Mary Duncklee

Bookstore Manager

Years at Stonehill:  17

Favorite bookstore item: Travel mugs. Although I have way too many, when we get a new style, I usually end up buying it.

Students often ask me: “Where are you from?” (I am English of Irish parents.)  I think this is often because they are either planning to study abroad or have already done so.

Something that alumni ask me: “How long have you worked here?” They remember me from when they were students or from Reunion and Alumni Day.

Best time of year in the bookstore: Commencement. The seniors are so excited to pick up their caps and gowns here.

What I enjoy most about my job: Getting to know students—they keep me young!

Stonehill events that I have participated in: I have been a staff leader on six H.O.P.E. trips, a community associate within the Residence Life office and part of the staff team for Relay for Life. I’ve also gone on the alumni travel trips to Italy and Iceland.

Something that recently made me laugh: I actually laugh quite a bit—with my staff and with customers. I also laugh at myself quite often.