Marietta College recently hired Tracy Tynan, who has been active on the campus as an athletic foster parent for the past decade, as a records office assistant.
"I was drawn to this position because of the high level of interaction with the Marietta College students," Tynan said. "I enjoy helping them in any way that I can. I have been a part of the College community ever since my husband (John) and I moved to the area."
Aside from being the first point of contact for students in Irvine Hall, Tynan is responsible for building the course schedule each semester and coordinating classroom use; coordinating grade submission; supervising student employees; processing student withdrawals; and will also serve as the secretary to the Curriculum Committee.
Tynan comes to Marietta College after attending Ohio University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Science and Family Studies. Tynan also worked in social services and as a social work assistant before taking the Records Office position.
"I am hoping that I can put some of my training to good use on an intervention committee that I have volunteered to be a part of in the fall," Tynan said. "The committee will act as an extra support system for students who may be having problems transitioning to some of the aspects of being a college student."
Tina Perdue, Registrar, is pleased with how quickly Tynan has taken to her new job.
"Tracy has proven to be a real team player, willing to help with any assigned task and to learn new tasks on a nearly daily basis," Perdue said. "Her pleasant personality and open communication style fits well with the rest of the office."
Tynan's husband, John, is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and former Registrar. Perdue believes her connections to campus make her a great fit.
"She is familiar with campus and enjoys interacting with all aspects of the campus community," Perdue said. "With a background in human services,
Tracy brings a new perspective to the office with the type of interpersonal skills and insight that can help inform revisions to processes for improved customer service and student retention."
Tracy and John live in Marietta with their two daughters, Fredley and Lynncoln.