Please welcome our new Senior Departmental Accounting Assistant, Adriane Randolph, who will be handling the purchasing and accounting functions for the Division of Nephrology.
Adriane has a BS in Business-Accounting from Lindenwood University, St. Louis, MO, and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. She comes to us from the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), where she was the Accounting/Purchasing Assistant for the past 22 years.
Joining the Division of Nephrology means something special to Adriane. “I have had a few relatives and one good friend to pass from kidney disease,” she says. “I feel that I am contributing and helping in a small way to fight kidney disease. I am truly grateful to have this opportunity.”
Adriane proudly lives by rules her mother taught her. “My brother and I were raised by a single mother who was a supervisor in the U.S. Army Department of Defense. She taught me to be polite, stand erect, and to be on time. These were rules she learned in the Army. I grew up in East St. Louis, the home of sports legend Jackie Joyner Kersee and the legendary trumpeter Miles Davis.”
Adriane met her husband, James Randolph (the son of a retired police sergeant and a psychiatric nurse), when they worked together years ago at Sears department store. Married for 19 years, she and James have two sons. Michael is a sophomore at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville majoring in human resources; he has a black belt in karate and plays piano. Her son Christopher is a junior in high school, is on the varsity wrestling team and also plays piano.
While free time is in short supply at the moment – Adriane is currently moving into a new house in Shiloh, Illinois, as she starts her job here in the division – she does like to read, go to movies, travel, and spend time with her family when she can.
“I have made many, many friends here at Washington University in the 22 years I was at DCM, and I hope to make more in Nephrology,” says Adriane. “Everyone has welcomed me with open arms, and I am truly grateful to come to such a welcoming department.”