Gabe Morin, a freshman, is an exceptional student assistant at Kimbel Library. His job in the Circulation Department, where he assists students with checking out materials and other library tasks, is one that he excels at. Naturally upbeat and positive, Gabe has infused the department with the energy needed for great customer service.
Michelle Lewis, Gabe’s supervisor at Kimbel Library, beams, “Gabe is a positive and energetic addition to the student assistant staff in the library. He takes pride in his work and is always looking for ways to be even more helpful.”
Gabe is also a part of the LIFE program at Coastal Carolina University. Designed to provide opportunities for students with disabilities, the LIFE program is a four year post-secondary education program that allows students full inclusion in campus activities. In addition to course work, the LIFE program provides vocational services, including job training. For Gabe, this meant working as a student assistant with Kimbel Library.
Gabe describes his job at the library as “pretty good all of the time.” As a circulation assistant, his primary duty is to check books in and out of the library. He enjoys spending time with his co-workers and helping the patrons that come to the library. He has also made a lot of new friends through his job, which has proven an important part of his freshman year.
With a passion for helping others, Gabe is a natural fit for Kimbel Library. “He especially likes to help students who have misplaced items in the library,” explain Lewis. “When an item in our lost and found is claimed, it really seems to make his day!”
Gabe was born in the Myrtle Beach area. He currently lives in Murrells Inlet with his family and graduated last year from St. James High School, where he was a member of the Chess Club and the Japanese Club.
Outside of working at the library, Gabe is taking classes in Academic Achievement and Golf. He likes all of his classes and especially enjoys playing golf. Outside of school, he likes relaxing at home, watching television, playing video games, and spending time with his three dogs: Rufus, Casey, and Tori. Although he has lived at the beach most of his life, he says that while he enjoys walking on the beach he would much rather swim at the pool than in the ocean.
Gabe has really enjoyed his first semester at Coastal Carolina University and is looking forward to becoming involved in clubs and continuing his job at the library.
For more information on the LIFE program, see their website: www.coastal.edu/cec/LIFEprogram.html