Q & A

August 22, 2014

Q & A, the place to discover cool and fun facts about your colleagues, is back!Eileen Truscott

Eileen Truscott, assistant director, operations, for NCC's Center for Healthcare Education, is kicking off the fall semester!

When I'm not at NCC, you can find me: At Pilates, the gym, or watching NCIS reruns.

Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere?
I really don't have a favorite place yet.  I want to visit a lot of areas.

The last book I read was: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks.

Are you married? Yes, my husband's name is Russ.

Do you have children? Yes, three:  Andrew, Megan and Matthew. All of them are in the theatre and music fields.

What is one thing your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you? I played a church organ at a nearby church for 5 years in my teen years.

Have you ever met someone famous? I met Gordon Lightfoot when he was playing at the State Theatre.  We volunteered in the catering.  My husband is a big fan.

Dogs or cats? 2 cats: Grace, 19 years old and Cassie, 11 years old.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Self-serve frozen yogurt.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? First a teacher, then a secretary.

The best memory I have of working here at NCC is: The great friends I have made over the years. 

 What was your best birthday ever? How old were you?  50th. My husband had a big party for all my friends and family.

 Who are your heroes? My parents.

 If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ireland. I was there in 2008 with the Freedom HS band and would love to go back and explore on my own.  I have grandparents from there.

 What was your first job? Besides playing the organ in the church, I worked at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant during high school and college. I was first a "soda jerk" and then a waitress.  I may have actually served my to-be husband during my tenure there.

Are you named after anyone? A very good friend of my mothers. She was like a sister to her.

If you could change your name, would you? And if you could, what would you change it to? I love nicknames and tried to get people to call me "Lee" however, I was too old to get them to change. 

Football or baseball?  Football. I only watch because my husband is a big Buffalo Bills fan and we get together with a group each game.

If something great happens to you, who is the first person you tell? My husband.

You're about to be stranded on a deserted island. Who do you take with you for company? My husband.

What is your all-time favorite movie? That's difficult.  I have my favorites based on the time in my life: Grease, Dirty Dancing, and Moulin Rouge.

If you could offer one piece of advice to the students at NCC, it would be: Take responsibility for your future.  Your parents won't be around forever to help you.

Were you an only child, the oldest, the baby, or in the middle? Middle. I'm sandwiched between two older sisters a younger sister and the King, my younger brother.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why? My grandparents.  They died when I was young and never really got to talk to them about their lives.

What is your favorite television show? NCIS

My favorite holiday is: Christmas

The biggest crush you ever had was on whom? David Cassidy from The Partridge Family.  I saw him three times as an adult and actually touched his hand!!!!

What's on your iTunes playlist right now? Billy Joel and Elton John, Broadway showtunes, Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum

What has been the proudest moment of your life so far? Raising three great kids.

The last movie I saw was: The Lego Movie. We went to the park to watch it this summer.

The last concert I attended was: Keith Urban at Musikfest. 

Who do you tag to go next? Carolyn Zanoni




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