Director of Career Services
Pam Lazarakis has worked in Career Services since 1998. She is a Gordon Alumna and majored in Biblical and Theological Studies and completed the secondary education requirements in social studies. Her more recent studies have been in leadership and business ethics and she has special interests in the following career topics: the theology of work, best practices for facilitating student and alumni connections for career advancement, and helping others find effective strategies for presenting their credentials and experiences to employers in cover letters, resumes and interviews.
Favorite view of campus: The autumn leaves reflecting on Coy Pond on a fall morning.
Favorite place on the North Shore: It’s a tie: Halibut Point Reservation in Rockport and Appleton Farms in Ipswich.
Rita Smith Dove
Associate Director of Career Services
Rita Smith Dove’s educational background is in psychology and counseling and she has worked in Career Services since 1996. She specifically focuses on personality preferences as they relate to career choice and fulfillment, and Christians in the workplace. Rita is originally from Chesapeake, VA.
Favorite View of the Campus: Standing in front of the chapel on a fall or spring/summer day and looking at the pond and especially towards Jenks. The seasons' foliage is breathtaking and there is often some fog or haze that gives the landscape both a calming and exhilarating effect.
Favorite place on the North Shore: Any ocean view—in Beverly Farms, Manchester and especially Rockport. I love it—could stay there for hours.
Stacey is a graduate of the University of Virginia's M.Ed Counselor Education program with a focus on Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. She is originally from the Boston area, completed her undergraduate degree at St. Michael's College in Vermont, and has close to ten years of experience in industry both recruiting and in employer relations. Stacey has worked in career services for 6 years, developing and implementing student programs while providing comprehensive career counseling and development services to students and alumni. As Internship Specialist with Gordon College Career Services, Stacey's primary focus is to prepare students for internships and expand the network of employer relations whereby Gordon students gain greater access to internship opportunities.
Favorite view on campus: The Clarendon Bell.
Favorite place on the North Shore: The horse farms in the area.
Ginny has worked at Gordon for several years with the last nine in Career Services. She is a Gordon alumna and majored in Elementary Education. More recently she has taken courses in accounting, business law and music history. Two of her children are also Gordon alumni. Ginny enjoys making Career Services a fun place to visit coupled with helping students and alumni find specific career resources.
Favorite view on campus: Geese and their goslings waddling around campus.
Favorite place on the North Shore: Wingaersheek Beach
Career Ambassadors: Spring 2015
Cat Boynton - History
Rebecca Comeford - Middle School Education & Math
Lauren Entwistle - Political Science
Marina Lavender - Pike Honors Program | Sustainable Development
Devin Proctor - Political Science
Ansa Stamper - Art
Stephen Zani - Pike Honors Program | Secondary Education | Chinese & Japanese