Harkness brings a warm smile to Registrar’s office

By Christine Ernest
October 28, 2004

If one wishes to be greeted by a smiling face, head down to the registrar’s office and meet the new assistant registrar. Frances Harkness, who likes to be called Fran, joined the registrar’s office in August.

Harkness who says, “I don’t have a negative” about Cabrini, previously worked over in the Enrollment Office. She has been working at Cabrini for about a year and joked, “Maybe ‘The Loquitur’ has chosen to pick me for a profile because it is my one-year anniversary here at Cabrini.”

Harkness works in the Registrar’s office, which has duties including managing students’ records, building schedules, and coordinating registration. Moreover, the office is the one in charge of keeping Cabrini students’ records and transcripts in order.

Harkness said that one of the best parts of working in the registrar’s office is that the people are nice and the atmosphere is great. She also added, “I think I’d be very happy staying here” when asked if she was thinking of moving to another department in Cabrini College.

Tara McFalls, assistant to the Registrar, said, “She is wonderful to work with because she has such a positive spirit.”

Before coming to work at Cabrini College, Harkness described herself as a “homeroom mom” doing a lot of volunteering at her children’s schools and attending her children’s activities. Harkness has lived here in Pennsylvania for 18 years and has previously lived down south in both Alabama and Mississippi.

Although Harkness jokingly added, “there’s nothing interesting about me” it is best for everyone to come and meet her for himself. Not only will one get all their registration straightened out, but they will receive a warming smile from Fran and perhaps a piece of “registration candy” if one is lucky.

Posted to the web by Jenna Nash

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