Get to Know: Cindy Waldeck, Recruitment and Awards Specialist

Cindy WaldeckCindy Waldeck


Title: Recruitment and Awards Specialist

How long in your current position? How long at the school? 1 year

What are the main reasons students, faculty, or staff would contact you for assistance?
I work with prospective Full-Time MSW students, and prospective Social Welfare majors. I also manage the awards and scholarships for the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, so I am the point of contact for any questions about the Fall Scholarship Competition, the Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship, and the Martha N. Ozawa Scholarship. Finally, I work with the Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Training program and help the program coordinator with the admissions, grants, and events.

What’s one effective (or ineffective) strategy you’ve used to work remotely during Covid?
I have two senior silky terriers who have to go outside every 3 hours, which is great for getting up and stretching my legs, and giving my eyes a break from my computer screen.

What’s a recent book, movie, tv show, podcast, or album (or other) you would recommend and why?
Portrait of A Lady on Fire was the last movie I saw in theaters before the pandemic started, and I’ve enjoyed re-watching it at home via Hulu. The director, Céline Sciamma is one of my favorite directors and I would recommend her other films as well, and all of her films pass the Bechdel test!

Hobbies/other interests
In my free time I love watching film and television with my husband and toddler. I review applications for a large medical school in the Midwest, and am taking an enrollment management class in a doctoral program that I plan to apply to for next Fall. When I can set aside the time, I like to knit, crochet, embroider, play guitar, and take photographs but I’m not making much time for creative pursuits these days.