After finishing her 33rd year of continuous employment at Trinity this summer, Georgia Lotz, the senior records coordinator at the Office of the Registrar, is retiring. During her time at Trinity, Lotz oversaw the graduation of over 15,000 students from her central position in the registrarâ€™s office.
Known to some of her co-workers as â€œthe fountâ€ in reference to the amount of knowledge that she has accumulated over the years, Lotz was a fixture in the office of the registrar. Beyond her vast amounts of knowledge, she is still known around the office for her positive and sunny presence.
â€œHelping students and faculty is a passion for Georgia, and sheâ€™s always done so with a smile, a positive attitude and an infectious laugh,â€ said Alfred Rodriguez, university registrar.
Rodriguez, who has worked with Lotz for the past 12 years, sincerely believes that there is â€œno other person who sincerely loves serving Trinity, its students, and its faculty more than Georgia.â€
In recent years, Lotz has served as the primary liaison between students who are studying abroad and the registrarâ€™s office and she is known widely to students as the person to contact when they are having difficulty getting all of their credits to transfer.
â€œI was extremely stressed about course credits after returning from Morocco, and Ms. Lotz took the time to walk me through every step to ensure everything finalized correctly. I really appreciated all of her help and patience,â€ said
Taylor Capps, a senior studying international studies and political science.
In addition to working with the approximately 40 percent of Trinity students who study abroad, Lotz has also chosen to work closely with students applying for re-admission after they have had to leave for varying personal reasons and follow up with them after they successfully return.
By all accounts, Lotz has made a positive impact on the experience of faculty and students alike in the Trinity community.
â€œPersonally, she was a mentor to me, and a friend and a source of encouragement and support, and I will miss her very much. There are lots of people on campus that do all of those things on a regular basis, which is one reason I like working here,â€ said Nancy Ericksen, assistant director for study abroad.
â€œThere are many who go out of their way to help and encourage students; in fact, there are quite a few still remaining in the registrarâ€™s office today,â€ Ericksen said. â€œThat doesnâ€™t mean that Georgia will not be missed â€” she most certainly will.â€