Employee Spotlight

Ginny Bender

Ginny Bender


HR Coordinator

Years at EMU


Why You Like Working Here

I feel like EMU is a down-to-earth place where I am free to be myself and wear my personality on my sleeve.

Favorite Campus Spot

The McKenny lounge is my favorite spot on campus. There’s a lot of energy there and although it can get pretty loud, I still feel like I can relax, pull back a chair and get some work done on my laptop.

Surprising Fact

I love tattoos. I have two; one on my upper right arm and one on my left wrist. The one on my shoulder is of my Patronus from Harry Potter which has the text “expecto patronum” in J.K. Rowling’s handwriting and the other is a bunny. I plan on getting more.

Next Goal

About a year ago, I was talking to a friend who was working with a professor from U of M on a project to launch a job board for the homeless but they were running into a lot of barriers. I’m now working on this project as well. I’ve always liked employment and I like the idea of helping people finds jobs, so I feel like I can make a difference.

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