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Deb Vickery, Director

Has been at Westminster since March of 2004
BS in Education, 7-9 Mathematics from SUNY at Oswego in Oswego, New York
MS in Human Services Counseling from SUNY at Oswego in Oswego, New York

A little about Deb . . .

Born and raised in Oswego, NY. Spent 32 years of her life in New York State before briefly living in Virginia in 2000, then moving to Utah in 2004 to begin work at Westminster College.  Other fast facts:  She’s the youngest of five; changed her major 3 times in college; working in Higher Education was never on her radar as a possible employment opportunity; LOVES her job!

One piece of advice to students . . .

College really is different than anything you have experienced before.

It’s okay to ‘fall.’ Just remember that when you fall, you get up, learn why you fell and move forward with another ‘life-long lesson.’  Everyone is human and nobody is perfect.

Favorite Quote . . .

Carpe Diem – Seize the Day

Ginny DeWitt, Associate Director and Disability Services Coordinator

Has been at Westminster for 20 years
BS in Psychology from University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
MS in Educational Psychology, Counseling and Rehabilitation Concentrations from University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

A little about Ginny . . .

She loves hiking in any desert, anywhere; researches and transliterates Egyptian and Mayan/Olmec hieroglyphics. Astronomy and cosmology are of great interest to her. Fun reading – murder mysteries! LOVES working with students!

One piece of advice to students . . .

Find your passion and make it your reality.

Favorite Quote . . .

If I should enter my last moments with perfect lucidity, I feel sure I would enter eternity with my eyes wide open and a feeling of intense curiosity. ~ Werner von Braun

Karen Hicks, Associate Director

Has been at Westminster since January of 2008
BS in Business Management from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas
MS in Industrial/Organization Psychology from Emporia Student University in Emporia, Kansas
MS in Academic Advising from Kanas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

 A little about Karen . . .

She’s lived in 6 different states and 11 different towns/cities.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  Hobbies include crafts, photography, reading, and listening to music (all genres).

One piece of advice to students . . .

Know that you will have challenges and setbacks but don’t let that stop you from believing in yourself.  You will triumph over a lot of those challenges and setbacks or they will put you onto a different and possibly better path. Just never give up!

One of her favorite quotes . . .

We do not see the world as it is.  We see it as we are.  ~ Anais Nin

frances peacock, assistant Director

Has been at Westminster since August of 2013
BS in English from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota                                                                                   MA in English from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana                                                                                          

A little about Frances . . .

Born in Indiana and raised in Minnesota, Frances explored a career in Human Resources in New Jersey for several years and then lived and worked in Indiana as a Student Support Services advisor and English department lecturer at Indiana University East.  Frances loves to help students dream about, plan, and meet their education goals and she strives to continue to learn and grow as an educator and advisor.  In her free time, she enjoys weekend camping trips, long hikes in the mountains, bike rides, photography, bird-watching, gardening, knitting, reading fiction and non-fiction, and most recently, skiing!

One piece of advice to students . . .

Dream big!  Don't be afraid to move past conventional ideas about your future and into the realm of the unfamiliar. Dreaming is the first step toward building a fulfilling career and life!

Favorite quote . . .

It is very difficulty to teach navigation theory to someone who clings to the shore. ~ Carol Bly

Amy Gordon, Senior Administrative Assistant

Has been at Westminster since February of 1997

A little about Amy . . .

I have lived in this neighborhood all my life.  I used to ride my bike through the campus and play in the creek as a child.  I love this area.  I have 3 sons who graduated from Westminster and I hope that someday my grandkids attend here, too.  I am a NASCAR fan and love to travel to the Vegas race each Spring. 

One piece of advice to students . . .

Get involved!  Find a club or organization to join!  Stay on top of your studies and ask for help if you find yourself overwhelmed!

 Favorite quote . . .

 Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turnin’ but…the hamster was dead?