Meet your NACCU Volunteers: Sarah Persinger
Meet your NACCU Volunteers:
This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders. Volunteers, whether they are a committee member, a Board member, or an onsite volunteer at a conference, are all important in making NACCU volunteer-driven programs an exceptional experience for our card industry peers.
Campus Card Information
Name: Sarah Persinger
School: Miami University (OH)
Volunteer Role: Professional Development Committee
What is your role at your institution?
The short version is that I head up a small internal support team for the systems and software used in the various departments in the FBS division. We work on support tickets and smaller project-type requests. My role is to mentor the team, help them grow in the knowledge of all our systems, and to manage our ticketing flow in an efficient way, while being able to spot bottlenecks and take advantage of making improvements in all of our processing and support interactions.
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended held?
I haven't gone to one yet, but I've been watching the listserv and all the super resources available on the NACCU site and in the "Vault". I did attend the NACCU Near You in Columbus, OH recently and presented a brief overview of the card operations and our team's involvement in the recent rollout of Mobile Credentials (the Miami Digital ID).
What is your favo(u)rite thing about volunteering with your NACCU committee?
I'm just getting started with the Professional Development committee, but I have enjoyed the interactions we've had so far with all the other members of the committee and finding out how others 'do things' at their institutions.
What show are you binge-watching right now?
A few - my husband and I alternate between all of the new Hallmark movies, Supernatural, The Originals, and we just finished Legacies. Oh yes, also the new Equalizer (with Queen Latifah, though I liked the original series also) and La Brea too.
What is your go-to coffee or tea order?
Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso!
What is your favo(u)rite memory from when you were a student?
My parents came up from the coast with their pets to avoid a hurricane making landfall nearby and 'bunked' with me and my roommates for the weekend.
What is one thing that would surprise people about you?
I have severe panic when having to do presentations, but I keep forcing myself to do these so I'll get better at them and have less anxiety.
You have you own late-night talk show. Who do you invite as you first guest, and why?
James Herriot, author of a series of books about a veterinarian. The first in the series was "All Creatures Great and Small' and the series was a shared love of reading between my mom and me. That or Dick Francis, again, because of the reading shared with my mom and the terrific mysteries he authored, set in the world of British horseracing. It was definitely a window into a world I had not ever experienced. If I have to go with someone alive, I'd choose Emma Thompson - she's simply amazing in all the roles she has played and has the best outlook on life, comedy, and being herself.