"Fond memories of office spaces"
My first faculty office at CLU was a small closet (no windows) in the Benson House. When I became the director of the Counseling and Guidance Program I was "upgraded" to an office that was constructed by an employee's son. The floor was on a slant and if I had dropped a pen or pencil I had to chase it before it rolled away. Small lizards frequently visited through the small holes beneath the door and window.
Despite these conditions, I have fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table where faculty meetings both formal and informal, were held. Working in a house supported the feelings of family among the faculty and staff. This atmosphere was readily felt by our students who often reported that they were well cared for.
I guess I too felt lucky- at least I wasn't assigned to the bathroom upstairs! Nowadays, I am located in the beautifully modern Ed. Tech building- but some days I miss the Benson House.
Community is what brought me to CLU and community is what makes me want to stay.
We are freed to be servants to the mission of the University and the students who attend CLU
Just as I imagined, great people, wonderful atmosphere, love the kids and I drive into the parking lot and feel I’ve driven home.
Through my work, I now have the opportunity to give back to the CLU community and treat students, staff, and faculty as I was treated as a graduate student.
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