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Faces: Irene Wolf

Monday, May 2, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:44 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Irene Wolf is an active woman. When she’s not performing her duties as the administrative assistant at the Student Success Center reception desk, she occupies her time with one of her many hobbies and interests. Reading, enjoying eclectic and foreign cinema and researching and decorating different types of architecture are all things she enjoys.

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Irene Wolf

Wolf lives on a 40-acre farm called Misty Hollow Farm, which has small nurseries where she tends to flowers and herbs and grows vegetables she uses for her creative vegetarian cooking.

Wolf came to MU in 1985. She met her husband, Ron, in 1990 at a gym.

“I heard his voice before I saw him, and I knew I wanted to see what went with that voice,” she said. “We got married the next year.”

Wolf and her husband had their own business for several years, raising goats on their farm until she returned to MU to continue medical education in the Medical School.

In 1999, she found her passion when she started working at the Learning Center until the Student Success Center branched off. She was then hired as the administrative assistant at the reception desk.

“We do a great deal of firefighting here at the Student Success Center — everything from giving basic directions to various locations on campus, reserving rooms, to conducting tours of our facility,” she said.

In addition, she also makes appointments for the Learning Center writing lab, helps students with any computer problems they may be experiencing, assists with events that are occurring at the Student Success Center, works at booths at both on-campus and off-campus facilities and helps design promotions, displays and brochures.

Wolf and her husband stay busy working on their home, which they built from the remains of their goat barn. They’ve been remodeling it for 15 years, so the home is a blend of décor, as their tastes and style have evolved over the years.

“I’ll probably spend the rest of my days here in Columbia because my husband and I love what we have created,” Wolf said. “We’re pretty much introverts, and the farm makes us happy.”

— Andrea Childress


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