Antelope Intros: Adrienne Bottcher, Krystal Ballinger, Seka Nelson

October 01, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Antelope Intros is a new GCU Today feature. Because the University is growing so fast with so many new faces, we wanted to introduce some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is both fun and informative. We’ve created these Q&As to tell you a little about the new people sharing your office space. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.

ADRIENNE BOTTCHER

Job title:  Finance Counselor for KBCOB/CAS

Job location: Peoria

What attracted you to GCU?  My guitarist previously worked here and said nothing but great things about it.

What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I sing for a band called Halocene with a fellow co-worker, Cash Hart. We have opened up for bands like Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World, and have a pretty big following on Youtube and Facebook.

What are you passionate about? Music!

What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit?  I love to go to local shows all around the Valley and support my fellow musicians.

What are you most proud of?  I’m most proud of my accomplishments with music, but also in my career at GCU. I’m brand new, but hope to stick around for a very long time!

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KRYSTAL BALLINGER

Job title:  Dispatch for Public Safety

Job location: Camelback Hall Public Safety office

What attracted you to GCU?  My BFF works here and told me it was a great place to be employed and she was right! Plus I have always been fond of this school, as a  I came here with my AP biology class and the cadaver lab was exquisite!

What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I love shopping, reading,  doing crafts with my mom, being silly with my siblings and having lunch with friends.

What are you passionate about? Learning and trying new things. I love to go to school.  I love to try new cuisines, explore new cultures, learn new languages and try new adventures.

What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit?  I love the state fair, Glendale Glitters, Polar Ice and Haus Murphys.

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: The first thing I try and learn in any new language is “I love you.” I can say it in at least nine different languages.

What are you most proud of?  My award from NASA for my mathematical abilities.

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SEKA NELSON

Job title:  Online Academic Counselor

Job location: Peoria

What attracted you to GCU? The environment and the campus.  I know some current employees with GCU who are friends of mine, and mentioned how great the environment is.  Additionally,  I’ve always wanted to work for a school that has an actual campus along with the sporting events!  Love it so far!

What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I enjoy being around my friends and family.  To find any outlet, you’ll find me around my family or at the gym! 

What are you passionate about?  I’m passionate about education as well as being a successful person. 

What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit?  The annual Arizona State Fair.  I always get to enjoy that with family and friends!

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know:  Most people don’t know that I have a passion and love for sports, especially football and basketball.  Most people also don’t know that I’m the youngest in my family and spoiled by my older siblings!

What are you most proud of?  I’m most proud of getting a solid education and being able to be that role model for many individuals, especially kids back home on my reservation.  I believe in the motto “You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.” This is a saying my parents instilled in me since I was a child.


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