Name: Leathia Carroll

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Age: 65

Occupation and title: Online Regional Nursing Associate Professor

Spouse’s name: Junius A.Carroll

Children’s names and ages: Valencia Holloman, 46, Mark Carroll, 39, and Lamont Carroll, 30.

Church affiliation: New Branch Baptist Church, Ivor

What’s the best part of your day? End of a shift when I discover that a student has grasped a concept for patient care

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Running a foster care center for children

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? My husband has lived in this area all his life. I lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., during my early years until the last two years of high school. I am a flexible person who loves change and could be satisfied in most any area.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? Exploring Paris

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite weekend destination: For 17 years my favorite weekend destination was various sites for a weekend drill in the United States Army Reserve, Army Nurse Corps. Unfortunately at the time of my promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, they decided that I had gone one year past the age limit even though I was more compliant with weight control, physical fitness and superior performance to many of the young officers.

Favorite college sports team: Field and track

Favorite pro sports team: Lakers

Favorite color: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you?

There is no task too great to attempt. Never give up on what you believe in. Taught by my grandfather, Robert Eley, who was a self educated man.

Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16 &uot;For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Going to college

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? American Cancer Society.

Tell us something about yourself tht most people don’t know.

Very shy

What’s your hobby? Sewing and jogging

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? Unsure. Experience has been a great teacher. There are many things that I could have done differently. However, I have had a good life compared to many and I thank God for my many blessings.

What gives you the blues? Being misunderstood by people

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Worked on the farm

What’s your best childhood memory: When there was only two of us as children and going to Sunday school

Tell us one true thing: There is something good that can be found in everyone

What frightens you most? What’s happening to our young people and their attitude toward life

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Hawaii, a beautiful place that looks just like the text book picture

Who’s your favorite ex-president?

President John F. Kennedy

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Military ruling regarding who goes to war

What last brought tears to your eyes? Hearing my eight-year-old granddaughter sing a solo in church

If you could invite three guests n living or dead, from anytime in history n to dinner, who would they be? Martin Luther King, President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island?

Water, some method of communication and the Bible

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Oldies but goodies. Luther Vandross

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it? None lately, can’t stay awake to watch the entire movie

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Michael Jordan, a natural winner

What’s the last book you read?

Soul Exposed – An inspirational biography

To whom are you grateful and why? My grandmother and next-door neighbor who helped with my children when I was in school