Meet the Trainers

Stefanie McCollum
Technology Solutions Center Director

Stefanie specializes in training and integrating technology into learning environments. With over thirteen years of experience working in an educational environment, Stefanie is a seasoned trainer with an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge of instructional technology. She holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Get to know me:

1. What's your favorite fast food meal?
I'm a huge Jimmy John's fan. When I want something freaky fast, I'll call JJ's!

2. What was your favorite video on TRL?
Not sure about favorite, but remember the first video I saw was Bananarama’s Venus
3. If your house caught on fire, what is the one material thing you would take out with you?
Probably my purse.

4. What is your favorite workout?
I like boot camp style activities incorporating short bursts of cardio with repetitions of sit-ups/pushups/squats, etc.

5. What is your favorite food in your pantry?
Triple ginger gingersnaps from Trader Joes. Absolutely awesome!

6. What is your favorite gift you've ever received?
Arg, this is hard! I can't think of a favorite. I really like small thoughtful gifts or silly things that make me laugh. Depends on the occasion the giver and the randomness of it, I guess!

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Alex Urban
Training Coordinator

With a background in instructional technology, Alex has experience leading classes and designing activities to engage learners. He uses a number of different technologies, but he especially enjoys rapid development tools to create eLearning modules. Alex is always looking to enhance the learning experiences of others and is always open to hearing your ideas. He is currently finishing a Master of Education from the University of Missouri, where he focuses on Learning Systems Design and Development.

Get to know me:

1. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Sandwiches—the possibilities are endless. 
2. What reminds you of your childhood? 
The forest, Lake Michigan, seagulls, Super Nintendo.
3. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy? 
A couple lawyers and a team of financial advisers. 

4. Do you set your clocks right on time, or a few minutes ahead or behind? 
Almost all of my clocks are set ahead. Despite knowing this, I still rush from place to place, thinking I’ll be late. 
5. You go to an island with your best friends and can only take one personal item. What is it? 
A board game, probably Settlers of Catan. 

6. What's your favorite holiday? 
Thanksgiving. Really, it comes down to the meal and the weather.

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