20 Questions with Recycling Coordinator Cheryl Coulter
March 29, 2012
Recycling Coordinator for Facilities Management.
2. Where did you grow up (and describe the place in one phrase or sentence)?
I lived in Florence, Ky., where I visited family regularly in Cincinnati (but you can’t tell by my accent now), and moved to Danville when I was six years old.
3. What are your hobbies?
I love playing with my grandbabies and photography. I’ve taken so many pictures of them they don’t want to pose for me anymore.
4. What is your dream vacation?
I would like to go to Paris, France, or Hawaii.
5. Favorite artist and/or work of art?
My favorite artist is my friend from high school, Andrea Sheene. She could really get detail into her artwork.
6. Favorite novel or poem?
“That Was Then; This Is Now” by S. E. Hinton. I loved her other books, too. Nathaniel Hawthorne (“The Birthmark”) and Edgar Allan Poe were also favorites.
7. Favorite sport (to watch or play)?
I always loved to roller skate. I’m trying to get back into practice so I can teach my grandbabies. I just didn’t remember how many muscles I used in roller skating.
8. Favorite TV show?
I always loved the “Beverly Hillbillies” but moved up to watching “American Idol” and “The Voice.” I have my husband hooked on “American Idol” more than I am now.
9. Favorite album?
ZZ-Top’s “Greatest Hits.” I love anything rock-n-roll or current with an upbeat. I don’t listen to country, because I don’t like to cry. You know what you get when you play a country song backwards? You get your wife back, your kids back, your car back and even your dog back.
10. Favorite holiday?
I love Christmas, because that’s when you can get more of your family to come together.
11. Favorite food?
I love seafood, especially at Red Lobster. I also love black licorice. I never had to share my candy in school.
12. Most prized possession?
Family first, of course, and then the 1981 GMC truck my Dad gave me for my fortieth birthday.
13. Three people, living or deceased, whom you’d invite to the same dinner party?
I would have dinner with my mother and two sisters. They were killed in a car wreck when I was five and a half years old.
14. Favorite aspect of your job?
I love knowing that my job is doing something great for the environment.
15. Most memorable experience of your youth?
I barely remember, but it was going on vacation with my dad, mother and two sisters.
16. What would you be doing if you weren't working at Centre?
I would probably still be a manager at McDonald’s.
17. Educational experience that's been most helpful to you?
I earned a business diploma in high school, which helps when I have to fill in for the Facilities secretary. The typing classes especially, though I’m a little rusty on my typing.
18. Fictional character in whose shoes you’d love to spend a day?
Cat Woman. You have to admit Halle Berry was tough in that movie. I tell my student workers, though, when I get a bag or box of recycling too heavy that people think that I’m She-Ra. They ask, ‘Who’s She-Ra?’ I say, ‘It’s before your time, but you can find her on YouTube.’
19. Favorite place on campus (and why)?
I love the little sitting area behind Alumni House. It’s always decorated so pretty.
20. Advice you'd give to a first-year college student to make success more likely?
Study more and party less! Make sure to take the opportunity to go abroad.
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