Office Welcomes New Employees

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Registrar’s Office is excited to announce we have two new employees joining our team. Carol Squires is our new Record Analyst for Business Majors. Joy Thorson is also a new Record Analyst who will be working primarily with Graduate student records. There is also another familiar face in the office but she now a full time employee, Marissa Timmerman is now an Assistant Registrar. Please take some time to read more about each of our new employees.

Name:   Carol Squires

Job Title:  Record Analyst II

Job Duties Include: Program Certificates, Evaluation of student records for College of Business majors and General Studies

Degree or Certificate: (Where did you complete your education?)

Bachelor’s from Iowa State University, Early Childhood Education

Currently, pursuing Master’s degree in Post-Secondary Education:  Student Affairs at UNI

Where did you work previously?

Waterloo Courier, Columbus Catholic HS, Hawkeye Community College

What are you looking forward to in your new position with the Registrar’s Office?

Following a students’ academic progress as they travel from their first year to graduation.

What are some hobbies you enjoy doing?

Music, walking, sports

What is something interesting or extraordinary about yourself?

I am one of eight children in my family.

 

Name: Joy Thorson

Job Title:    Graduate Programs Coordinator

Job Duties Include:   This is a new position so some responsibilities are yet to be defined; however, I will be working with the Grad Coordinators in every department on campus as well as the Grad College.  I will be working to unify some of the processes involved with graduate students and discuss options regarding graduate curriculum.  Details to come!

Degree or Certificate:   I graduated from UNI with a BA in Psychology

Where did you work previously? I have worked at UNI since 1977 and the last 30+ years were in the Admissions Office.  Most of that time was spent as a transfer credit Record Analyst.  I was asked to be on the new SIS implementation team as the Campus Community, Admissions, and Transfer Credit Lead. 

What are you looking forward to in your new position with the Registrar’s Office? I am very excited to work with students again and to develop a working relationship with the Grad Coordinators and Grad College.  I am very much a “people person.”  I have always enjoyed working with curriculum, so being able to return to serving people AND studying curriculum is a delightful combination!

What are some hobbies you enjoy doing? I have volunteered on- and off-stage at the Cedar Falls Community Theatre for over 20 years.  I love every aspect of a show’s production. I also enjoy Zumba dancing three times a week!

What is something interesting or extraordinary about yourself? Last November I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Tanzania with three friends.  A friend of mine has started a safari business with a partner in Tanzania and we were her first scheduled trip.  Besides an AMAZING safari through the Ngoro Ngoro Crater and the Serengeti, we visited Bashay Primary School and Shalom Orphanage, both in Arusha, Tanzania. This kind of visit is truly life-changing.  My friends have also started a non-for-profit organization called P.O.A. (Positive Outlook Association) for which I serve on the Board of Directors.  We have already been able to provide clean drinking and hand-washing water for the school of over 800 students.  Our future desires are to build teacher housing for the school and to train the directors of the orphanage to be more self-sufficient at the same time providing some essential needs. 

We have also established some connections between Bashay & UNI and the first scheduled trip will be over Spring Break!

You can tell I’m pretty passionate about this, so if you’d like more details I’d be happy to share! 

 

Name: Marissa Timmerman

Job Title: Assistant Registrar

Job Duties Include: Schedule of Classes Maintenance, Registration, and Reception Oversight

Degree or Certificate: (Where did you complete your education?) UNI – B.A. Psychology & Family Studies, M.A.E. Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

Where did you work previously? I have worked with the Office of the Registrar for the past 6 years as an undergraduate, graduate, and now full-time employee.

What are you looking forward to in your new position with the Registrar’s Office? Working with our FANTASTIC student staff, meeting new faces across campus, and continuing to learn new ways the Office of the Registrar can deliver its services to students.

What are some hobbies you enjoy doing? Reading &Traveling

What is something interesting or extraordinary about yourself? I recently went zip-lining in the rainforests of St. Lucia!

 

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