In each issue of The Educator we try to spotlight one of the many support personnel who enrich the college and make the many successes of the Dewar College of Education possible. . .
Meet Jennifer Ling, a city girl from the heart of Manhattan. She cringed at mud and swore against life without modern plumbing, but turned half wilderness crazy upon obtaining a bachelorâ€Ÿs degree in Marketing and Management at Syracuse University. During this period, she indulged herself in caving, canoeing, ice climbing, and canyoneering. Yet, she never stepped foot in the south. A brilliant epiphany occurred and a decision was made to embark on a whole new journey. Jennifer Ling enters the VSU community as a Marriage and Family Therapist in-training for her masterâ€Ÿs degree.Â Nowadays, she exercises her brand new driving skills and tinkers with the new COE website as a graduate assistant working with Dr. Gerber, Dr. Leech, and Dr. Scheffler.
Jenniferâ€Ÿs eclectic experience has seen her working to improve her collegiate community with the Residence Hall Association, to mentoring young children in the city of Syracuse, to having strategic marketing discussions with much taller people, on the corporate floors of mtvU. Perhaps this may be what drove her straight towards alcoholic spirits be-fore the age of 21; â€œdrinkingâ€ in all that Absolut had to offer on their passion for creative advertising with TBWA/Chiat/Day. Eventually, she settled down into a small publishing firm owned by Barnes and Noble, where she gained copyediting skills. It was this same skill that currently finds her occupied in the implementation with the new COE website and serving as a member of the NCATE writing review team.
On her down time, Jennifer tries looking for free spare parts for her car and if you have any, please contact her at the Deanâ€Ÿs Office in the Education Center building.