Meet a Colleague: Molly Myers Molly Myers serves as associate director of annual giving.
Q. How long have you worked at W&L?
I have worked at W&L for 8.5 years.
Q. What do you like most about working at W&L?
My co-workers! Both in my immediate department (Development) and the colleagues I get to interact with throughout the university.
Q. Where is your favorite location on the W&L campus?
I have a soft spot for the Hotchkiss House porches and in August/September, you can find me under the buckeye tree near Admissions/Watson/Reeves trying to find the best buckeyes of the season.
Q. Where did you grow up?
Centerville, Ohio – a suburb of Dayton.
Q. What is the most adventurous thing that you have ever done?
In 2004, I got on a bus full of strangers by myself to ride to a protest in Washington, D.C.
Q. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
I like to hang out with my family in the kitchen while listening to music.
Q. If you could live anywhere, where would you build your dream home?
Hmm, I really like living in Lexington, but if I could do anything I’d have three homes – one here, one in Wooster, Ohio and one in Athens, Georgia.
Q. Who most inspires you?
My son, he’s so optimistic and adventurous.
Q. What book are you reading now?
I just finished “Carry the Dog” by Stephanie Gangi – a good but very uncomfortable read, I can’t decide if I recommend it or not!
Q. What music are you listening to these days?
We just watched the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, so we’ve been playing those artists a lot – Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton, Eurythmics and Carly Simon.
Q. Your favorite film (movie) of all time?
AHHH, that’s too hard, I can’t answer it. But I can tell you my favorite tv shows of all time are “Gilmore Girls” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.”
Q. What is the website you visit most often and why?
Well, technically it’s Colonnade Connections – because it’s my job. But otherwise, I’m always looking up celebrities/actors/musicians on IMDB and Wikipedia – I really should make a donation when Wikipedia puts that ask at the top of the page!
Q. Which historical figure do you most identify with and why?
Jeannette Rankin, who was the first woman elected to congress. I know so much about her having written about her and I worked for a nonprofit founded in her name while in graduate school.
Q. If you could have coffee with one person (living or deceased), who would it be?
My dad introduced me to coffee when I was 12. He died in 2021 and I wish I could have one last latte with him in our favorite coffee shop
Q. What is your desert island food?
Marion’s Pizza and salt & pepper potato chips – hopefully there’s potable water there because clearly I’ll get thirsty!
Q. Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
That I love University of Georgia Football – oh wait, something people don’t know about me … I took dance lessons most of my childhood and regret giving it up.
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