Spotlight: Brandy Mathews


For Brandy Mathews, who attends RSC, in addition to being a wife and mother of five, time is a precious commodity. Well into her second semester, Brandy is working towards her nursing degree, gaining experience as a practicum nurse at Deaconess Hospital.

After obtaining her nursing degree, Brandy will work towards getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Eventually, Brandy wants to be either a nurse’s practitioner or a physician’s assistant.

 

15th Street News: Where were you born?

Brandy Mathews: I was born in Wash., but moved to Antlers, Okla. when I was 8 years old.

15th St.: Who makes up your family?

BM: My husband Bryan and I have been married 16 years. We have five children: Caleb, 14, Tanner, 13, Fallon, 8, Dalton, 6, and Evadne, 4.

15th St.: Do you own any pets?

BM: We have six cats.

15th St.: Where do you want to go with your schooling?

BM: I want to become a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant.

15th St.: Who would you say is one of your heroes?

BM: My heroes are the professors here at RSC. They contributed so much to my desire to learn. Leanne May is an awesome professor. It was hard, but I learned so much in her physiology class.

15th St.: In addition to being a student and mom, how do you spend your time? What are your hobbies?

BM: I spend my time following politics, sleeping, or going to church.

15th St.: What’s a web site you would recommend everyone to visit?

BM: Weatherbug.com is a great resource. I like to know what’s coming.

15th St.: What’s one of the most influential books you’ve ever read?

BM: “The Grapes of Wrath.” The people there never quit. Even when things got bad, they were still willing to help each other.

15th St.: What’s your proudest moment?

BM: Being a mom. My kids are always trying to improve from day to day.

15th St.: What is one of your favorite bands?

BM: I love all songs by the group Jars of Clay.

15th St.:  Where have you never been before, but always wanted to visit?

BM: Ireland. I’ve always felt that one of the greatest joys we can know in this life comes from meeting new people.

15th St.: What’s a quote that you live by?

BM: “Laissez-faire.” It’s a French expression that means “Let the people do as they want.”

15th St.: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

BM: Keep your head up. Don’t let anything get in your way.  Have a purpose-driven life.

15th St.: If you could live in a different time period, when would it be?

BM: I’d like to live in the future, 100 years from now. The medical advancements alone would be amazing.

15th St.: Which writer inspires you the most?

BM: I like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. Levin’s latest book, “Liberty and Tyranny,” is really good.

15th St.: What’s one of your favorite movies?

BM: I love Pixar’s movie “Up.” It’s very touching.

 

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