CQUNI SPOTLIGHT – Featuring Dalyce McKay

Based at the Rockhampton North campus, Technology Support Officer Dalyce McKay has been training and supporting staff and students in the use of teaching space technologies and recording of learning material for 21 years, but she still sees every day as a new challenge. She also is tasked with IT switching for videoconferences such as Student and Staff Awards and major forums.

What is your first memory?
The smell of freshly cut wood, from our woodpile in the backyard in Bundaberg. I was three-years-old.

What was a recent highlight of your life?
Teaching my daughter to drive a car with manual transmission and her being successful in getting her driver’s licence.

What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
The people. In my 21 years at CQUni I have found that good working relationships help me be successful in my job.

What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
The mural artwork, the Bird Cage Bar, the grounds (props to DFM for making it look so good) and the people. I love the wildlife that surrounds my building including kangaroos, ducks and even microbats.

If you could solve any social issue in your community, what would you tackle first?
Helping the aged. My parents didn’t get old, and I am sad when the elderly are neglected. Many times when I have seen an elderly person sitting alone, I make it a point to have conversations with them and secretly pay for their meal.

Describe the greatest moment in your life so far?
The day I brought two beautiful children into this world.

What do you love most about your role?
I love knowing at the end of the day I can go home proud that I was able to help teaching staff perform their role better.

What is your favourite karaoke song and why?
All Fired Up by Pat Benatar because Pat is an idol of mine and Long Way to the Top by AC/DC, who doesn’t love that song, honestly? Especially if you want a sausage roll.

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