Terrence Stuber, Coordinator of Audiovisual Services, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since July 2017.
Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is:
Be a light. Serve intentionally. Give my heart. Promote awesomeness.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Helping other people get their vision out. I have the opportunity to find creative solutions that help the students learn the valuable information that will help them be successful in their veterinary medicine adventures. It is my goal to help everyone (instructors and students) work from their areas of strength while helping them sure up their weaknesses, so they can learn from and teach all whom they encounter. I also have the good fortune to be allowed to find creative ways to help you all take world- and often life-changing information to the masses!
Complete this sentence: My most memorable day at work was….
The day two weeks ago when I left work for a doctor appointment, planning to return to work at most two hours later, and I ended up having a hole cut into my lower back. It was that day that I knew I was a valued member of this Vet Med family: Even in the midst of fighting a huge malware attack, the work I had planned for the following day was divided up amongst other amazing team members so I could stay home and recuperate. I’ve felt it since starting in July, but it was at that (inconvenient) moment that I knew I made the right decision to join the Vet Med family.
What would your coworkers be surprised to learn about your life outside of work?
If you put a microphone in my hand I can be pretty silly (and I wear silly hats). I moonlight as a special event host which has allowed me to do some work for US FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). I am an event host for one of their FIRST Lego League State-qualifying events as well as for their Illinois State Championship event, which has been held here at the University of Illinois for the past few years. I also host the Urbana Park District’s Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning.
I am also an aspiring voice actor specializing in character voices including the likes of Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover/Yoda, Kermit the Frog, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (of Phineas and Ferb fame), and various generic voices and assorted accents.
Do you have any pets?
Do 17 chickens count as pets? Only if they all have names? Well then YES, I have pets…. Three Americaunas (one is our rooster), three Jersey Giants (two black, one white), two light Brahmas, two Rhode Island Reds, two Red Sex Links, two Plymouth Barred Rocks, one Buff Orpington, one Black Marans (although we think she may be an Australorp), and a bantam Silkie…and most of them give me breakfast every morning!