Author Archives: annmarieklotz

About annmarieklotz

I write about all things education, personal & professional development and growth. Once is a question, twice is a discussion and three times is a blog post! Born and raised in Detroit Michigan but currently calling the Pacific Northwest home. I work at Oregon State University and belong to a fantastic community of higher ed professionals around the globe! Lover of theater and the arts. Live your best life!

New Year, New Blog Site

Hello! Thanks for reading my posts over the years.  I have recently changed blog sites.  Please visit my new site and please consider subscribing to my blog.  If you subscribed to this blog via a wordpress account you are NOT … Continue reading

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The Last 30 Days

January is a time for new beginnings and yet the next 30 days are the end of a journey that for me began 4 years and 5 months ago. I remember going to class on the first day of my … Continue reading

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Mentorship in Practice

There are a number of resources available on finding a mentor. A simple Google search will point you in a good direction. Less abundant are personal accounts that describe what that mentorship relationship looks like when actualized – particularly in … Continue reading

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Adios 2013

Dear 2013, You were a year of amazing highs and gut-wrenching lows. Does anyone else feel me on this? I saw friends all around me deal with extremely challenging situations with family, finances, illness and workplace struggles.  2013, it seems, … Continue reading

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Holiday Streak 2013

Most folks know that my mantra is to “always say yes.” So when Ray Gasser created a new running challenge on the Nike+ app and invited me to join I didn’t hesitate. This “holiday streak” challenged participants to run at … Continue reading

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My Holiday Wish

In 7th grade I was doing the things other kids my age typically do–I was involved in clubs at school, liked hanging out with my friends and was looking forward to our upcoming middle school dance. Unlike other seventh graders … Continue reading

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Why Are We Not Talking About Wellness?

Our field is in trouble. In order for our field to continue to recruit and retain the healthiest, happiest, best role models for our students and staff we must make wellness a top priority. Student Affairs reflects the same struggles … Continue reading

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