2013 AUFD Spotlight on OU Questionnaire
Team Leader — First Year Advising Center & Academic Skills Center
If you owned a CB radio what would your handle be?
If I owned a CB radio my handle would be Goldeneyes. This is a nickname that was given to me by my grandfather when I was a baby.
Have you ever jumped out of a plane? Would you do it again?
I have never jumped out of a plane, but I would love to go zip lining!
If you could tell your teenage-self one thing, what would it be?
Study harder and earn a full scholarship.
If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be and what would you ask him/her first?
Michael Jackson! First I would let him know that he is the definition of a dancing machine and then ask why it never worked out with him and Billie Jean.
Why do you choose to participate in the All-University Fund Drive?
I choose to participate in the All-University Fund Drive because I love to give back to the university in any way I can. The drive is a great way to support students and university initiatives in multiple ways by filling out one form. You never know how your contribution can help a student to remain at OU, to get involved and connected, succeed in the classroom and most of all - to graduate. Margaret Mead said one of my favorite quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I may be a part of a small group, but through my donation I have the chance to impact the success of 19,000 students.
How do you choose where to direct your All-University Fund Drive donation?
Typically, I choose a general gift fund as I know the funds can be used in any capacity. Each fund supports students or the university in a different way and it can be very difficult to choose one. I am simply happy that I have the chance to give back to a university that I love and that has given back to me.