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Name: Joy Clarke, BA/92
Department: Student Academic Success Centre

How long have you worked at Carleton?

I retired in May after 23 years at the university.

What do you do at Carleton and why is it important?

As an academic advisor, I help students understand their specific degree requirements. I also identify students who are in difficulty and assist them by developing an academic improvement plan in order to get back on track for success.

What is it about your job that inspires you?

Advisors make a difference to students. Sometimes I hear by note or visit from a student who wants to say thank you–“I wouldn’t have made it through without you.” Knowing that we connected, briefly, and that their lives were touched by my help renews my spirit.

What are your hobbies?

Teaching and trialing my dogs in agility and obedience; visiting my children and grandchildren in Halifax, Houston, Dallas and Vancouver; and gardening and choral singing.

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