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Kelli Graham is an office operations, purchasing and payroll coordinator at Cazenovia College. Graham's behind-the-scenes job is vital to campus operations. She is in charge of all purchasing for the college, booking hotels for college teams and employee travel, and inputting timesheets to create the College payroll. Graham has enjoyed working for Cazenovia College for 21 years.  
 
Before coming to Cazenovia College, Graham was an assistant manager of a bank in Cazenovia. While working there, she was approached by a College employee about the job opening on campus. She applied, interviewed, and was hired.
 
"At the time, I had two teenage daughters," says Graham. "The tuition-exchange program was a huge deciding factor for taking the job." (The tuition exchange program allows dependents to attend the institution a parent is a full-time employee of, as well as other colleges and universities participating in the tuition-exchange program.)
 
A Cazenovia native, Graham graduated from Cazenovia High School. She moved away from the area after getting married, but returned here to work.  When she is not working, Graham enjoys spending time with her husband of 39 years snowmobiling in the winter and golfing in the summer. Her daughters are now adults; one is a nurse educator in Charleston, South Carolina, and the other works for Liberty Resources in Manlius.
 
Working and living in Cazenovia has been a pleasure for Graham. She loves being able to come to a job with people she genuinely enjoys working with. While she does not get to work with students often, she always enjoys the moments when she does.
 
Written by Madison Fermini, Office of Communications and Marketing intern, communication studies senior