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Employee Spotlight - Oxford

Andrew Oxford | Network Technician | 5 Years at SIC


Spotlight Candidate
Andrew Oxford

 

Education:

  • Southeastern Illinois College – Harrisburg, Illinois
  • Associate of Applied Science in Network Administration May 2007
  • Certificate in Computer Troubleshooting May 2007

Have you held other positions at SIC?
While attending SIC, I was a student worker for the same Information Technology office I am a part of now.

What position(s) did you hold prior to SIC?
Prior to coming here as a full-time employee I was a draftsman for WKI Inc., a local cabinet and custom casework business here in Harrisburg.  I worked on projects ranging from small businesses to hospitals to military bases.  I also got to work on a project for SIC during the expansion of the Robert I. Gregg Technology Building.

What does SIC means to you? 
SIC has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. In elementary, it was the place where I, along with my fellow young authors would gather to read books and listen to “Mark Twain” tell us stories. In high school it was where I was part of business and WYSE team competitions. It was where I went to college and where I became an employee soon after. As someone who has come full circle at SIC, I can say it is a great place to work and a great place for anyone to further their education.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to play and write music.  My wife and I write and record our own songs. We also lead worship at our church and are involved with the youth and drama team.  

Where’s your favorite vacation spot? 
My wife’s family owns a cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania. There’s nothing like waking up to that view.

How would you spend $1 million? 
I would donate the majority to charity and possibly start charities of my own.

What is your dream?
I would love to take mine and my wife’s songs on the road as a full-time musician.

What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard, or the best piece you can give to others? 
Two scriptures come to mind:

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived. “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
  2. Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

And one more thing – “When in doubt, reboot.”