I Am West Georgia
Name: Mike Ginther
Job title: Groundskeeper II.
What I really do: Maintain athletic fields for varsity sports, intramural sports and P. E. classes.
Years at UWG: 3+.
Before UWG, I: Was Expeditor at Printed Fabrics for 5 years, then at Oak Mountain Golf for nine years.
I came to UWG because: It was close to home, I enjoy the work, and the benefits from the state.
One thing I would change about UWG: More bike friendly areas.
I was born in: Marietta, Ohio.
Family members are: Wife Debora, sons Andrew (wife, Tabitha) and Ben, and daughter Theresa.
People describe me as: Easy going and detail oriented.
Most colleagues don't know that: If I told that then everyone would know.
Favorite things to do: Anything to do with athletics.
Favorite quote: It ain't nothing 'til we call it!
Proudest accomplishment so far: Raising three great kids to adults.
Pet peeve: People taking recreation activities way too seriously.
Best advice ever received: Marry for love and work for enjoyment.
Best advice for new faculty and staff: Make sure you enjoy your work; your life will go much smoother.
What I most want to contribute to students: A safe and attractive place to play and learn.
The book everyone should read: Watership Down.
The movie everyone should watch: Gone with the Wind.
The person dead or alive I'd most like to meet: Roberto Clemente.
The place I'd love to travel to: Germany.
Although you didn¹t ask, I'd like to tell you anyway: I still think about my college days. I hope students try to make this part of their lives as positive and memorable as possible.
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