Anna Hudson March 9, 2011Alumni spotlight: Carla A. Stebbins, Ph.D., M.H.A.’93 Carla A. Stebbins, Ph.D., M.H.A.’93Professional backgroundI’ve worked at DMU in a variety of positions since 1992. I started my career as a student in the M.H.A. program and worked part-time as an academic secretary. I later moved into a staff position for the M.H.A. program coordinating the marketing and enrollment efforts. In 1999, I was offered a faculty position and in 2004 was asked to serve as the director of the program.Best part of my jobI feel so privileged to have the opportunity to work with and learn from a diverse group of faculty, students and staff in an effort to achieve personal and professional goals. There is nothing better (that might be a slight exaggeration) than having a faculty member stop by to announce that an article was accepted or receiving a call from a student saying they were promoted or “got the job!” I love, love, love helping others succeed.Advice to those just starting out in the professionAlways be curious. Strive to find a new answer, a new solution. Do not compromise your commitment to your customer. Your sole job is to add value to their experience.How I stay connected to DMUThis is pretty easy for me since I work for DMU. On occasion (more often than you’d expect) I get a card, email, phone call, etc. letting me know that one of our alums is making a difference in a leadership position somewhere around the state/region. I also stay in touch with several of my peers and members of the faculty from the program; they have become life-long friends.HobbiesTravel and anything else that allows me to spend more time with my family. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.