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Getting to know...the Registrar’s Office’s Sharon Duncan


June 17, 2010
Sharon Duncan Academic Records Specialist Sharon Duncan with her family
1. Position at Centre?
Academic Records Specialist, Registrar’s Office

2. Where did you grow up (and describe the place in one phrase or sentence)?
Lexington, near the UK football stadium

3. What are your hobbies?
Glass-crafting and tennis

4. Favorite board game?
Quirkle (with my kids)

5. Favorite artist and/or work of art?
Klimt's The Kiss

6. Favorite novel or poem?
Most recently enjoyed The Help by Kathryn Stockett

7. Most memorable trip or vacation?
Alaskan Cruise with nature-related excursions and whale watching. Also, I always enjoy the beach!

8. Favorite TV show?
Mythbusters, stand-up comedy (not too offensive, though), and the Nature Channel

9. Favorite holiday?
Christmas—the holiday itself, but also all the preparation and gatherings that precede it

10. Favorite singer and/or band?
Anything with a little “thump”

11. Favorite food?
Brick-oven pizza with veggies and fresh herbs

12. Fondest memory from when you were an undergrad?
I attended a small college and enjoyed the close community as well as opportunity to be involved in many activities.

13. Three people, living or deceased, who you’d invite to the same dinner party?
Will Farrell, Oprah and my husband, Jim

14. Thing you enjoy most about working at Centre?
Being part of a progressive institution

15. Favorite movie?
All of the Shreks

16. Thing you enjoy most about working with Centre students?
Observing the variety of talents and interests in our students and alumni; I process transcript requests for post-grad programs and service programs, and I’m confident that Centre students are/will be making a difference in their communities.

17. Educational experience that’s been most helpful to you?
Having an undergrad degree in psychology and grad degree in management help me see the big picture but also maintain sensitivity to individual experiences within the system.

18. What would you be doing if you weren’t working at Centre?
Volunteer work and home with kids for the summer

19. Favorite place on campus (and why)?
Performances at the College’s Norton Center—some of my favorites are those which I wouldn’t have sought out but had the opportunity to attend. I enjoy the diversity of programming.

20. Advice you’d give to a first-year college student to make success more likely?
Give your best effort and learn from your mistakes. Also, treat other people the way you want to be treated.

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