Employee Q&A: Senior Lecturer Emerita and Former Study Abroad Chaperone Donna Swaim
Name: Donna Swaim
Position: Senior lecturer emerita in religious studies; clinical lecturer in the College of Medicine; faculty fellow in athletics and in Native American Student Affairs
Number of years at the UA: 47
Favorite thing about working at the UA: I just love the students. I love the age of the students. I love experiencing change through them. I love the vitality of an academic unit. I love the vitality of the University and all that happens here. I can't take part in all of it. There aren't enough hours in a day.
Favorite poet: I have lots of favorite poets. Can I tell you about my favorite poem that I learned? There's a poem by Jane Kenyon called "Otherwise." … I love poetry because it's ambiguous. It can say so much and leave so much open to the person who's reading it.
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