When I was a student at Otterbein, the academic administrative assistant in what was then called the Department of Life and Equine Sciences always had a smile and no matter how busy she was — she stopped what she was doing to help students. I never forgot her kindness and positive attitude.
In her own way she helped me succeed at being a student. And being a student isn’t easy. The idiom, “it takes a village”, certainly pertains. Everyone on this campus can make a difference by just being kind to students (and their fellow employees). I feel that it is my responsibility as an alumna — and now an employee — to make sure that our students have the support that they need to succeed.
The students of today are the future of tomorrow and I personally want my tomorrows to be full of smiling, positive, hardworking individuals and so I do what I can to make that happen. Every day we each have a chance to positively impact a student by listening, helping, advising and just letting them know that we are here for them.
My office is always open to students and I often times invite them in to talk or just introduce myself and let them know I am here if they need anything. It’s my way of paying it forward and spreading kindness in a world that in this day and age needs as much as it can get.
Annette Harting Boose ’94
Academic Administrative Assistant
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
and Co-Chair, Faculty/Staff STAND Committee
Every day we each have a chance to positively impact a student by listening, helping, advising and just letting them know that we are here for them.
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