Everyone who goes in and out of the Swanlund Administration Building sees you posted at your station just inside the main doors. What do you do there? I'm a receptionist for the chancellor's office. How long have you been on the job? Since Feb. 15, 1971. When I first started at the university, I worked in Coble Hall for the vice chancellor for academic affairs. We moved to Swanlund in May 1983, and for about a year I worked as a secretary for Sammy Rebecca in administrative affairs. What are your primary duties in your current position? One of my specialties is scheduling the conference rooms. We have advanced the scheduling system from using five paper-filled binders to Meeting Maker, a computer program that makes it much easier. I also take care of the guest parking for the building, sort the mail, sign for deliveries, direct people to the right office and answer the phone. The number here is similar to the campus information number, so I get calls for everything from international student programs to summer orientation. And when I do, I try to help them find what they need. Do you enjoy working in an environment that puts you in constant contact with so many different people? That's one of the things I like most about the job. I get to intermingle with everybody who comes to meet with the chancellor and the vice chancellors. Last year, I got to meet the prime minister of Great Britain. Almost everyone who comes in is friendly. You get to know the mail delivery people and the UPS guy. And you get to know about their family - who's going to have another baby. It's like a real-life soap opera. A lot of times, people come in, and they don't know me, but they'll ask directions or just stop to talk. One woman came in the other day and said, 'It's so good to come in here and see a smiling face!' I joked with her and said, "Tell them that upstairs. I'm so close to the door, it's only a couple more steps, and I could be out of here!" When you do make it out the door at the end of the day, how do you fill your free time? I help out a lot with my daughter and her two youngest children. And I enjoy meeting people at church, where I'm chair of the hospitality committee. I like to watch tapes of the soap operas, and I like to read. I also have a cockatiel named Tyler, who's like one of the family, and three tanks of tropical fish to take care of.