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Person of Interest

It is SSC's pleasure to say our co-worker Amanda Snyder has graciously agreed to be our Person Of Interest this October through NovemberAmanda is our Technical Clerk I for the Physical Plant at Hardin Valley Campus.

 

Thank you Amanda for agreeing to be our Person of Interest so we can get to know you more; so thankful for all you do and we are glad you are here with us at PSCC!!!! 

Amanda Snyder

 

1. I never want to visit ______________ ever again and why?

New York City because when I visited there I was not impressed at all. Times Square was not nearly as big as I thought it would be, Central Park was just okay, and I never ONCE saw any super heroes. 

 

2. #1 on your Bucket list?

Visit Scotland. I would love to tour the country, the castles, and meet with locals. I have had a strong pull to visit there ever since I was a little girl. I also have a thing for Scottish accents. I could listen to Scottish people speak all day long, haha!

 

3. If your choices are Camp in an RV or a tent which is it?

Although the appeal of an RV's air conditioning is tempting, I would HAVE to say I would rather camp in a tent. A couple of years ago my husband and some of his buddies took me to the Nantahala for a weekend river rafting excursion where we set up camp the way it was meant to be - in tents. It was an amazing experience that I can't wait to go on again soon. I feel like an RV would have taken too much away from that. 

 

4. When you daydream of going somewhere, where is that place?

When I daydream, it is usually about the beach. I have not been able to go in over 5 years and REALLY miss it so much. There is just something about looking out at the ocean that calms my spirit and resets my mind.

 

5. Your favorite memory or childhood object you still have?

My favorite memory is probably the time I spent with my dad (cancer took him in April of 2010.) When I was younger, we would sit on the porch swing and I would listen to him reminisce of his old army days and all the shenanigans he and his fellow soldiers would pull. To this day, I can still smell the cup of coffee he always sipped on and hear the squeak from the swing's chains as well as his belly laugh when my mom would come out and yell at us to get back inside while we were swinging away in the thunderstorms. 

 

6. What is your preferred food and why?

Cheeseburgers because I am an American. 

 

7. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Don’t know if it is the craziest thing that I have ever done but one year my best friend went with my family and me to Florida for vacation. We thought it would be fun to try to apply acrylic nails to each other. Our condo was not very big and this project was starting to take longer than expected. My mom and dad got angry. My best friend and I could not stop laughing not because we did such a horrible job that we didn’t finish but because there was not enough proper ventilation and that stuff was STRONG. So she laughed, I laughed, we all cried a little bit and then got some fresh air and went down to the beach.

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8. What you learned from a life changing lesson that had great impact on you and stays with you always?

One life lesson that has stuck with me comes from high school when I was talking to a good friend of mine on the phone. I can't remember the context of what brought it up but he told me that he was going to start working on his manners and say 'thank you' more often where it is due. The more we talked, the more I realized the countless times that I SHOULD have said it but just didn't. It wasn't because I wasn't thankful; I was just unaware that I never expressed it when I felt it. So now, I make a conscience effort to thank people where I feel they deserve it. 

 

9. If you want to say a little blurb of what brought you here or your favorite thing about PSCC I can add that.

After my dad passed away, I wanted to do something with my life so I decided to go back to school and earn a degree. My mom and I are good friends with Gypsy Harrill from the Foundation so we went to visit with her while we were there getting our information on the college. She directed me to a job as a temporary fill-in for the mail room that I started that fall of 2010. My work seemed to be good enough to keep me on and my boss, Travis Whitson, got me in as a temporary help up at the Physical Plant where I have worked up to a Technical Clerk 1 while earning my Associate of Applied Science degree. Working this job under such an awesome boss with really amazing coworkers has definitely been a blessing to me.