What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is to have peace of mind that my family and friends are safe and are in good health. Having a ton of grandbabies would bring me perfect happiness, too.
What is your greatest fear?
I try to live by the Boy Scout motto, “Always leave your campsite better than you found it.” I apply this to my everyday life, work, classwork and volunteer projects. My greatest fear is not to have made a difference for the better.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
According to my husband, Rick, I have this strange grimace on my face when reading and/or watching television. I catch myself doing it, but seriously, who can smile 24 hours a day?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I have always admired Princess Diana due to her contributions and awareness for various diseases and issues for children around the world. I am an active volunteer within the community and my biggest passion is assisting the American Cancer Society with fundraising, community awareness events and lobbying at the State House. Together we will find a cure, I just know it!
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
Chris Pfaff was the director I first worked for on campus. He is a tremendous leader and instantly became a mentor to me. Chris saw my skill strengths and allowed me to build on them while supporting my education goals. Shhhh, don’t tell him, but he is kind of awesome.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Believe it or not, I love heavy metal music. I have always wanted to learn to play the drums. I can display a mean “air drums” performance any time of the day. Just ask me to demonstrate.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My daughter, Brittani, is my greatest achievement. She is a bright young lady currently studying to become a dental hygienist and fills my life with joy every day. She has strong moral values, a spiritual faith and a tremendous heart.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I would love to be a butterfly shedding from my cocoon, flying around the world making flowers bloom and vegetation flourish for a healthier environment for all to enjoy.
What do people notice first about you?
My smile. When I see someone walking by on campus I continuously try to lend a smile, as it may be the only one they receive that day. We all need recognition of existence once in a while.
What does BLUE mean to you?
BLUE to me means opportunity. I have been blessed with the opportunity to enhance my knowledge base, network within our community, make new friends, share my passion in serving others and collaborate on numerous special projects on campus. What an amazing experience!