Loyola University Chicago

Student Academic Services

SAS Staff Spotlights

 

Allen Green

Program Coordinator for Special Populations in New Student Programs

 

How long have you worked at Loyola?

I have been working at Loyola since August 2017, so I’m coming up on my 2-year anniversary.

What should people know about your role and department? 

I’m currently a Program Coordinator for Special Populations in the Office of New Student Programs. We’re a new office within SAS, but we’re looking forward to doing big things. I’d like people to know that our office is always willing to collaborate to work towards the success of our students. We understand the work we do cannot be accomplished by one office singlehandedly, so we hope to find the same level of support around campus in supporting our Special Populations as we begin to build out our programs!

What are you currently reading? 

I’m not a big reader, but I usually find myself reading some article on the various list serves I subscribe to. I do re-read the Harry Potter series every summer however!

What are you streaming?

I’m currently re-watching Game of Thrones to get ready for the new season coming out, but I also find myself streaming a lot of Critical Role. For those who aren’t aware of what Critical Role is, it’s Dungeons & Dragons related. I also love re-watching episodes of The Office or How I Met Your Mother because why not...

What is your go-to emoji?

 My “go-to” emoji would depend on who I’m texting. If it’s my siblings or my parents, it’s usually the “eye-rolling” emoji or the “shoulder shrug” emoji. If I’m texting my partner or friends, it’s usually the “hands raised in celebration” or “drooling” emoji because we’re talking about food or making plans to get food.

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Katie Tappel

Assistant Director of the Student Accessibility Center

How long have you worked at Loyola?

I’ve worked at Loyola for about 4.5 years.

What should people know about your role and department?

I originally started as a Disability Specialist and I am now the Assistant Director. There is no such thing as an ordinary day in the SAC. On most days I am meeting with students, monitoring testing accommodations, and communicating with faculty, staff, and other campus partners. Fun fact: research shows that looking at cute animals can be calming, so we’ve hung up pictures of our pets along the wall in our main office. If you ever need a smile, stop in to check them out. I think CJ is the cutest, but I’m biased!

What are you currently reading?

I’m usually reading several books at once. I like reading a balance of memoir/non-fiction and fiction. Right now I’m reading Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain, Five Feet Apart by Rachael  Lippincott, and Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao. Five Feet Apart is not my usual kind of book (it’s young adult fiction), but it’s about cystic fibrosis so it’s relevant to SAC.

What are you streaming?

I don’t really watch TV…but if I had to pick something to put on as background noise it would be The Office, Parks

and Rec, or The West Wing.

What is your go-to emoji?

I use this one most frequently: 😂

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Patty Terhune

Office Coordinator for the Career Development Center

How long have you worked at Loyola?

About a year and a half
 
What should people know about your role and department?

The short answer is that I can answer any questions you might have on the CDC because my role interacts with everyone else. The longer answer is that I manage the CDC student workers and I support the Employer Operations team by collecting survey data at the career fairs, scheduling On-Campus Interviews, approving RamblerLink job postings and managing our Facebook/Instagram accounts.
 
What are you reading?

“Everything Is Trash, But It's Okay” by Phoebe Robinson and “On Writing” By Steven King
 
What are you streaming?

I'm writing a chapter for a book coming out in 2020 on TV satire in the Trump-era so right now I'm re-watching the same few episodes of John Oliver over and over again which is a quick way to ruin a good thing. But I also definitely streamed both Fyre Festival documentaries recently to feel better about my own event management skills.

What’s your go-to emoji?

I have an Android so I'm never sure which emojis will actually show up on my phone but I'm a big fan of the ever-reliable: 👍