Moving from place to place with her husband has been an incredible experience for Judy Morris. Her many journeys have taken her to Virginia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, and eventually Augusta. During those moves, she has volunteered as much as she could; raised two daughters, three dogs, a guinea pig, and fish; and formed a deep appreciation for education.
“During one of our moves, I began substitute teaching,” says the new administrative secretary in the Office of the President. “That’s when I fell in love with education.”
The North Augusta native attended Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, N.C., the town from which she and her husband came. She also worked at the college as a facility coordinator and coached the cheerleading team.
“I loved coaching the cheerleading team,” she says. “I love kids in general, and when I say kids, I use that as a term of endearment.”
Ms. Morris was also an adjunct chaplain at a local hospital in Whiteville and took the time to visit nursing homes. If there was an opportunity to be with people in general, Ms. Morris took it. While in Puerto Rico, she was voted onto the local school board, something very unusual in the small country considering she is a woman as well as an outsider. She says her experience was wonderful and the people there were very inviting.
In North Carolina, she served on the boards of the Wilmington District Youth Council, the Columbus County Community in Schools, and the Columbus County Cotillion Club Board of Directors. She is a certified Stephen Leader to teach Stephen Ministry and is the former director of Christian Education and Youth at Whiteville United Methodist Church in Whiteville.
A person who strongly believes life is all about learning, Ms. Morris is grateful to be a part of the staff at Augusta State University. She hopes to continue her education and pursue a degree in business at ASU. One of her philosophies is that life is an ongoing education.
“I believe in life-long learning,” says Ms. Morris. “We’re never too old to learn.”
Who: Ms. Judy Morris
Position: Administrative secretary in the Office of the President
How long have you been at ASU?: Since April 18
What do you do in your spare time?: “I like to go to basketball games, dance, volunteer, go to the lake, and read. Right now, my favorite book is The Da Vinci Code.”
What do you like most about working at ASU?: “ASU is a place of history, and it holds a badge high in ideals. I’m just really tickled to be here, especially when we’re in the midst of so much growth.”
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