What do you do at Smith?
Assistant Director for the Smith
How many years have you
been at the college?
I've actually been around 22
years. This round I've been here for 11 years. I worked in
advancement research for 10 years and, since May, have been
overseeing the annual fundraising for the classes of 1992-2006.
I previously worked in the old development office for 11 years
What is your busy season?
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face
time with you?
My new honey -- and let me state
for the record: Love is grand at any age!
What are you reading
Althought I love to read, my
life is pretty hectic right now and I don't get much time
to just sit and read. However, after about a month and a half
of quick snatches of reading, I finally finished Running
with Scissors, which, I'm sure most people know, is based
on a dysfunctional local family. My favorite book of all time,
however, is Tuesdays with Morrie.
What is your favorite
Toss up between Gone with
the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
If you suddenly had two
hours of free time, what would you do?
I've just taken up hiking and
love the physical demands of the sport, so I would probably
try a new trail.
What is your favorite
wall hanging at home?
Two pastel portraits of my parents
drawn at the New York World's Fair that were done on their
honeymoon in 1939. The portraits were in a folder for about
65 years before my Mom came across them and asked me what
we should do with them. I immediately fell in love with the
pictures, had them framed and enjoy looking at them every
Do you vote?
I am dismayed with the voter
apathy in this country, and believe that it is an honor and
privilege to vote, and, therefore I vote every chance I get!
If you could live during
any period in time and in any place, when and where?
I am content to be exactly where
I am. This is absolutely the best time in my life!
Who does the work around
Everybody but me -- my cleaning
lady comes every other week, the lawn man takes care of the
grass, the plow man takes care of the snow (in the rare event
that we might actually get some this year!), and my phenomenal
handyman takes care of any other crises that might come up
around the old homestead.
Is there any time in
your life you wish you could do over?
Yes, I call it "my 13 years
on the couch."
What did you do before
you came to Smith?
Secretarial work and mothering.
What single piece of
advice would you give to graduating Smithies?
Don't stress about the small