Baker alumni remain on campus become employees of university

Two 2007 graduates, Patrick Lattin and Megan Lamb, chose to remain on campus even after earning their degrees transitioning from Baker student to staff member.

“It’s comforting that I know people here and that I know the institution,” Lattin said.

Lattin, who is the web content manager, is responsible for updating the content of the university Web site and writing articles that promote the university. He writes articles for Baker publications such as the pamphlets and newsletters that get sent to prospective students and alumni.

“What we’re doing is we’re creating an image.”

Lattin said his job was a good fit for him after he graduated with a major in mass communication.

Lamb works in the advancement office as the annual fund manager. She said she raises the finances that go toward technology upgrades, equipment upgrades, scholarships and everything that students need.

“It’s nice to be a part of raising the funds to make similar experiences available to others,” she said.

Lamb said the choice to work at Baker was an easy one.

“I worked in the advancement office all four years I attended Baker,” she said. “It seemed like a natural progression of my career.”

Lattin said it is hard overcoming the mindset that he isn’t a student and still has to come to campus five days a week.

“For me, being back on campus, it’s kind of awkward,” he said. “But this job is fairly comfortable for me even though it’s my first job.”

Director of Development Patrick Mikesic oversees Lamb and said alumni are good resources for positions because they understand Baker from all angles.

“We’re very excited that Megan chose to work here,” he said. “She has a good understanding of Baker that most of the rest of us don’t have.”

Lamb said she appreciates the Baker community and familiarity it possesses.

“It’s nice to see familiar faces,” said Lamb. “It just feels natural here.”