Cassie Boze, an IT specialist in the College of Education’s Learning Resources Center, was named a Spirit of Excellence winner in June. This is the second month in a row the award has been won by an LRC employee. Boze took an unusual route to develop her expertise in and love of technology.
“I was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, which is right on the border of The Natural State,” she said. “I often say you can stand in Oklahoma and spit into Arkansas.”
Her two degrees from the University of Arkansas system are both in English. Working toward a Ph.D. in 18th century literature at Auburn, Boze picked up a second Master’s. She also picked up a second academic interest.
“During my graduate program at Auburn, I taught composition and literature courses for the English Department, but I also was working for Dr. Nick Backsheider writing the source code for DegreeWorks here at…