The women of the Dean’s office give out advice, treats and JUGS
By Rohan Andresen ’12
Hidden beneath piles of JUG sheets, excused absences forms and myriad of other paperwork sit the ladies of the Dean’s Office: Assistants to the Dean of Students Ms. Theresa Angus and Ms. Debbie Corwin.
These women are the eyes and ears of the entire campus and monitor all of the goings-on.
Ms. Angus is completing her fifth year in the office and Ms. Corwin is completing her fourth, and every day of their employment has been busy.
The ladies deal with attendance, account for every students’ whereabouts, direct parents and visitors where they need to go, handle all parking requests and complaints, and monitor JUGS.
They also are in charge of teacher attendance and help with finding substitutes for absent teachers.
And while these women might be busy all the time, their busyness is not always devoted to business. They find time to have fun as well.
Amidst the paper a box of cupcakes left over from Mom Prom and Valentine’s Day candy cluttered around forgotten carnations, needing to be delivered.
One of the perks of the Dean’s Office is the infinite gifts of foods and sweets.
“The Dean’s office is a place where you can always find a little treat; a box of sweets or baked goods leftover from an event the night before,” Ms. Corwin said.
They also are part of the strange stories and excuses that filter through the Dean’s Office.
Ms. Angus and Ms. Corwin laughed as they reminisced upon a student pretending to be his mother calling in to excuse him for being sick.
Ms. Corwin recognized the voice and transferred the call to Mr. Bopp, who was able to crack the student’s lies.
They also have developed a close connection with many students and become their confidants whether it be about girl problems or school issues.
“Although the Dean’s office is often associated with discipline and JUGS, it is a place where I can be nice to students and offer them a helpful hand,” Ms. Corwin said.