Monday, October 15, 2012

Understudy for Hire

           Well I figured I would be writing this article about some general thing like, “Make sure to take your ACT” or maybe something about school. But instead I think I will write about something else. As you all know, Kori Hoffmann is no longer Academic Coordinator of UB now of which he has a position with Student Affairs. Personally, I think that job suit him well as he will now be able to scare students straight. Now this is all kind of disappointing to me, not because I am not happy that he got a new job, but now I am not an understudy to anyone. That’s how it was, I was Kori’s understudy. What exactly did I do? Well I would take care of his office, take out the trash, and even occasionally bring him a drink or two at lunch. I was his personal assistant for whatever we needed.
It all started as I was in my first year of the Upward Bound program. I really didn't know anyone. So I thought I would take up opportunity to suck up, err uh, and get to know central staff. As scary as Kori seemed, I got to know him as well as Phil and Brenda (at the time). I would get things for Kori as he asked and it just seemed to stick, and I was deemed understudy. Of course, living in Maryville I could stop by the UB office whenever I wanted, so when I came up the steps and through the office, Kori was always the first one to see me, as he has the prime office that could spot me from fifty feet away. He didn't seem as excited to see me. I also remember Kori coining the term “Ricka-bow-bow-chica-bow-wow” but don’t quote me on spelling. Oh yeah and he always told me that he will go on trip this year, too. Oh well I guess that won’t happen. All in all, Kori is always someone you can turn to, he is full of helpful advice. But don’t miss him too much, he’s not too far away, second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Go visit him, I know I will! 

- Tanner Rickabaugh, Senior SAC Member

1 comment:

  1. Uh, I'm not sure if I am supposed to take this as a positive or a negative. Always good to see you Tanner! I am really sad I will not be able to attend trip with you but there may be an understudy position in Student Affairs if you attend NW (I have no idea if there is so don't take that as a promise. Anything is possible so technically there COULD be an understudy position).

    As Tanner said, and is very accurate, my door is always open for any of you. The only difference is now it is in the Union. Everyone take care and have a great school year! I will make sure to stop a time or two during lunch this summer to visit.