Name: Lori Spence Position: Senior Administrative Assistant, President's Office Years at ACM: 18
Q & A
What do you enjoy most about your position at ACM? I enjoy the variety of work that I do. Because I work with many different groups
of employees, I see the dedication behind the scenes in nearly every department.
I especially like the work with Employee Recognition. I know that an organization’s
greatest asset is the people who work hard every day bringing their best to the students
and co-workers. All of us are here to help lift each other up and often those doing
the most impactful work go unrecognized.
What is your vision for the future of ACM? To be the community college that supports the needs and demands for our region and
the world. Students should have a relaxing, supportive environment in which to learn
and to grow by expanding their perspectives of the world. When a student leaves ACM,
they should feel so confident in who they are as an individual that they cannot wait
to share their gifts.
Who mentored you in your career at ACM? There have been many mentors, not just one, from board members, to president’s and
directors to janitors and cafeteria workers.
What advice would you give to a prospective student interested in enrolling at ACM? My advice to any student is to first and foremost be respectful of other students,
your instructors and college staff. And second, bring your enthusiasm and respect
for learning to the forefront. Don’t be lazy. Be engaged. Embrace the opportunity.
Did you take classes at ACM? If so, how did it prepare you for your career? Though my primary schooling was from a university, during my time here I have taken
many courses offered through Continuing Education that have helped me in my roles
at the college. I endorse balance in this life and have come to understand how important
this is. Recently, I have taken art classes offered through Continuing Education
which has inspired me to bring my creativity to the surface through collage and paper
painting. I view this as indirectly affecting my career as it reduces stress and teaches
me to focus on something vibrant and beautiful.