That’s My Job

  • Michael Sportiello: Leading behind the scenes at the School of Music

    Michael Sportiello: Leading behind the scenes at the School of Music

    ​Today, Nov. 1, the DePaul School of Music kicks off “Unveiled: A Celebration of Music,” an 11-day music festival to honor the newly constructed Holtschneider Performance Center. While the eyes and ears of faculty, staff, students and the broader Chicago community will tune in to the performances on stage, the School of Music's technical director, Michael Sportiello, will be behind the scenes, ensuring the more than 40 festival events run smoothly.​
  • Jessica Landis: DePaul

    Jessica Landis: DePaul's new Title IX coordinator

    ​Earlier this month, Jessica Landis joined the DePaul community as the university’s new Title IX coordinator. Though she has only been on campus a few weeks, her work and commitment to sexual and relationship violence awareness, prevention and response go back to her undergraduate career. ​​
  • Joshua Smyser-DeLeon: Connecting students through faith and culture

    Joshua Smyser-DeLeon: Connecting students through faith and culture

    ​Since January 2017, Joshua Smyser-DeLeon has served in DePaul's Catholic Campus Ministry as a coordinator of faith formation and the Latinx outreach coordinator. From organizing faith-based retreats to helping Latinx students become leaders in their communities, Smyser-DeLeon dedicates his time on campus to creating a welcoming environment for Blue Demons from all backgrounds.​
  • JD Davis: Tending to the animals at DePaul

    JD Davis: Tending to the animals at DePaul

    ​Since 2002, JD Davis has dedicated his time to tending to the animals that live in the College of Science and Health's research support facility. Read on to learn more about how the university's 84-year-old animal caretaker lends his decades of experience to the DePaul community.​
  • Jameson Dixon, Jr.: Connecting students with career opportunities

    Jameson Dixon, Jr.: Connecting students with career opportunities

    ​During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly 3,000 students attended DePaul's job and internship fairs. Standing by at these fairs to answer questions and work with employers is Jameson Dixon, Jr., the Career Center's job fair and events manager. Read on to learn how Dixon strives to connect DePaul students with career opportunities. ​
  • Mary Jo Rizzo: Helping protect dePaul

    Mary Jo Rizzo: Helping protect dePaul's community and reputation

    ​For more than 11 years, compliance manager Mary Jo Rizzo has played a role in developing and maintaining the training that helps protect DePaul faculty and staff and, ultimately, the university's reputation. Read on to learn more about her role and the compliance team at DePaul.​
  • Brooke Shannon: Guiding students to graduation

    Brooke Shannon: Guiding students to graduation

    ​With more than 55 majors, minors and programs, and abundant courses, options in the College of Computing and Digital Media can seem endless. Thankfully, senior academic advisor Brooke Shannon is available to help students navigate those options. Read on to learn how Shannon and her colleagues help more than 4,600 students succeed at DePaul and beyond.​
  • The Reverend Dan Paul Borlik, CM: Serving at the DePaul soup kitchen

    The Reverend Dan Paul Borlik, CM: Serving at the DePaul soup kitchen

    ​In addition to his priestly duties as the chaplain in Catholic Campus Ministry, the Rev. Dan Paul Borlik, C.M., manages DePaul Mondays at the DePaul Soup Kitchen. Whether rolling up his sleeves to help heat meals or leading reflection sessions for volunteers, each week Fr. Dan helps create a meaningful experience for all those involved with the kitchen. ​
  • Sara Rocus: Keeping chemistry safe

    Sara Rocus: Keeping chemistry safe

    ​From setting up equipment and lab space for faculty to disposing chemical waste to tracking inventory, lab manager and safety officer Sara Rocus ensures DePaul’s chemistry labs are safe and ready for use.​
  • Marty Murphy: Helping fans create lasting memories

    Marty Murphy: Helping fans create lasting memories

    ​Whether in person, through email or over the phone, Marty Murphy, the associate athletics director for ticket sales and operations, spends his time on campus chatting with people about the upcoming sports season and Wintrust Arena, encouraging the broader university community to be part of something special.​
  • Mehmet Gokcek: Painting with a purpose

    Mehmet Gokcek: Painting with a purpose

    ​From the 17th floor of the Lewis Center to the theatres in the basement of the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, there isn't a room on DePaul's Loop Campus that Mehmet Gokcek hasn't touched with a brush. Since 2005, the paint foreman has spent his days in a paint speckled uniform keeping the Loop Campus looking fresh and clean.​
  • Lydia Marsette: Smoothing the seams at commencement

    Lydia Marsette: Smoothing the seams at commencement

    ​Since the 1990s, Lydia Marsette, now an events and office manager for the Office of Graduate Admission, has volunteered her time at DePaul’s commencement ceremonies to ensure the special guests sitting on stage are wrinkle-free, robed and know where they need to be before the procession begins.​
  • Lorne Henne: Building relationships through messaging

    Lorne Henne: Building relationships through messaging

    ​For 25 years, Information Services' Lorne Henne has helped people across the university connect with each other and the broader DePaul community. Read on to learn how he coordinates and tracks email communications from groups and departments to provide timely and targeted messages that help maintain and build relationships.​
  • Kevin McCann: Keeping the clock for Blue Demon basketball

    Kevin McCann: Keeping the clock for Blue Demon basketball

    ​By day, Kevin McCann is one of five academic advisors in the College of Education. What many people don't know about McCann is that he has been the official timer for almost every DePaul men's basketball game for nearly 50 years.​
  • Sophie Kosmala: Handling the holidays at DePaul

    Sophie Kosmala: Handling the holidays at DePaul

    ​Every year in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, an enormous nativity scene pops up overnight in the DePaul Center on the Loop Campus. Though it may seem Christmas elves are responsible for the display, it really is the work of facility operations manager Sophie Kosmala and her team.​
  • Gregg Barker: Solving tech troubles to connect DePaul

    Gregg Barker: Solving tech troubles to connect DePaul

    ​If you've ever requested help setting up Skype, initiating a video conference in your office, or addressing any kind of technical or AV trouble in either the Lincoln Park or the Loop campus, then you probably know Gregg Barker. As an AV engineer/architect for Information Services, Barker has spent the last 19 years at DePaul solving technical problems and helping people connect with one another.​