Valencia College Winter Park Campus - Humanities
Adjunct Professor at Daytona State College
Currently teaching Humanities courses at Valencia College. Recently awarded a National Endowment of Humanities grant to study abroad, "Nature and it's place in the British Isles."
Previously, as the Office and Facilities Coordinator for the Olin Library, Rollins College in Winter Park, I developed a high level of reliability, motivation and organization. I am very comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative environment and in managing several complex projects. Much of my service to academic libraries and their patrons was done through several campus outreach programs by connecting community events with students and organizing events on and off campus.
Much of my experience came while I was the Program Assistant for the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College, I successfully coordinated and oversaw numerous large events on campus that accommodated up to 4,000 people. I had the honor to coordinate events which hosted numerous well known scholars, such as Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem and Billy Collins. I planned the events from start to finish; creating event agendas to handling all correspondence and paperwork for the scholars’ bookings, travel arrangements, lodging needs and contractual details. I also managed a large group of volunteers for each of our events, recruiting and overseeing all their training.
Masters in Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts
• Support the needs and requirements of Winter Park Institute events, the Osceola Lodge and the director • Coordinate and oversee large events on campus that accommodate up to 4,000 people • Coordinate all “front of house” materials • Assist in marketing and promoting WP Institute events • Manages and updates WP Institute website via Cascade • Develop detailed program and speaker agendas and itineraries and works closely with both speaker and agents • Handle all correspondence and paper work for scholar bookings, travel information, lodging needs and contractual details • Assist scholars-in-residence with their needs at the Institute • Coordinate and work with specific departments on campus to create and set up events • Book event spaces, catering, follow-up and coordination of scheduling • Liaison with Public Relations and Marketing • Work with local magazines/publications and the City of Winter Park to promote upcoming events • Escort guests as needed • Maintain budget for Winter Park Institute and the Thomas P. Johnson fund • Provide assistance to other departments including, but not limited to, event assistance, TPJ budget assistance and marketing assistance • Train volunteers to work events • Manage all social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter • Work with faculty and students to create intimate meet and greets with visiting scholars • Design invitations for events • Manage schedule for Rollins College scholar housing • Oversee the use and care of the Osceola Lodge • Respond to incoming calls, emails and general correspondence regarding the Institute and scholars-in-residence • Provide basic administrative support • Work closely with the Rollins community and public, including residents at The Mayflower
Olin Library Office and Facilities Coordinator
• Monitors Olin Library building facility. • Maintains automated building access system and coordinates decision on hours of operation. • Coordinates and schedules activities in the library meeting rooms. • Assists with library speakers and presentations. • Creates and maintains displays in the library • Works with Global Peace Film Festival and Farmworkers Association to promote awareness of their programming on campus by creating displays inside the Olin Library • Maintains Olin Art Database • Acts as curator for Olin Art displays, arranging and hanging artwork donated by donors • Performs special projects and assignments. • Provides general administrative support for building occupants. • Monitors budget lines and serves on monthly budget group. • Administers Olin Sharepoint site and trains all new employees • Maintains database of librarian instructional evaluations. • Requisitions and monitors all supplies, coordinates all printing needs, contract services, etc. • Maintains accurate and current library filing system and coordinates transfer to Archives • Handles meeting planning, appointments and workshop registrations for all staff and faculty • Plans and coordinates the annual Olin Library donor reception • Plans and coordinates the annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship • Oversees the Olin Library meeting rooms and scheduling as necessary • Works with campus catering service, plans catered events and functions • Works with the Facilities department on campus, overseeing set up for events and overall maintenance of the building • Manage social networking • Work with Rollins College newspaper and Marketing department to promote events throughout the community
• Support the needs and requirements of three departments: Advancement Services, Advancement Research and Donor Relations. • Gift Processing: gather, secure, and deposit funds received as gifts to the college and mail gift receipts. • Monitor obituaries and changes in students status and record information in Banner • Assist Donor Relations with proofreading Acknowledgment letters, deliver and retrieve letters from President’s office and prepare for mailing. • Compile and track stewardship reporting and assist with scholarship/endowment processes. • Assist donor relations staff with event logistics, which includes handling preparation and registration for events and assisting guests and other duties as required. • Prepare and process budgets for three departments; make purchases and process travel reimbursements. • Purchase supplies and maintain overall appearance and needs of the Comstock building. • Maintain inventory of all departmental subscriptions and memberships. • Oversee Nolijweb scanning documents project which entails scanning over 6,000 archived records from multiple departments into Nolijweb. • Maintaining the department budget. • Support the needs and demands of my coworkers and my department. • Scanning and storing documents on Nolijweb. • Updating Banner with research information. • Researching publications for information on Rollins, alumni, obituaries, etc. • Compiling and routing a weekly edition of articles of interest. • Maintaining periodical subscriptions. • Assisting in travel or conference arrangements. • Maintaining and reorganizing the advancement research hard drive. • Assist with prospect management reports, event briefings, etc. • Digitize hard copy prospect research files and planned giving files. • Assist in genealogical research.