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Faculty Interview: Karen Gordon

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by Jessilyn Rich

Karen Gordon

What is your position at the college?
Staff Tutor/Academic Support in the Learning Commons.

What part of your job do you find most challenging?
Working with students who do not want to learn the material because all they need is a D to pass the course.

What part of your job is your favorite?
Working with our students and watching them grow and succeed. There is nothing more
satisfying than having a student tell you that working with them made all the difference in the world!

What is your best advice you have for a student’s success in college?
Utilize all services/resources that are available to them and do not be afraid to ask for help.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Life is short, so do what makes your heart sing.

What are a couple things on your bucket list that you hope to do in the future?
Visit Scotland and all of the US National Parks that I have not been to yet and learn how to play the piano.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
Hanging out with my two grandsons.
Being involved in my church.
Exercising (walking) everyday. 

What is something we would never guess about you?
That the number 13 is my favorite number and I was born on Friday the 13th.

A few just for fun questions: 

Top 3 favorite books of all time?
Ethan Frome, Heaven is Beautiful, The Wings of a Dove

Top 3 favorite movies of all time?
Dead Poets Society, Rainman, The Color Purple

If you could live in a book or a movie which one would you choose?
The Bible.

If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead who would it be?
I would love to meet Elton John.

What is your favorite Ice cream flavor?
Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Is there anything else you would like students to know about you?
I was a 2002 SMTC honors graduate in the Administrative Office Management program.


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