March 2014 Student of the Month

Ally

Ally is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for March 2014. Ally is from the small community of Petersburg, Iowa, near Dyersville and is a Mathematics Teaching major. She says she has known she wanted to be a math teacher since her freshman year in high school. Ally says that she always enjoyed math and often found herself helping her school peers tackle math problems, so teaching seemed like a great fit for her. She is currently in her third year at UNI and plans to graduate in May 2015.

Ally started at the Rod Library as a newly arrived freshman in August of 2011. She credits her mom for picking up a library student assistant application during freshman orientation. Ally was hired by the Dean’s Office, in part due to her affinity for mathematics. Her duties include balancing spreadsheets and working on other number-intensive tasks as assigned. She says her favorite part of the job is employing her math skills to solve problems. Ally also spent a summer working in Technical Services where she helped with mail, periodical processing, scanning, and various other duties. One of Ally’s Student-of-the-Month nominators wrote, “Ally is very professional. Over the last year she has taken on more and more of the data entry related to expenditures, and she does an excellent job of this.” Another nominator wrote, “Ally has a strong work ethic, sticks to business, and gets the job done. She is always willing to try a new project or task.” 

Away from her job and studies, Ally likes to read, watch movies, and hang out with friends. After graduation, Ally would like to find a teaching job, preferably in Iowa. It’s always great to hear that top-notch UNI students like Ally have a desire to remain in Iowa and make a positive contribution to society. Wherever her career takes her, we know she will be successful. Thanks for being such a good employee, Ally, and congratulations for being chosen March 2014 Rod Library Student of the Month.