Dennece Jefferson, Division Office Coordinator
What is your job? My job is division office coordinator, and I’ve been here almost 14 years. My primary responsibility is to assist our dean in coordinating various activities and functions for all departments within the division: Library, Distance Learning, Intensive English, GED Testing, Disability Services, International Student Services, Testing, and Tutoring. Most tasks I perform are the same each day/week, but there’s always a different project on my to-do list. I’ve also been part of SSECCA leadership for most of my tenure, this year I was involved in Black History Month (much fun!), and recently I spoke to a group of health profession students about my illness and experience working with physical therapists. Giving them a first-hand look at a real patient with real disabilities was very exciting and fulfilling, and I hope to be a “guest speaker” again in the future!
My favorite thing about Chicago is…. its diversity! I can’t imagine living in a place where everybody looks the same, talks the same, eats the same things, etc. We even have diverse weather! There’s always something to do, whether in the city or the surrounding suburbs. Just make a choice and GO!
My favorite part of my job is…when I can interact directly with our students. Because I work “behind the scenes”, it’s always a special moment when I can be a positive influence on a student.
Describe yourself in one word using the first letter of your first name. Dedicated! Whatever I do, I give it my all.
What is your favorite technology/app and why? My Kindle, of course! I read my beloved books on it (to date, I have 7,000 titles in over 50 collections), play games, exercise, meditate, listen to music, watch videos, surf the web, check my bank balance/calendar/weather, shop, make lists, it wakes me up in the morning, reminds me of appointments….and I can do any of these anywhere. My favorite app would be Sudoku IF I could play it on my Kindle. For some reason, I can only play it with the pencil and paper version!