Friday, March 12, 2010

Student worker in the spotlight: Bo Higgins

If you've ever checked out our library's manga collection (located on the second floor next to the reference section), you owe a debt of gratitude to one of our student workers. The entire manga collection is actually part of Bo Higgins' private library, which he has generously offered to share with the Reinhardt community.

"We're going to miss it when he leaves!" said library director Michael Martinez.

Bo, who is from Powder Springs but grew up in downtown Atlanta, is in his second year at Reinhardt but his first year working for us here in the library. He is an English major with a concentration in creative writing (hey, that sounds familiar--me, too)! One day he plans to become a college professor, and he also hopes to publish at least one novel and one book of poetry. He describes himself as "an active student," and when he's not studying he can often be found hanging out with his close group of friends and perhaps crushing them in a mean game of chess (I know I'm afraid to take him on, and evidently he's one of the few people ever to defeat Mr. Martinez).

Bo serves Reinhardt as a sophomore representative in SGA, and he is also the vice president of the anime club. Mr. Martinez, who serves as the anime club's faculty advisor, praises Bo's work with the club, saying he's seen it grow in both size and visibility since Bo has been involved.

Bo says the most significant thing he's learned at Reinhardt so far is that "communication is important."

"Waiting often ends up with negative results."

Bo says his favorite thing about working here is "the people" (aww, thanks, Bo, we kinda like you, too), but that he needs to work out more "because bending down to put away books kills your back after a while!"

We appreciate your hard work, Bo, and we're glad to have you on board.

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