Employee Spotlight

Ben Peters in Science Complex

Ben Peters

Title

Systems Administrator II

Years at EMU

11 years

Why You Like Working Here

I like the people I work with and the autonomy my supervisors give me.

Favorite EMU Moment

The day I met my wife. I was renting a house with two friends and the landlord had asked if she could rent out one of the rooms to a new EMU graduate student. A few weeks later, Lindsay moved in and started studying wetland ecology. We spent more and more time together—at home, in Mark Jefferson or studying in Strong Hall. Eventually, she realized how lucky she was to have met me, (haha). Here we are today married almost 12 years and still as happy as day one, thanks to our mutual connection here at EMU.

Favorite Campus Spot

I think my favorite spot is the third floor of the student center right outside the ballroom. When I was a student, I spent hours studying there. I would grab a snack and head up to the tables because it was so quiet.

Inspiration

My wife is a brilliant and driven woman. She’s inspired me academically to set a good example for our son and complete my bachelor’s degree. I finished that in 2016 and have since started a master’s program.

Surprising Fact

If you call the help desk or the general directory number (487-info), it’s my voice you hear.


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