Department of Physics Staff

About Pamela Mason Pamela Mason

I have been employed by Rollins College since 1994.  I was first hired as an administrative assistant to the Department of Physics and the director of computer services (Thomas Danford.)  I later became the administrative assistant to the vice president of information technology (Les Lloyd) for two years while continuing to support the Department of Physics.  Currently, I am supporting the Department of Physics on the first floor of the A. G. Bush Science Center and the Department of Chemistry on the third floor of Bush.

Background:

I was born in Massachusetts and raised on the Mason/Hendrikssen family fruit and vegetable farms in Southwick, Mass., and Narpes, Finland. (Yes, it's true--Pam is just a little ole' farm gal!)

Education:

Associate Degree (medical technology), Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1978.

Associate Degree (slavic languages), Defense Language Institute (DLI), Department of Defense, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California, 1984.

Previous Employment:

I have had a long and varied work history.  Among other things, I have been a "tube" girl, an orderly in a psychiatric facility, an assistant to a morgue pathologist, a cocktail waitress, and a coordinator for a migrant farm workers education program.

I was a sergeant in the United States Air Force and worked as a foreign language translator (Czechoslovakian) for seven years.  While in the military, I saw duty in Augsburg, Bodenmais, and Gablingen, Germany; stateside, I served at the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort George Meade, Maryland, and also saw duty in San Angelo, Texas, and the Presidio of Monterey, California.

Before relocating to Florida (due to a downsizing measure) and joining the College, I was a customer service representative at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company for five years.

Presently, I live in Winter Park, Florida, with two of my largest statues (I am a collector): a 24-inch tall stone angel that guards my front door and a 100-pound gargoyle I call Sebastian.

 

Contact Information:

Rollins College
Department of Physics
1000 Holt Ave. - 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499

T. 407.646.2223
pmason@rollins.edu