Name: Juli McCoy Major: Office Technologies Class of: 2000
Q & A
Why did you choose your major?
I chose Office Technologies because at the time that I was making decisions for my
future, I was unclear about a specific career path. I only knew that I would likely
enjoy working with computers, that I appreciated organization and process, and that
I needed to start somewhere. ACM offered the Office Technologies program that I knew
would provide me with a foundation for administrative work.
What advice would you give to students interested in your career path?
I have been in my position for about a year and I am learning that people across the
state and the country make full, lifelong careers out of Chamber work. My advice is
that if you are someone who wants to be part of the success of the community you love,
enjoys opportunities to work closely with smart, inventive, outgoing, and generous
people, chamber work might be a good fit.
What was your overall experience at ACM? My experience was truly positive. Our community is immeasurably blessed to have such
an incredible resource at our fingertips. The leadership, and the staff all have a
passion for seeing each and every student succeed regardless of age or background.
Who was your favorite ACM faculty/staff member? Why? This is a difficult question to answer. I went back to ACM several times through my
journey of figuring out what career path I would follow and, as a result, I studied
everything from anatomy 101 to speech and psychology. It is interesting how specific
courses, areas of study, and even people stand out as having an impact, and for me,
there are many. Death and Dying was a course that had a profound impact on me in understanding
the psychology behind something so final. Dr. Kurt Hoffman served as my Psychology
professor and that was another one of my favorites. In the Office Tech program, Peggy
Hughes was someone I always admired. I had the honor of working with her later with
the program’s advisory council. Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working
with Dr. Bambara, Bill Rocks, David Jones, Becky Ruppert, Dr. Hoffman, and so many
more. It’s been a great honor to come full circle!
What is your greatest achievement in your career? My greatest achievement with my career is where I am now. I did not take a traditional
path to arrive here, but I was blessed to have an opportunity to work closely with
strong community leaders. Those who saw my potential and gently pushed me outside
of my comfort zone have all played a role in where I am.