Community Q&A 9/15/05

Thursday, September 15, 2005

* Name: Nicole Adele Rodriguez

n Lives in: Jackson.

* Family: Husband, Jose Rodriguez; and sister Elizabeth who is in nursing school at SEMO and lives with us. Parents and brother live in Washington, Mo.

* Job: Community development specialist for the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and an MBA-Health Administration student at SEMO.

* What do you like most about the area? It's a friendly community that welcomes newcomers.

* Favorite food: Filet mignon

* Favorite TV show: Desperate Housewives

* Best advice: From Dr. Mackel, my professor at SEMO: Only fools learn from their mistakes; the wise learn from the mistakes of others.

* Person you most admire: My husband - he grew up in poverty and went on to graduate first in his class in both his undergraduate and graduate engineering classes at Mizzou.

* What would you do if you won the lottery? After investing and donating to charity, I would buy my mom a house in Florida, pay my sister's tuition, buy my brother a new car, and take a long trip to Europe with my husband.

* Pet peeve: People who are constantly late.

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