Employee Spotlight - Dunk
Angie Dunk | Adult Education Coordinator and Data Manager | Serving SIC Since 2013
Associate in Arts (Southeastern Illinois College)
Valedictorian Gallatin County High School, Spirit of Southeastern Illinois College Award, Gold medalist at Phi Rho Pi National Speech competition, National champion in After Dinner Speaking at American Forensics Association National Speech tournament, All American Team Member at American Forensics Association National Speech tournament
What other positions have you held at SIC?
I started at SIC as the Adult Education Assistant to the Coordinator in July 2013, and became the Adult Education Coordinator in May 2014.
What is your favorite memory at SIC?
My favorite memory at SIC would have to be the time I spent as a member of the SIC Speech Team, and particularly, competing at the Phi Rho Pi National public speaking tournament in Houston, TX my sophomore year. Our team had such a sense of friendship and comradery amongst us. We always worked hard and had a great time together. I met my best friend and lifelong friends through the speech team. For me, speech was a place where I gained confidence in myself and my abilities, and met other people who were outgoing and eccentric in the best of ways. I still use the professional and interpersonal skills I learned from the team today. I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Rice, Paul Cummins, and Lucy Logsdon as my speech coaches and their leadership and guidance is something that still resonates with me today. I could not have asked for better mentors and genuinely good people as my coaches. I think the spirit of the team and all that it represents for me, speaks to the broader picture of what SIC means to me- I came to SIC when I was 18, so it’s a place that gave me a great platform to expand on things my parents instilled in me such as a good work ethic and responsibility; where I learned who I wanted to become and to be comfortable with that; where I met great people; where I call home.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association-I have a passion for helping persons with dementia. I also love visiting my favorite cities like St. Louis and Memphis, going to concerts, going out for dinner, and shopping! I love to spend time with my parents and my good friends. I also have a yorkie and he is my favorite little guy!
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
Panama City Beach, FL. I love anything involving the ocean!
How would you spend $1 million?
If I had $1 million, I would share it with my parents, donate some to Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, go to New York City and Paris, and buy a new van!
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Kelly Clarkson. She is my favorite singer, but beyond that, I think she is a really great person. She is funny, interesting, kind, a great mother, and does awesome humanitarian work for the city of Nashville, TN.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever heard?
The best piece of advice I’ve heard is from my Nanny who told me that a genuine thank you to someone and a friendly smile can get you farther than you may think in this world.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to others?
The best advice I can give to others is that as long as you and the people you care most about are happy with what you are doing, and as long as you always do your best to be a good person (in whatever capacity that may be), that’s all that matters. Also, work really hard in life and be really kind, even in those instances where you may find it hard to do so.