Movers & Shakers

3-1 DrName:  Dr. Brenda Lang Hellyer

Occupation:  San Jacinto College chancellor

Hometown:  Hays, Kan.

Current home: Pasadena

Family:  My husband is Rusty Hellyer. Our children are Russell (30), Jennifer (28), and Reilly (6). We have a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, three grandchildren, and two grandchildren on the way.

My favorite writer is:  John Grisham – once I start one of his books, I can’t do anything until I finish it.

Someone I’d like to meet:  There are two on my list right now – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis.

If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose: I don’t really want to switch places but I would like to hang out with Chancellor Merkel and Pope Francis for a day or two.

My favorite performers are: Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

I like to spend my leisure time:  Playing with the kids, working out, and reading

If I could travel any place, I’d go to: The Holy Land; this trip is on my bucket list

My favorite meal is: The German foods that my mom makes.

As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be:  A professional saxophone player, nun, brain surgeon, astronaut, farmer, movie star, and there were probably five other options.

You’ll never catch me:  Giving up

The thing that bugs me the most is: Complaining and being negative

My favorite movie is: The Wizard of Oz – I am a girl from Kansas.

Few people know: That I use to shot put and arm wrestle.

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