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Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Mike Moore & Dan Stearns, Facilities

Apr 9-20

Beryl Levinger, GSIPM_DPP

Apr 14-17

LeRoy Graham, Office of the Provost

Apr 16-18

Amy McGill, Associate Provost for Integration Strategies

Week of Apr 23

Adela Langrock, Planning and Assessment

Apr 16-18

Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute

Apr 16-19

Jeff Cason, Interim EVP & Provost

Apr 16-19

 

Eva Fillion, Environmental Affairs

Apr 17-20

Bill Koulopoulos, DLINQ

Week of April 23

Damascus Kafumbe, Music

May 2-6

25 Years @ Midd with Lisa Terrier

In this post we recognize Lisa Terrier, Manager of Helpdesk Service Requests, for her 25 years of Service to Middlebury. Lisa discusses her work outside of the College, her favorite hobbies, and her fondest Midd memories. Read on to learn more about Midd from Lisa’s point of view.

What did you do prior to work at Middlebury College and where were you located?

I worked at Simmonds Precision during its transition to Hercules, BF Goodrich and then Goodrich. It’s now known as UTC in Vergennes.  I started there right out of high school and worked my way to the data center on the night shift running batch jobs, backups, and printing.  There were classes that helped in my work in the technology field which Simmonds helped pay for and started me on my way to a college degree.

What job titles have you held while working at Middlebury?

From most recent:

Manager, Helpdesk Svc Requests

Senior Technology Specialist

Technology Distribution Mngr

Desktop Computing Oper Analyst

Athletics Office Coordinator

Take us back to your first year as an employee at the College. What were the most significant things happening in your life outside of work then?

My husband and I were starting up our dairy farm, moving from Ferrisburgh to Middlebury. I was competing in Gymkhana’s and Team Penning with my horse every weekend.  And working on acquiring my college degree a few classes at a time.

What are the most significant things happening in your life outside of work now (that you’d like to share)?

Lee and I have transitioned away from dairy and now focus on raising naturally grass fed beef and hay. We raised an absolutely wonderful young man who will be turning 19 this year.  Wade currently works at Midd in the facilities department.

Have your interests/hobbies/athletic endeavors changed over the past 25 years? Have any of these been influenced by your work at the College or due to your association with others who work here?

I am even more energetic and yes due to some of the fantastic people I work with. I have a fitbit and compete in steps with Gary Weiss and Nate Burt, they sure keep me on my toes.  I still ride horses, though more for pleasure instead of competing.  I admit raising an energetic son has really been the highlight, he pushed me to try new things.  We joined an ATV club and went 4 wheeling all over Vermont.   With boy scouts, I met many Midd parents and their kids, who we are still friends with today.

What is your fondest memory or experience that you’ve had while working at Middlebury?

I loved that we did the all campus photo and I guess it would have the be the diaper drop event ITS held for me when I was due to have my son. I received so many packages of diapers they literally filled a closet at my home.

Many people change jobs/careers multiple times in their working life. Something must have kept you here for 25 years. Is it anything that you can put into words?

I like technology and have learned many new systems over the years. Though it’s the people I work with that make me want to stay.

What are your plans for the next 25 years?

I plan to enjoy every minute I can with my family, and to be here at Midd with my work family until I retire.

Do you have a favorite place on campus?

I can’t say I have a favorite place or building on campus, I do enjoy the trails though.

Is there any person on campus (or retiree, former employer) that mentored you, or you feel helped you grow into your job, grow to enjoy your work and your time at the College?

I don’t know if Marty New helped me grow, though she did make work more enjoyable. Her retirement means I will miss having her smile and humor to start the day.

If you could give one piece of advice to a new employee at Middlebury, what would it be?

Learn what you need when it comes to technology and how it can help you in your work. Most of all make friendships and participate in college events.  There is so much more at Midd than just coming to work and doing your job.

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your time at Middlebury?

I am hopeful that the environment and the morale will be uplifted with the recent discussions around performance, pay, staff resources and recognition. For some, it may look like Middlebury is not the best place to work, though it has been and will be again.

25 Years @ Midd with Christopher Ayers

In this post we recognize Christopher Ayers, HVAC Electrician, for his 25 years of Service to Middlebury. Christopher shares his favorite spot on campus, his love of golf, and some advice for new employees. Read on to learn more about Midd from Christopher’s point of view.

