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Stefanie Cole

Staff Spotlight: Stefanie Cole

The College of Applied Health Sciences has an array of faculty that are renowned in their areas of research and instruction. But AHS would not be able to operate as efficiently without its staff, who are the backbone of this great college. Periodically, we will shine the light on one of these staffers so their colleagues can get to know them better. This time, it's Stefanie Cole, an administrative aide in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science.

Q: What drew you to the University of Illinois?

A:  I came to the University from Carle, and before that, the Air Force. I grew up in a University town (Moscow, Idaho), and the opportunity to expand/enhance my employment skills and increase my knowledge was a huge draw.

Q: How long have you been in AHS?

A: Eight and a half years.

Q: What’s your favorite part of your job?

A: I love my faculty!  Getting to interact with them on a daily basis is what keeps me coming to work!

Q: What’s your favorite spot on campus? 

A: The benches in front of the Speech and Hearing Science Building are a great place to get some sun and people-watch! 😊

Q: The best part of being an Illini is …

A: Fighting Illini Basketball season!

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A: "The Princess Bride."

Q: What’s your favorite TV show?

A: "Friends."

Q: What’s your go-to snack?

A: P3 Protein Packs.

Q: What’s the last book you read?

A: Deadly Cross by James Patterson.


“Stefanie has vast knowledge of departmental operations and facilities as well as committee and administrative responsibilities. Stefanie does an excellent job of managing diverse tasks on a daily basis. She has also provided critical support during departmental transitions in leadership and throughout the many changes related to COVID-19.” – Pamela Hadley, Department Head, Speech and Hearing Science

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