Meet Sherrie Gussow, February’s Staff Member of the Month

Sherrie Gussow, administrative secretary in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for February.

To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss. 

Sherrie Gussow

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? 

Gussow: 17 years

IOM: What is your hometown? 

Gussow: Dallas, Texas

IOM: Talk about your favorite Ole Miss memory.

Gussow: It’s very hard to pick just one! But I’d say my daughter graduating from Ole Miss. We walked around campus before the ceremony, taking photos of memorable places. 

IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work? 

Gussow: I love that my position allows me to personally interact and administratively support our graduate students, as future science professionals, in any way I can.

IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work? 

Gussow: Watch sports, biopics, and Home & Garden TV. Go hear live music with the hubby.

IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list? 

Gussow: Travel to Rome, Tuscany and Florence, Italy. 

IOM: What is your favorite movie? 

Gussow: Any movie with Denzel Washington

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition? 

Gussow: Football game day against Alabama. There is always tons of excitement around it.

IOM: What is a fun fact about you?

Gussow: I’m always ready to laugh.

IOM: If you could have lunch with anyone alive or dead/fictional or real, who would it be and why?

Gussow: I would have lunch with Nina Simone in hopes that her amazing jazzy vocals would rub off on me somehow.

IOM: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Gussow: Optimistic, light-hearted, compassionate

IOM: If you could visit one time or place in world history (past, present or future), what would it be?

Gussow: It would be 100 years into the future to fully recognize the many efforts of those who chose to raise the dignity of all people.

IOM: If I could be an animal for a day I would be ____ .

Gussow: A lion, like my zodiac sign. 

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