20 Questions: A sketch of Centre biology and biochemistry professor Peggy Richey

RELEASED: Jan. 5, 2006

Dr. Richey (with her husband, John, and sons Dan and Joe) at the Bronze Age fort of Dun Aonghasa on Inis Mor, one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.

DANVILLE, KY— 1. Position/title: Professor, Biology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

2. Hometown: Danville… Illinois

3. Career highlight: Can’t think of just one

4. Signature class: Microbiology

5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Research presentation at Kentucky Academy of Science meeting, 2005

6. Family details: Husband , two sons

7. Hobbies: Gardening, reading, hiking, traveling

8. Pets: One cat (and one stray cat who is practically family)

9. Prized possession: My family

10. Last book read:The Birds and the Beasts Were There by Margaret Millar

11. Memorable trip/vacation: Ireland/Scotland/England Summer of 2003

12. Favorite movie:Casablanca

13. Favorite album:Silver Lining by Bonnie Raitt

14, Favorite food: Shrimp

15. Favorite smell: Flowers

16. Person you most admire: My mom and dad

17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: John McCain

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Eleanor Roosevelt

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Teaching at another school

20. Describe yourself in three words: Energetic, humorous, hard worker [technically, four words, but who's counting?]


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