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   January 2014
 
   
Name: Michelle D. Southward, MA, MSA

Position: Director of Academic Advising and Student Services, School of Health Sciences

What are your hobbies? Being a movie buff, cooking and reading

What do you like most about working at OU? I really enjoy working with the students here at OU. Staying connected with our students inspires me to reach new heights in my career.

What was the last book you read? How Learning Works by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges,. Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett,. Marie K. Norman

Where is your favorite place to dine? Sy Thai in downtown Birmingham

How long have you worked at OU? Since June 11, 2001
 
   
 
  December 2013  
 
Name: Caryn Reed-Hendon, Ph.D.

Position: Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

What are your hobbies? Running, social dancing, and reading

What do you like most about working at OU? I like that I am surrounded by caring and supportive people who truly care about the successes of the students, staff and faculty. Excellence is consistently encouraged and celebrated.

What was the last book you read? The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Where is your favorite place to dine? Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant

How long have you worked at OU? Two years and nine months. March 2014 will make three years.


 
  November 2013  
  Name: Kristina Aaron

Position: Academic Adviser

What are your hobbies? With two small kids at home I do not have time for hobbies. But in my past life I loved to travel, volunteer, and dabbled in jewelry.

What do you like most about working at OU? I love the students. I have met some amazing students over the years.

What was the last book you read? For some reason I read two to three books at a time. Right now I am reading the Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, The Philadelphia Negro by W.E.B. Dubois, and I recently finished a short book that Karen Lloyd recommended called As a Woman Thinketh by James Allen.

Where is your favorite place to dine? It depends on the season, but I am thinking that I will get down to the Detroit Seafood Market real soon!

How long have you worked at OU? I have been at Oakland for 10 years! Time flies!!!



 
  October 2013  
  Name: Winona (Wendy) Allen

Position: Office Assistant III

What are your hobbies? Boutique Shopping, Reading, Thorough Housecleaning

What do you like most about working at OU? The knowledge I’m gaining at and about Oakland University and the smiles, headshakes, or a (light popped on) look I get when I share some knowledge and it helps or encourages someone else.

What was the last book you read? Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman

Where is your favorite place to dine? Thomas’ Place

How long have you worked at OU? 16.5 years


 
  September 2013  
  Name: Latasha Curry

Position: Accounting Clerk IV

What are your hobbies? My hobbies involve assisting others who may be unable to help themselves (homeless, children, elderly)

What you you like most about working at OU? I really enjoy the opportunities Oakland consistently provide to promote awareness within the campus community. The numerous speakers and events held on campus that expose a plethora of issues and concerns within our world often give me the extra insight needed to gain a better understanding of the matter. 

What was the last book you read? I'm currently reading Wisdom Walks: A road Map for Mentoring by Dan Birton and Jimmy Page

Where is your favorite place to dine? My favorite place to dine at the moment is Cantina Diablo's

How long have you work at OU? I have worked at OU for 7 1/2 years.


 
  July 2013   
     
 
Name: Tiffany Elliott-Fowler

Position: Assistant Director of Pre-College Programs

What are your hobbies? As far as my hobbies go, working out and living a healthy lifestyle has become a large part of my life. I also enjoy traveling, and have been fortunate enough to go a little bit of everywhere such as: Beijing-China, London Europe, and several states across the US. Being active in my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Inc, is an important part of my life because of our devotion to sisterhood, scholarship, and service. Additionally, I am passionate about mentoring young people and believe that my experiences can assist them through their journeys. 

What do you like most about working at OU?  I enjoy working for OU because of the people; both students and staff. I have made some really amazing connections which has allowed me to best hone my skills as professional in order to contribute to the Oakland campus community as a whole. 

What was the last book you read? Sister Citizen – Melissa Harris-Perry 

Where is your favorite place to dine?  This is a really hard question because I LOVE FOOD; but if I had to pick two places it would have to be Kuer & Muer and J. Alexander

How long have you worked at OU?  I have been working for OU for a little over 2 years now.


 

 


 

 


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