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Employee Spotlight-Sirach

Gina Sirach | Interim Dean of Academic Services | 23 Years at SIC


Spotlight Candidate
Gina Sirach and Pondo Pete
Heart Walk Fundraiser 2012

Education:

  • MSN University of Southern Indiana
  • BSN University of Evansville
  • AAS (Nursing) Southeastern Illinois College

Awards:

  • NISOD
  • Loren P. Dallas Faculty of the Year

What other positions have you held at SIC?
Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing Faculty; Director of Nursing & Allied Health.

What position(s) did you hold prior to SIC?
Staff Nurse at Ferrell Hospital; Health Care Facility Surveillance Nurse at IDPA; Unit Nursing Supervisor at Visiting Nurse Association

What does SIC means to you?
Since I am a graduate of Southeastern and a long-time employee, SIC has been a big part of my life for many years. SIC provides quality education that allows many students an opportunity to achieve success. I am very proud to be a part of this institution.

What's your favorite memory at SIC?
I have many good memories at SIC, but the best memories involve former students who have contacted me after graduation to share their successful career experiences.

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy decorating my home, shopping, attending church, and spending time with my family.

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
On the beach in Florida…. I also enjoy traveling to Charlottesville Virginia to visit my son.

In the movie based on your life, who plays you?
Louise Fletcher…. Louise played the role of the antagonistic Nurse Ratched in the movie “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” For years, my family has “lovingly” referred to me as Nurse Ratched when they have been ill and required my care. While I believe I have a much more caring nature than Nurse Ratched, we do share the attributes of being organized and assertive, and we have a need to accomplish goals.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
I would like to have dinner with my husband and two children. Since they are now young adults with lives of their own, we don’t get to enjoy those dinners as often as we once did. (I yearn for the days when they used to fight over who got to choose the restaurant!)

What's the best piece of advice you've ever heard, or the best piece you can give to others?
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou