Most college students throw their caps in the air and proclaim their newfound freedom on graduation day. Pam shared in this thrill with her graduating class, but she also came to make the University her home after graduation.
Pam began her career at Lewis as a student worker in the Office of Admission while earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After graduation, she was hired as a clerk in the Office of Financial Aid Services. During this time she also took advantage of the University’s tuition program and completed her MBA.
During her fourteen years at Lewis, Pam has progressed through various positions within the Office of Financial Aid Services, including Counselor, Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Associate Director. She recently was promoted to Bursar in the Business Office, where she oversee the management of student billing, accounts receivables and collections.
She believes that being a Lewis alumna makes her more valuable to the University. She can relate to the students and offer firsthand knowledge to them and their families of what their college career and experiences will be like.
Pam loves what she calls the “seasonality of her job…the different and defined cycles of the academic year and the natural progression of students”. She feels it is very rewarding to watch a student go from the infancy stage of their college career to the point when they achieve their goals and dreams.
Pam believes that the greatest benefit of working at Lewis is the feeling
of community and being part of something bigger than yourself or your department.
She also appreciates the fact that Lewis employees put students first. “We
explain why we do what we do and walk the students through the process,” she
says. “We recognize every moment as an opportunity to teach.”