This archived article was written by: Benjamin Waldon
Kelli Curtis, respected six-year veteran of the College of Eastern Utah’s admission’s department, decided that it is her time to leave for a career move that has opened up elsewhere in life.
Graduated in 2002 with her associate’s degree, Curtis has always been someone that has been there for students at CEU.
Starting off her career at CEU was working with the EdNet program as a facilitator.
It was not too long until she decided that she needed another job that would be more fitting for her style of work: helping students. The job of working as a records’ technician in admissions office was available and she was willing and ready to accept the position.
In this job, not only could she have benefits like retirement and medical, she was able to help the students through every registration event that was sure to show up.
Her list of duties included registering students for classes, sending transcripts and helping students with problems. “I am a problems solver,” she states after being asked what activities she was involved in.
Working in admissions for six years, Curtis has been a friend to all students that have come into her presence.
She has also had many good experiences and states that the job was “fun” and that she “loved all of the students, even the drama students.” When asked what she was going to miss most about CEU, she stated, “students, hands down.”
A couple days before she left her position, she answered a few questions about what the college was like when she had been a student and what she liked the most. She loved how the college size was small, and the small class sizes made it easier for the students to talk with their instructors. “CEU has the best instructors.”
Her favorite classes and instructors were “all of them.” She had good classes and “liked most of her instructors.” She eventually smiled and said “Michelle Fleck and Carrie Icard the most because they gave me flowers.” She also added George Uhlig and Nancy Takacs as favorites.
One thought of how CEU could improve, she said there are some of the things she would not mention, but said “Even though it is a necessary evil, get rid of some of the politics.”
Curtis is leaving because of a major career opportunity that has risen. She will be working as an assistant case worker. In this job, she will help in various cases dealing with children.
She has also set a goal to earn a bachelor’s degree in social psychology.
Her words of encouragement to students of CEU are “make a difference in someone’s life, plus always say please and thank you.”