Staff Profile: Vicki Mullins

Staff Position: Assistant Director, Graphic Designer
University Relations

Hometown: Born in Albuquerque, N.M. I was raised in the four corners area of New Mexico. My grandfather worked for a natural gas company and we lived in the areas of Chaco Canyon, the Bisti Badlands as well as the Jicarilla and Checkerboard Reservations. I attended school in Bloomfield which was about a 45 mile bus ride one way. What can I say, I'm just a desert rat. I did move to Texas while in high school and graduated from Westlake in Austin. I moved out of state but keep coming back to the Hill Country.

How long with Schreiner: I've worked in University Relations since May 1999. I was also a student here and graduated with a Graphic Design degree so I've actually been around longer.
     
What I like best about Schreiner University: The people here are wonderful and that's what makes Schreiner the place it is. I love the students! They are so much fun, but I don't get to work with them as much as I would like to.

What do I like best about my position? I get to do something I love - design. I get to be creative and the projects are always changing so it never gets boring. I'm very excited about focusing on the admissions materials. I also like taking photos around campus.

What Schreiner events do I enjoy? Working with Advancement and University Relations has allowed me to work the events for donors and alumni. I have met some very interesting and caring people who love SU and the students.

Favorite food: Almost everything, but Italian and "New Mexican" cuisine are at the top of the list. Tiramisu is my favorite desert.

Favorite Book: Lately I have been into reading more spiritual and motivational books as well as art books. I am now reading "Independent Spirits" Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945.

Favorite vacation spot: I love to travel! I'm pretty sure I have gypsy blood. I LOVE the mountains and southwestern Colorado is absolutely beautiful but I also LOVE the red rock country in Utah. Zion National Park is one the most magnificent places to visit. Fishing at Lake Powell in Utah (pictured) was a favorite getaway growing up and I want to head that direction again soon. It's awesome country! The Ft. Davis area in West Texas is my new favorite Texas spot.

What do I like to do on weekends: We live in the country and I really enjoy being outside enjoying the great view we have, and relaxing around the pond in the yard. Going on walks with the dogs and cats (yes, my cats go for walks too). I love to swim and water activities. I also enjoy painting, drawing and cooking. During the school year, there is a lot of time spent going to the school sporting events for my daughter. Basketball is my favorite. And I spend time with my family.

Advice to students: Follow your heart and go into a career that you will enjoy. Life is way too short to spend your lifetime working at a job you hate. If there is something you really want to do in life, do it and never give up.
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