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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


What do you do at Smith?

As associate director of admission, I plan on-campus events, recruit future Smithies and read applications from prospective students. As Chair of the Activities Committee of Staff Council, I work with a great committee to coordinate fun and educational events for staff.

How many years have you been at the college?


What is your busy season?

January 2 to December 15 or so.


Who gets the most face time with you?

Folks in admission at Smith and my family.

What are you reading now?

Applications to Smith College.

What is your favorite movie?

Christmas Vacation, Office Space and Only You.

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

Probably waste it trying to decide what to do or read Cook's Illustrated or Real Simple while reclined on the sofa!

What is your favorite wall hanging at home?

A picture I bought at the Staff Council Mardi Gras auction last February of Paradise Pond and the Tea Hut at Smith.

Do you vote?


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

I strive to live in the present.

Who does the work around your abode?

Mostly my husband, Adam.  I am spoiled and so thankful.  I pitch in
where I can but our work schedules are such that it's frequently easier
for him to cook dinner, do house upkeep projects, etc.  We tackle
grocery shopping, laundry, housecleaning and chasing our son around
together on the weekends.

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

Not really.  All of my life experiences have made me who I am today and
while there were some times that weren't so fun, they made me stronger.

What did you do before you came to Smith?

I worked for a corporate staffing firm, taught, worked in admission
elsewhere and was a nanny.

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

Be involved in whatever community you land in next -- new city/town, new
campus, job site. Getting to know a wide range of people around you
will be rewarding and invaluable in your life.  It might take a little
extra effort but it's worth it!

2/15/07   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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