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Faculty Friday Feature: Rita Bristol

Faculty Friday Feature: Rita Bristol

Feb 22nd , 2013

Faculty Friday highlights a weekly faculty or staff member at Midland University. It gives students, staff, alumni, and future students a deeper look at members of the Midland Community.

Rita Bristol has been teaching business at Midland for 23 years. Here are some things you may not have known about her:

What is your hometown? I grew up in Southwest Iowa, but I have lived in Fremont for a while now.

What do you teach? Business Communications, Office Procedures, Business Presentations, Principles of Management, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behavior

Are you involved in any clubs at Midland? I am the advisor of PBL (Phi Beta Lambda)

How long have you been teaching at Midland? This is my 23rd year

What is the best part about teaching at Midland? Getting to know the students and working with them. I enjoy helping them work towards their academic goals. Midland is a small campus, but it allows the staff and students to get to know each other. It is more personal, and we are able to help the students achieve their goals.

Where did you graduate, and what was your major? I got my Masters in Business Education at UNO

What is your favorite movie? I don’t have a favorite movie, but I enjoy the classic films.

What is your favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird. My favorite author is John Grisham

What is your favorite food? Dark Chocolate

Most memorable moment at Midland? Early on in my teaching career, I was the PBL advisor. Two of our students qualified for Nationals in Washington D.C. I was able to travel with them. It was their first time flying and being in Washington D.C. It was very cool to see this experience through their eyes.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am very proud of my two boys, and of my PBL group.

Do you have any interesting hobbies? I am a fan of sports. I like to watch sports and keep up with them. I also enjoy reading when I have the time.

What is the best piece of advice you can offer to incoming freshmen? Remember why you are in college. Set goals, keep them in mind, and achieve them.