DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Barbara Collins
For eleven years, Barbara Collins has served as the office associate at the MSU Extension office in Montgomery County.
Throughout her day, she answers phones, greets clients, answers client questions when possible or puts them in touch with the experts they need. She also assists county agents with preparations for their programs.
“This job is a perfect fit for me because I enjoy meeting new people,” Barbara said. “With my responsibilities at the Extension office, I get to see new faces nearly every day.”
Barbara said she had to learn quickly to be ready for anything. She never knows what she will encounter during the work day; however, she tries to stay positive, friendly, and willing to help everyone.
“Working at MSU Extension is a very rewarding job,” Barbara said. “My coworkers are the greatest people to work with and are always willing to help you out.”
Barbara has been married for 44 years. She and her husband Lee have 2 daughters who both attended MSU, and she has 5 grandchildren. She and her family enjoy watching MSU football and women’s basketball. In her spare time, she loves doing jigsaw puzzles, mowing grass, and taking care of her flowers.
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