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Meet a Colleague: Laurie Huger Laurie Huger serves as an administrative assistant in University Development.

Laurie-Huger-scaled-600x400 Meet a Colleague: Laurie HugerLaurie Huger, University Development

Q. How long have you worked at W&L?
I’ve been working at W&L for one year and a few months.

Q. What do you like most about working at W&L?
I have really enjoyed making connections with the people here and continuing to work in a fun, educational and upbeat environment.

Q. Where did you grow up? 
Baltimore, Maryland.

Q. What advice do you have for students?
Soak up this time in your lives and get involved in all that you can, both at W&L and in the surrounding Lexington community.

Q. What is the most adventurous thing that you have ever done? 
Moving to Lexington two years ago after retiring from teaching and starting anew after having raised a family and lived in Raleigh for 30 years, branching out and meeting new people, starting a new job, and getting chickens! In life before children, I did run the Marine Corps Marathon.

Q. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
Babysitting my 1-year-old grandson is at the top of the list. Spending time with my adult children is a close second!  I also love running, walking, hiking and gardening.

Q. Who most inspires you?
Hard to put my finger on just one person, but people who continue to reinvent themselves and try new things inspire me – they just keep going regardless of age or what society deems appropriate for them to do.

Q. What book are you reading now? 
“The Women” by Kristin Hannah.

Q. What music are you listening to these days? 
Van Morrison and Brooks and Dunn.

Q. What is your favorite film (movie) of all time?
“It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Q. What is the website you visit most often and why? 
Amazon because sometimes shopping is hard in Lexington!

Q. If you could have coffee with one person, who would it be and why? 
It would be my grandmother – she raised 10 children, lived to be 101, was healthy till the end and always happy. I would want to know her secrets to being all these things and gain all the wisdom I could from her about perspective in life.

Q. What is your desert island food? 
Strawberry Pop Tarts with no icing.

Q. Tell us something most people don’t know about you. 
When I first started teaching, I taught deaf and hard-of-hearing children and I acted as a sign language interpreter for them in their mainstream classes.

Q. What is your secret talent? 
I twirled baton competitively as a child.

Q. Anything else you’d like to share? 
Proud memories. In Raleigh, I taught for 28 years and was a girls’ middle school lacrosse coach. We started a lacrosse tournament that ran for 10 years and raised over $150,000 for the One Love Foundation which educates young people about relationship violence. It was fun to work with young women in this venture!