Denise is the assistant to the department head, Dr. Hayley Chouinard, and assistant for the graduate program and to the graduate coordinator. Denise communicates with prospective graduate students and she is usually the first contact for new or transferring graduate students and initiates the hiring documents of all new faculty, staff, and students. Denise organizes Dr. Chouinard’s schedule, assists faculty, administrative professionals and graduate students with communication and other resources. She assists in conducting faculty searches and in course and classroom scheduling, manages events, responsible for purchasing, and works closely with the Ag Business Center office in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
As Fiscal Officer, Catherine serves the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics by providing financial management, purchase requisitions, reimbursements, journal entries, account reconciliations, report management, budget preparation and monitoring, and salary account distributions. She also serves as a pre-award liaison between the college and Sponsored Programs, assisting faculty and research staff in locating funding opportunities, guideline retrieval and interpretation, budget development and preparation.
Donna is the receptionist and an assistant for the department. She is often the first contact for all students, faculty and visitors. She assists with copying, faxing, phone calls, classroom and conference room scheduling, correspondence, mail, etc. She is also the person you see for Travel, Website, key requests and AV equipment check out.