Thursday, August 6, 2015

Introducing our Summer Intern, Mary Helen Thompson!

     Mary Helen Thompson is in her second year attending Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.  She is an English major, with a Literature concentration and a minor in Missions.  Her future plans include hoping to work in publishing as an editor.  
Downtown Quito
 Mary Helen recently returned from a 3 1/2 week mission’s trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  She was one of the leaders of a group of High School girls.  “I felt that God had called me to this trip because I applied for it and could have been rejected.  I had to step out of my comfort zone by spending time with people that I had never met before as well as flying by myself to meet my group.  It was great to work towards a common goal with people from all across the U.S. and Canada.
Mary Helen's Team performing a skit for the Ecuador people
Mary Helen is the 2nd girl on the left with the ponytail
Mary Helen's Team - She is 4th from the left in the front

Mountainside in Eucador  
     When she is not working or studying, Mary Helen enjoys playing/listening to music, watching TV and blogging!

    Mary Helen has been volunteering in the Digitization Department since May.  She has been working on converting the Northwestern Panorama yearbooks to our new software.  [Melanie:  Mary Helen graduated from Northwestern! ] She has also been working hard on converting our Marriage Records from the 1800’s. 

   As I type this blog, it is Mary Helen's last day in the Digitization Room.  It won't be the same without her enthusiasm, attention to detail, solid work ethic and non-stop chatter. (OK, the first three are true, but the only chatter we heard from her was from her incredibly quick typing skills.....)  She has been an asset to OUR Library team, and we are thankful for her help this summer.                                                                                                                                                                  - Melanie