What did you do prior to work at Middlebury College and where were you located?

I operated my own Electrical Contracting business. I lived in Bristol Vt.

What job titles have you held while working at Middlebury?    

I started in 1993 in the Electric Dept. as an Electrician A. I then in 1999 was offered a position in the newly formed HVAC Dept. which I accepted and have been there until present.

Take us back to your first year as an employee at the College. What were the most significant things happening in your life outside of work then?

Figuring out how to put my 2 children through college.

What are the most significant things happening in your life outside of work now (that you’d like to share)?

Planning the next phase of my life away from Middlebury College.

Have your interests/hobbies/athletic endeavors changed over the past 25 years? Have any of these been influenced by your work at the College or due to your association with others who work here?

After starting work here at the college with the college benefit at the golf course I played a lot more golf. This included playing a lot with other staff members.

What is your fondest memory or experience that you’ve had while working at Middlebury?

The memory of working with so many wonderful co-workers.

Many people change jobs/careers multiple times in their working life. Something must have kept you here for 25 years. Is it anything that you can put into words?

The fact that I liked my job and still do. Of course the benefits were great and the opportunity to work with so many exceptional people was truly enjoyable.

What are your plans for the next 25 years?

Play a lot more golf with my wife and try to hang out with my children and grandchildren more.

Do you have a favorite place on campus?

I would have to say on the roof of MBH (McCardell Bicentennial Hall) looking back across campus.

Is there any person on campus (or retiree, former employer) that mentored you, or you feel helped you grow into your job, grow to enjoy your work and your time at the College?

As a new employee Tom Ball helped me navigate through the different ways of the college. Art Thorne helped me take on more challenging work.

If you could give one piece of advice to a new employee at Middlebury, what would it be?

Take advantage of any training the college is willing to offer. Then apply it to your job you will be rewarded.

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your time at Middlebury?

It has been a great place to work and I am happy to have been afforded the opportunity to work here.

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Kathy Foley, International Student and Scholar Services

Apr 2-6

Beryl Levinger, GSIPM_DPP

Apr 14-17

Hannah Ross, Office of the General Counsel

Apr 2-6

Amy McGill, Associate Provost for Integration Strategies

Week of Apr 23

Nan Jenks-Jay, Environmental Affairs

Apr 4-6

Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute

Apr 16-19

Sarah Stroup, Political Science

Apr 3-4

Pam Berenbaum, Global Health Program

Apr 8-11

Pieter Broucke, History of Art & Architecture

Apr 9-14

Mike Moore & Dan Stearns, Facilities

Apr 9-20

Mike Moser, Facilities

Apr 10-12

LeRoy Graham, Office of the Provost

Apr 16-18

Adela Langrock, Planning and Assessment

Apr 16-18

Jeff Cason, Interim EVP & Provost

Apr 16-19

 

Eva Fillion, Environmental Affairs

Apr 17-20

Damascus Kafumbe, Music

May 2-6

THE 25 YEAR CLUB OF 2018

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club Inductees!

Stephen Abbott, Mathematics

Christopher Ayers, Facilities

Susan Baldridge, Psychology/Provost

Bradley Bushey, Facilities

Cindy Carswell, Dining

Sarah Carver, Parton Center

Thomas Cutter, ITS

Roman Graf, German

Jean Gross, Controller’s Office

William Hart, History

Guntram Herb, Geography

Amy Holbrook, Economics

Jane Mandigo, Parton Center

Michael Newbury, American Studies

Lisa Terrier, ITS

Carlos Velez-Blasini, IPOCS

Cathy Vincent, Human Resources

Stay tuned for future articles recognizing these members for their 25 years of service.

The 25 Year Club of 2018

Congratulations to the 25 Year Club Inductees!

Stephen Abbott, Mathematics

Christopher Ayers, Facilities

Susan Baldridge, Psychology/Provost

Bradley Bushey, Facilities

Cindy Carswell, Dining

Sarah Carver, Parton Center

Thomas Cutter, ITS

Roman Graf, German

Jean Gross, Controller’s Office

William Hart, History

Guntram Herb, Geography

Amy Holbrook, Economics

Jane Mandigo, Parton Center for Health and Wellness

Michael Newbury, American Studies

Lisa Terrier, ITS

Carlos Velez-Blasini, IPOCS

Cathy Vincent, Human Resources

Stay tuned for future articles recognizing these members for their 25 years of service.