Name: Lori Gouge
Position: Department Chair, Physical Sciences Associate Professor of Geology
Hometown: Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Weatherford has been my home since 1990.
How long have you been at WC: 10 years full time, 1 year adjunct.
What were your previous jobs? Adjunct professor at TCC.
What are your favorite things to do when you are not working? Anything outdoors – hiking, fossil hunting, fishing. I also love to make jewelry.
What was your favorite vacation? Taking road trips and exploring the outdoors – Anyplace removed from city life and crowds. Ireland.
What event helped shape your life? Going to the Grand Canyon as a geology student. I have loved Geology ever since.
Who is the most famous person you have personally met? Well . . . Mean Joe Green of the Pittsburg Steelers . . . it’s a long story.
How would you describe the activity level of campus life? Not too busy. Not too quiet. In-between.
Why is campus life important? It gives students a sense of belonging to something.
Where does WC rank in affordability to students, in your opinion? Probably average for a two year college.
How would you describe the quality of education students receive at WC? I think our instructors offer wonderful, personal, quality of education.
How would you describe the individual attention students receive at WC? I know I have had a great day when I can be personable and helpful to a struggling, inhibited student – and make their day!
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