Employee Focus: Amy Folz Joins Us As Our New Evening Coordinator
Amy Folz is the new University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus Student Service Evening Coordinator. Anticipating this to be a fun and exciting position, she tells us she was eager to start her new position. I found Amy to be enthusiastic and motivated to help the student service office grow.
Amy grew up in Oregon and completed her undergraduate and graduate degree at Oregon State University in Speech Communication and College-Student Services, Student Affairs. Before her arrival at the URI Providence Feinstein Campus, Amy worked as a Financial Aid Advisor at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Previous to her east coast arrival, Amy worked for student services at OSU. She loved her work and grew in her knowledge of the student services operation. This is where Amy was inspired to complete her Master Degree in Student Affairs and Services. “I like to learn. Each time I learn something new, not only does it benefit me but also the students who I serve.
Some of Amy’s year long goals include:
- Increasing the amount of events held on the Providence campus
- Creating long term partnerships with local organizations Increasing and promoting volunteering opportunities for students
- Introducing programs in sustainability
Upcoming events include:
- Dr. Michio Kaku, URI’s
diversity keynote speaker for the month of October
No Impact Man, a live cast on October 12th with a discussion to follow
Amy would like to bring the “Building Skills” resume seminar to the Providence Campus. This seminar has been received positively by students on the Kingston campus. “It’s practical knowledge for any student interested in improving their resume.” Amy has been working closely with the Student Government Board and assisting with a variety of promotional activities offered by the office of student service. She would like to coordinate a student-faculty social interaction where the students can meet URI Providence faculty members in a social setting.
Amy is looking for student volunteers to contribute to the Providence Campus student e-newsletter. If you’re interested please email her at AmyFolz@mail.uri.edu. Amy encourages all students to take advantage of what the Providence campus has to offer. We wish Amy the best of luck here at URI Feinstein Providence Campus.