Fast growing community college working with close with strictly professors for the first 18 years, then Athletics for 8 years.
Pros: i felt like i did not have a "job" but "went to school everyday" ... i love schooling!
Cons: after 25 years, the college became less "student oriented" and more like a business, very dissappointing!
Working at NCC was a very enjoyable experience in my life ... 25 years of my life!
From graduating with an Associates in Secretarial Science in 1979 then obtaining a full time position in 1980, employed as a faculty secretary, I felt my life was very wonderful, I could not be happier.
Working with very intelligent people from all departments such as mathematics, engineering, physics, sciences, chemistry, hotel restaurant and accounting (just to name a few), typing tests and handouts and the world of knowledge at hand - life could not get better! Life was excellent!
Then after 18 years of being a Faculty Secretary, I have the fortunate opportunity to transfer to the Athletics Department. This experience I will never forget. I was the assistant to the athletic director and enjoyed every aspects of running this department.
I was very student oriented throughout my time at the college and when in Athletics I was very supportive of all the athletes and the sports they played (12 in all) including Spring/Fall Baseball, Wrestling, Softball, Ice Hockey, Girls/Boys Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Bowling, and Girls Volleyball. These were just the Intercollegiate Sports, we also provided Extramural and Intramural sports.
I also attended about 90% of home contests, as many as possible away contests and EVERY State tournament we achieved, sometimes hosting these tournaments and sometimes travelling as far as Pittsburgh.
The hardest part of my job was to make sure that EVERY contest went off without a glich.
~Home contests included setting up a mutual time/date for the game with – more... other colleges, getting officials/medical trainer/equipment attendances, scorekeepers and payment for all those involved. ~Away contests included rental vans and getting meal money for all student athletes.
~State tournaments included hotel accomodations and transportation.
I have been very blessed for the 25 years at Northampton Community College, then retired after my rein due to caring for an illing mother. – less