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I Am West Georgia

Melba Haynes

Melba Haynes is West Georgia.Years at UWG: Nine years.

My job title: Mail Services Supervisor.

What I really do: Supervise the mail room operations. That includes incoming mail, interoffice mail, outgoing mail, window services and sales, departmental postage charge backs, the budget and my employees.

Birthplace: Carrollton.

Family: My husband, Mike, and I will be married 24 years this month. We have a daughter, Megan, who’s sixteen.

People describe me as: Friendly, I would hope.

My favorite things to do: Reading, walking and spending time with my family.

My proudest accomplishment: My daughter.

My passion: Just living.

My pet peeve: People who complain all the time.

Before UWG, I: Worked at the Carrollton Post Office for more than four years. Prior to that, I worked for Southern Therapy Services. I also worked for the Department of the Army for 10 years.

I joined UWG because: I wanted a job with set hours, so I could spend more time with my family. Also, I enjoyed working with mail.

I stay because: I love it here ... the students, the faculty and the staff. It’s just a great place to work.

One thing I would change about UWG: A four-day-work week and three-day weekend. I love my job but love my weekends more.

The best advice I ever received: Don’t let the small things bother you.

The best advice I’d give to new faculty and staff: Do your job to the best of your ability and don’t worry about what others are doing.

When I was a child, I wanted to be: A teacher.

Most people don't know that: Would you believe I use to be shy and insecure?

My favorite quotation: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The book I think everyone should read: The Bible.

The movie I think everyone should watch: I can think of several but the first one that comes to mind is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

My favorite memory: Any memory of my Grandpa Bradbary. He was my favorite person.

The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: Maybe Abraham Lincoln or Billy Graham; it’s to hard to choose just one.

What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: A boat to rescue me.

What I would do if I won the lottery: I don’t play.

What I most want to contribute to students: Whereever life leads you, make the most out of it!

Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to tell you anyway: Life is too short. Live every minute like it is your last.

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