Getting to know … BU’s online Student Services Coordinators: The Sequel!

By Andrew Hinkell

Happy Fall 2 Launch! Over the course of the next 7 weeks you will have much interaction with our Student Services Coordinators. Two years ago we posted our first Student Services Spotlight. Since then we have seen many changes to our Student Services team. We asked each of the coordinators to respond to a brief questionnaire. We hope this will help give a face and personality to the name.

 

Emily Heffernan

Program: Art Education, Music Education

What was the last book you read? Eat & Run by Scott Jurek I highly recommend it!

Where did you go to college? Saint Michael’s College, Vermont. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism with a minor in Art.

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? New Zealand, 2014 or to 1978 to see my parents get married.

The next 5 in my Netflix queue are… Django Unchained, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Forks Over Knives, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Artist.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? A Four Season Guide to Hiking in New England

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? Campus Trolley, across from the BU East T stop. 

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Frances Houseman

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. Instagram

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. New England Telephone “We’re the one for you New England, New England Telephone.”

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to…doing some of my favorite winter activities with friends and family, like cross country skiing, hiking, and baking lots of cookies. 

Chase Crossno

Program: Social Work

What was the last book you read? For class: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. This is a book I wish everyone would read – possibly one of the most important books about human rights published in recent memory. For pleasure: John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley.  Ummm, AWESOME!

Where did you go to college? The University of Texas at Austin – double majored in Theatre/Dance & Anthropology.

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? The moon – July 20, 1969.  I want to step out just before good ol’ Neil and steal one for the ladies – then moon dance.

The next 5 in my Netflix queue are… Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Un Amor, The Artist, Waste Land, and Lore.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? Dance Magic

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? Brown Sugar – followed by a visit to Distance Education!

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Medusa… (this may or may not be my Halloween costume this year…look out!)

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. Facebook

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. Can’t think of any due to the sweet crooning of Richard Hawley in my headphones, effectively clears out jingle sounds.

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to… a trip home to Austin, Texas and…food.  FOOD!

Lisa Knowles

Program: Management

What was the last book you read? Wine and War- great book about how WWII affected France’s Wine Industry and vice-versa.

Where did you go to college? Emmanuel College. Right down the street!

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? 19th Century Japan- such a vibrant culture and would be interested in seeing life before technology began to boom.

The next 5 in my Netflix queue are… Drive, Pi, Arrested Development, re-watching all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad (I miss it already!), and the next season of House of Cards.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? The American Sunday: How to prepare a game day feast and still leave time to manage your fantasy football leagues

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? Otto Pizza-right in the center of campus and great New England pizza.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Jo March from Little Women.

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. LinkedIn

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. The curse of being a New Englander- Bernie and Phyl’s furniture commercials

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to… baking and cooking for friends and family (and the office too)!

Jen Sullivan

Program: Computer Science, Graduate Taxation

What was the last book you read? I’m in the middle of Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke by Rob Sheffield.

Where did you go to college? I went to Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences for my undergrad degree in English. I also have my Master’s in Advertising from BU.

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? I would love to experience the Swinging 60s in London.

The top 5 most played tracks on my iTunes are… Shelter Song” by Temples, “Different Drum” by Linda Ronstadt, “I Am a Rock” by Miles Kane, “Come Closer” by Miles Kane, and “Holiday” by Jason Falkner.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? Music, Fashion, and Design of the 1960s.

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? Audubon Circle Restaurant and Bar—Near Fenway Park but very low-key and cool. A great hidden patio when it’s nice out!

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Liz Lemon on 30 Rock

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. Facebook

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. “1-800-54 GIANT”

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to… watching my 3 nieces open their presents, and getting some time off.

Andrew Hinkell

Program: Computer Science, Executive LLM

What was the last book you read? Foundation by Isaac Asimov and yes, I would recommend it!

Where did you go to college? I went to BU for my Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Economics.

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? If I were travelling to the past I would like to visit Ancient Rome at its height. If I were travelling to the future I would like to travel to Mars!

The name of my favorite Pandora radio station is… The Marvelettes Radio. It varies from time to time, but that’s the one I am currently enjoying.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? Science Fiction Television: An Introduction

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? UBurger! Great burgers and even better frappes.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? The Doctor because I could visit any place and time.

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. Reddit

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. “Only at Mattress Giant. Ooh-aah.”

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to… spending time with my family and enjoying the New England Winter!

Patti McDonnell

Program: Criminal Justice, Center for Professional Education

What was the last book you read? The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? Ancient Egypt – I’d like to see how the heck they built those pyramids.

The Top 5 most played tracks on my iTunes are… “Wuthering Heights” by Pat Benatar, “Levon” by Elton John, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by Pink, “Good Old, Fashioned Lover Boy” by Queen, and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? Planning for an Early Retirement: Do as I Say Not as I do

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? Otto Pizza – I like the Eggplant, Ricotta and Basil pizza.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Scarlett O’Hara – uncompromising, feisty, fearless, determined, and ya gotta admire a gal who can whip up a dress from draperies.

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. My browsing is done in a store, during retail therapy excursions.

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. It’s not a jingle but the first thing that pops into my head is……Uh oh…guess what day it is?  Guess what day it is?  Anybody?  Julie, hey guess what day it is? Oh come on I know you can hear me.  Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike.  What day is it Mike? Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.  Listen, guess what today is?  It’s HUMP DAY.  Woohooo…

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to… Intersession! First intersession since I started working at BU that I won’t be working a 2nd job.  I will truly be able to enjoy some downtime with my family.

Chantal Horgan

Program: Health Communication, Undergraduate Degree Completion

What was the last book you read? A Song of Ice and Fire, A Storm of Swords (so good!)

Where did you go to college? Northeastern University – Husky for life! (but a Terrier in the office…)

If you could travel to any place and time, where and when would you go? I would love to be able to go back to early 20th century Europe, specifically France. My great grandmother was a movie producer and actress there, and I would treasure the opportunity to see her in her heyday, running the show (literally)!

The top 5 most played tracks on my iTunes are… Going to California” by Led Zeppelin, “Over The Hills and Far Away” by Led Zeppelin, “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin, “I Feel Free” by Cream , and “For Your Love” by The Yardbirds.

If you could create your own online course what would it be called? The Ins and Outs of ePortfolio!

You are an online student visiting campus for the first time. Where do you go for lunch? I’m fairly new to the BU community, but one of the places I’ve visited is the Angora Café and their panini are delicious!

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Daenerys Targaryen

I will most likely be browsing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Reddit. Everything besides Twitter

The first TV jingle that comes to mind. “I have a structured settlement and I need cash now!”

This holiday season I’m most looking forward to… spending time with family that I don’t get to see nearly often enough, and not sitting in early morning traffic!

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