Name: Derek Peterson
Position: Shipping/Receiving, Mail Center and Inventory Control Manager
Hometown: Waseca, Minnesota
How long have you been at WC? Five years
What were your previous jobs? General manager at a golf course
What is the best part of your job? Being able to interact with most of the faculty and staff. And of course, the time off is nice as well!
What are your favorite things to do when you are not working? Taking family vacations and golfing.
What was your favorite vacation? The vacation that we go on every year to northern Minnesota. It’s a slice of heaven up there – tall pine trees and crystal clear lakes.
What event helped shape your life? Getting married and having my first of three children. I wanted to spend more time with my family and less time at work. This job has allowed me to do that.
Who is the most famous person you have personally met? Troy Aikman, Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Jay Novacek would play in a golf tournament at the golf course I used to work at.
Where does WC rank in affordability to students? It doesn’t get any better for someone living close to home. It gets them a chance to get their feet wet in a college atmosphere without totally jumping in. I think it’s hard for some students to move away from home and expect that they can juggle their life and education without any prior experience. Weatherford College offers a chance to experience what college life is like while, at the same time, being close to your family for support at an affordable price.
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