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Lookin’ at ‘U’ — Donna McCullough

picture disc.Quick, think of five things others should know about you.

That’s the theme behind a series in UNMC Today called “Lookin’ at U.” Each Thursday, we will randomly select a medical center employee to feature.

This week, we feature Donna McCullough, a production technician in information technology services.

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Donna McCullough

Here, in her own words, are five fun facts about Donna.

  • Most people don’t know that I lived in the mountains outside of Denver in a log house with no running water or central heating for 5 years. Since I worked in the city, I would stop by my aunt’s house for a shower before work each day. It made me a big water conservationist. All summer getting wood ready for the winter when you only heat with a wood stove took a bit more planning than I thought. After that first year it was just second nature. It was a great experience and holds some fun memories. I wouldn’t choose to do it again but it is nice to know that I could.

  • I have a really big multicultural extended family. One morning my cousins and I went to breakfast and a man came to our table to ask me how he and his wife could become a host family for exchange students since it seemed like we were having such a good time. We are all very close especially when it comes to events when food is involved. A small group Friday night dinner is usually reservations for 20. A Thanksgiving dinner is most likely to be around 65.

  • I am a very big movie fan. Even though my favorite time period for film is the 1930s, I am in a group of IT people who go each Tuesday to a new film. We take turns picking the new film so sometimes it is quite interesting what we see. We do the list of nominated films once the lists start coming out for awards season.

  • My dog is named Tubby, not because she is fat, but named for “Tubby the Tuba” from a George Pal cartoon.

  • I love baseball and with the Tampa Bay Rays as my favorite team, sometimes it is hard to smile and hope for next year. Really, though, this is the year for my team!