Michele "Shelly" McCall
Michele "Shelly" McCall hopes she's made the last few months a little easier for the people of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.
"I'm a problem solver," she said. "I like solving problems, helping people and making their lives a little easier."
Shelly was hired in June to be an administrative support assistant for EESI. She's done a little bit of everything since – planning events and coordinating calendars, providing office support to EESI centers, even acting as the unofficial face of the institute, greeting those who come through the doors in need of assistance.
Now Shelly will be filling the institute's vacant financial coordinator position, where she will handle a range a financial responsibilities to help keep EESI running smoothly.
She previously worked in administrative support at the Facilities Engineering Institute at the College of Engineering, a position she says prepared her for her next chapter.
"She came to us with much of the basic financial knowledge and the experience needed in this new position," Tracy Bernier, EESI administrative support coordinator, said in announcing Shelly's new position. "We are excited that she wants to accept this new, challenging opportunity."
Shelly said she is happy to stay in EESI and take on new challenges within the institute.
"It's been interesting to see the environmental side of it," she said of her experiences in EESI. "That's what's been different for me."
Recently married, Shelly lives with her husband and children in a home outside Centre Hall. Between them, the couple have five children, including three currently enrolled within the Penn State system.