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Holly Smith

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Administrative Associate I
Graduate Coordinator's Assistant

I have been in the department since August of 2013.  I started as the receptionist, then moved up to administrative staff.  I am now the Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator and assist prospective and current Graduate Students and Graduate Teaching Assistants, starting with the application process all the way through defending their dissertations.  I wear many other hats in the department, but my main role, and the one I am most passionate about, is helping our students succeed and helping our faculty in any way I can.

I have two children and one grandchild.  I have a small local business making products with essential oils and I am also a painter whose art is owned by quite a few members of the department.


I received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and also a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean studies at Colorado State University.

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