This October, Elizabethtown College welcomed a group of new faculty and staff members, including Jennifer Strain, Tina Morris, Amy Berra, Melissa Hagman, Taylor Frombaugh, Michelle Henry and Marie Joseph.
Strain works in the High Library as the instruction and scholarly communications librarian. She will be instructing students and helping them to get the most out of their research.
Since her last job was a librarian position at a public library, Strain has had her fair share of experience in the field. She has expressed her enthusiasm about being part of the Etown community, stating that her “current goal is to get a look inside all the buildings on campus.”
Morris has filled the new position of administrative assistant for the chemistry department. Her greatest responsibility is making sure that materials needed for the department are ordered and paid for, although she assists the other faculty and staff with a variety of tasks. So far Morris has had a positive experience with the people of the College and is optimistic about her future here.
Berra has joined Etown as the new assistant to the Vice President Student Life and Dean of Students. She attended school at Mary Baldwin College and later had a managing position for a psychiatric practice in Harrisburg.
However, Berra thought that Etown would be a good fit for her because she attended a small college for her own education. Overall, she said that she has found all the people she has met to be “very welcoming.”
Hagman is the new event technician at the College. She earned her higher education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Hagman works with technical operations for events in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center and the KAV on campus, and she has worked Board of Trustees events as well as E-fit classes.
Frombaugh works as the new assistant women’s lacrosse coach. She also graduated from Millersville and is currently focused on defense, strength and conditioning for the team here at Etown.
In addition to her new job at the College, she is also a middle school coach for Lanco Elite Club Lacrosse in Lancaster. Similarly to the other new hires, Frombaugh agrees that her experience at the College has been warm and welcoming so far.
Henry is a new student information systems coordinator in the Center for Student Success. Joseph works in Facilities Management as an environmental services worker.
As a whole, the new individuals on campus are excited about being a new part of the College. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the community better,” Strain said.
Time will tell what these new members can give and get back from their experiences at Etown.