Monadnock.

What is your favorite wall hanging at home?

A landscape painting showing a waterfall by a nearly unknown painter of the Hudson River school.

Do you vote?

Yes.

If you could live during any period in time and in any place -- when
and where? 

New York in the 1930s.

Who does the work around your abode?

It's a fair split.

Is there any time in your life you wish you could do over?

Plenty! But in particular, now that I work at Smith, I often wish I'd decided to attend a small liberal-arts college instead of a big university.

What did you do before you came to Smith?

I was Director of Development for Antioch New England Graduate School
in Keene, New Hampshire.

What single piece of advice would you give to graduating Smithies?

Get started on your dreams right away.

2/21/07   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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