Get to know our new Senior Secretary, Nicki Lee Reimer, with this brief introduction of her via interview questions!

Q. How long have you been at BGSU? What brought you here?
I have been at BGSU since June 2014 when I took a part-time position as a secretary at the Speech and Hearing Clinic. The part-time hours fit well with my family’s busy schedule back then. More recently, I worked at the Falcon Team Store in the Stroh Center, but still on a part-time basis. My kids are both in high school now, so I was ready to make the move to full-time when this position became available.

Q. What do you do in your free time? What are some of your hobbies/interests?
I *love* attending my kids’ sporting events. I’ve spent many an hour watching football, wrestling, and gymnastics – and I can’t think of any better way to spend my free time! I am also a part-time fitness instructor, so a lot of my remaining free time is consumed with designing and practicing fitness classes. Currently, I teach barre, cycle, and kickboxing classes. I also run sometimes, and recently I developed an infatuation with kayaking. I adore anything that takes me outside in the sunshine, bonus if it has to do with water and/or the woods.

Q. Are you a history nerd? Do you like history?
History… a little… nerd… definitely. If quoting old movies counts as being a history nerd, then I nailed it. The cheesier the movie, the better!! But in all seriousness, I do enjoy history quite a lot. No particular time period or events per se, my interests run the gamut. That’s part of why I was excited to be offered this position with the department. I have a general fascination with the past; I think we can learn a great deal from it.

Q. Who is your favorite President? Why?
If I had to pick (which she had to, because that is the point of the interview), I suppose Abraham Lincoln or Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln because of the personal tragedies that he had to endure and overcome during his presidency. While dealing with a nation trying to tear itself apart, he dealt with losing more family members than any one person should. And yet, he persevered. That says a lot about his strength of character. Roosevelt is a candidate for multiple reasons, but mostly because I believe in the preservation of land and am grateful for his dedication to the national parks. Among the great contributions he made to our country, the national park system is an amazing national treasure (see above comments regarding sunshine, water and/or the woods).
Q. Do you collect anything?
I’m always walking into things – do bruises count?

Q. What times can students expect to see you in your office?
For the most part, they can find me in the office between 8am and 5pm M-F.