Day in the life of…Tracie Pavon

Day in the life of...Tracie Pavon

Tucked away on the third floor of College Hall is a woman who knows a lot about you even though you may not know her. Nonetheless, she is only here to help. Tracie Pavon is the assistant vice president of financial aid and admissions. After graduating from Simpson in 1990, she started working for her alma mater.

An average day in Pavon’s life consists of many phone calls and meetings.

“We all like to be busy, but the craziest time of the year is definitely February to May,” Pavon said. “That’s when students are filing the FAFSA and we are striving to get awards out to them as fast as we can,” Pavon said.

Pavon has served Simpson for a long time. She loves her job and the people she works with.

“The people here make Simpson who we are,” Pavon said. “It’s a very caring environment. Simpson is a family friendly place too. Here I can be my best at work and still feel like I’m taking care of everything for my family when they need me.”

4:45 a.m. – Wake up and walk with the neighborhood ladies.5:45 – Laundry, get ready for work, pick up the house, make dinner plans and get kids ready and off on their buses.9:00 – Work – Appointments, phone calls, awarding, meetings and emails…everything financial aid from then on.4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Depending on the day….go home.6:00 – “I’m pretty much a shuttle for the next few hours,” Pavon said. “With three kids, both my husband and I are on shuttle duty (almost every evening), coaching, PTA meetings and church…whatever the day’s schedule brings.”7:30 – (most nights) Dinner with the family.8:30 – Homework help.9:00-9:30 – Put little one to bed and read with her.9:30 – Work for approximately an hour from home each night finishing up on e-mails, phone calls, proofreading, etc.10:30 – Laundry again!11:30 – Usually in bed by now.