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Person of Interest

It is SSC's pleasure to say our co-worker Beth Scott has graciously agreed to be our Person Of Interest this July through August. Beth is our Secretary for our Academic Support Center here on the Hardin Valley Campus.


Thank you Beth for agreeing to be our Person of Interest so we can get to know you more; so thankful you are here with us at PSCC and for all you do!!!!

Terry Trivette

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Alaska, because I have already been to Hawaii and because my 8-year-old son “pretend won” an Alaska trip on Let’s Make a Deal and thought it would be cool to go. He said he’d jump in the freezing water with me and that it would be good for our systems. I’d like to find out. I’d love to fly there and then rent a car and travel all the way through Canada, Washington, Oregon, and California. We all got our passports last year in hopes of doing such a cool thing.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Add to retirement; buy expensive yarns and vintage fabrics; and travel. I am super practical, but I would like to think I would buy something extravagant.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Escargot. It was in garlic butter inside the shells and was delicious.

When you daydream of going somewhere, where is that place?
I mostly dream of camping.  There is nothing like waking up at the crack of dawn, making a fire, waiting for coffee to brew, toast on an open fire, and listening to the morning. My dad was in the Air Force and we’ve lived in 13 different states and countries. We camped every year all over the country. Camping not only brings back wonderful memories, but is also something I love to do.

What do you still have that you saved from your childhood?
If you had asked this last year, I would have a list a mile long. A recent bout of “I can’t believe I still have this stuff” and it all went to KARM.  I kept a soldier bank that screws together in sections that I received at birth. The coolest thing from childhood is a quilt made of all our clothes that my mom saved.  I hand made the quilt and gave it to one of my sisters for her birthday.

Life lesson to share that was a game changer for you?
It’s never too late. I had a child at age 44. Now when I think doing an overnight backpacking trip might be too late for me, I have to say it’s never too late for anything. I’ll keep you posted!

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
A positive attitude.

What is one thing you will never do again?
Complain. Complaining just keeps me stuck in misery.