Information, Technology & Consulting

Welcome, New Computing Services Employees

Last quarter, Dartmouth Computing Services welcomed 17 new employees to our department. Now that they've had the chance to settle in, we've caught up with a few of them to get to know them better.

Rochele Brown provides desktop support to faculty and staff in the Arts and Humanities Research Center. Although Rochele is new to the position, she is familiar to Dartmouth Computing Services. Rochele graduated from Dartmouth this past June, where she was a student intern in Computing. When she’s not working, she can usually be found enjoying the outdoors on a trail run, or horseback riding. When the weather is "less than perfect," she enjoys browsing in used bookstores. “So far, I have really enjoyed my job and look forward to continuing into the year,” she says.

Alan Cattier arrived at Dartmouth from Emory University in Atlanta where he was the Director of Academic Technology Services. At Emory, Alan led a 34-person team and served as the central point of coordination for the university’s six professional and graduate schools and affiliates. A Dartmouth alumnus, Alan says, “I love the north country and can’t believe I am getting this chance to work at a place I feel so strongly about.” Read more about Alan.

Alex French grew up in central Vermont and is happy to be back in the area after spending 12 years living and working around Boston. After trying civil engineering, theater, scientific imaging, mobile app development, and machining, he is comfortably settling into his role as a developer in Computing's Enterprise Content Management team.

Before she joined Dartmouth Computing, Sharon Morse was the Database Administrator (DBA) for Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, where she was responsible for managing all SQL (Structured Query Language) databases and the installation of all upgrades and patches for applications on campus. She is a New Hampshire-native who has lived in the Lake Sunapee-area most of her life.

“I love to take advantage of all New England has to offer, finding new and exciting places to explore, whether on bike or foot,” Sharon says. “Since my husband and I have just become empty nesters [their three daughters are all in college, attending MCC (NH), Goucher (MD) and Gettysburg College (PA)], we are finding new activities to try every weekend. I was mountain biking in Burke, Vermont last weekend and hiking in Maine the weekend before," she says. She also loves spending time with her two dogs and four cats: “My husband only hopes I do not rescue any more.  One of my goals for the next year is to start volunteering at the local SPCA as I love working with animals.”

“Working within Dartmouth Computing has been a tremendous opportunity," Sharon says. "The teams that I work with have been extremely helpful in guiding me through the first few months of learning and transition. The environment has been very welcoming and collaborative. Thank you to all in the STUPAGWAG teams.”

Before joining Dartmouth Computing Services, Greg Phillips ran his own consulting business, mytechcoach, where he supported computer clients in New Hampshire and southern Vermont.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Greg keeps up with friends far and wide on Facebook and enjoys using Tunnel Bear (a proxy server app) to get all his shows from back home on the BBC iPlayer.

He also enjoys listening to the “Click” techy podcast and recommends bbc.co.uk/podcasts “for some of the best variety of quality programming online and on air.”

Greg's other interests include the outdoors:

“I love to hike, run, x-country ski—outdoors, you name it. I like to cook: Thai food and baking. And I have rather an active engagement with comedy, mostly from back in the UK. I also act, occasionally.”

“I love my job at Dartmouth Computing,” he adds. “I have met and continue to meet a broad range of talented and dedicated people. In addition, I thrive on the diverse culture here of perspectives and backgrounds. And shout out to the student staff in our Walk in Center, you rock!

Xing Xin works with the Student App Group and is responsible for participating in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of software and information systems.

Xing currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. Before he started working with Dartmouth, he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah and was a web developer with Costumecraze.com, an online retailer of Halloween costumes, where he developed new software applications and database-driven interfaces, and where he created management applications through a company-wide internal server.

Please also welcome the following employees to Dartmouth Computing

  • Kathy Drouin, Senior IT Support Analyst
  • Andrew Knutsen, IT Support
  • Daniel Lamson , Oracle Apps Database Administrator
  • Carole Meyers, Project Planner
  • John Mitchell, Telecom/Data Technician III
  • Patrick Perry, IT Security Analyst
  • Lorna Robinson, ITSM Application Administrator
  • Dominic Rodizza, Systems Administrator
  • Susan Starr, ITSM Application Manager
  • Charles Wahl, Project Manager
  • Norma Rose Williams, Scheduling and Support Specialist
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