Meet the staff members who joined CCU in September
by Caroline P. Rohr
Sixteen people joined Teal Nation as staff members in the month of September, ranging from the Registrar's Office to the Department of Athletics and beyond. Several are CCU graduates, and one hails from as far away as Honolulu, Hawaii! The Kimbel Library adds the most employees this month with three new access services specialists.
Jamieson Bilella is the vice president for the Office of University Marketing and Communication. His hometown is East Brunswick, N.J., and his hobbies include biking and spin class.
Joanne Duncan is a lead teacher/director in the Spadoni College of Education. Her favorite food is steak, and she is originally from Attica, N.Y., so her favorite NFL team is the Buffalo Bills. She has two adult children and two dogs, and has been married for 34 years. See a story about her here.
Melissa Grainger is an access services specialist in Kimbel Library. Her favorite food is burgers and fries, and she is originally from Conway, S.C. She loves reading, fishing, and being a “beach bum.”
Victoria Green is a volunteer water quality monitoring coordinator with the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetlands Studies. She is originally from Ormond Beach, Fla., and loves mint chocolate chip ice cream, long walks on the beach, and birdwatching.
Mable Peltier is an administrative and customer relations specialist in the Office of the Registrar. She is originally from Lancaster, Ohio, and loves reading, advocacy, hiking, and hummus (“on everything!”). She chose CCU because “I saw the sense of community from the outside and wanted to ‘feel the teal!’”
Karen Henderson is an administrative and customer relations specialist in the Registrar’s Office. She is originally from Hartville, Ohio, and loves spaghetti and meatballs, shooting pool, animals, and her family. She is a new grandmother and used to show horses.
Barbara Izzo is an access services specialist in the Kimbel Library. Her favorite food is frybread, and she enjoys beading, reading, cooking, and baking. She has traveled to 27 countries and can speak six different languages! She is originally from Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.
Zack Khordasi is the director of football creative media. He is originally from Houston, Texas, and loves sports and Mexican food. He graduated from Sam Houston State and has a twin.
Alexis Liscio is a development assistant in the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation. She graduated from CCU’s RSM program in 2018 and is a current graduate student in sport management.
Sonya McGee is an administrative specialist in the Wall College of Business Management and Decision Sciences department. She loves swimming, hiking, and going to concerts and sporting events. She is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, and is married to a “native Myrtle beach boy.”
Sara Nolan is an assistant lacrosse coach in the Department of Athletics. She loves Marlyand crabs and sports, and is originally from Bel Air, Md. She is a Baltimore Ravens fan and is a CCU graduate. Why did she choose CCU? “To win a conference championship.”
Elizabeth Reed is a grants business assistant in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Services. She is originally from Dayton, Ohio.
Raymond Ruth is a buildings and grounds specialist with turf sports. He is originally from Conway and loves to coach soccer and play golf. His favorite food is Italian.
Blake Schultz is the director of softball operations. He is a CCU graduate originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., He loves Italian food and sushi.
Laura Suggs is an academic adviser within the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. She is originally from Enfield, Conn., and loves grilled cheese, college sports, and reading. Her husband graduated from CCU, and her Boston terrier, Oliver, loves living in South Carolina so far!
Don Turner is an access services specialist in the Kimbel Library. He loves pizza, sports, and music. He is originally from Columbia, S.C., and got married at the Myrtle Beach wedding chapel.