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Meet NWRC Administration Manager Michelle Breslin

05 September 2017
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Here's some information you didn't know about North West Regional College Administration Manager Michelle Breslin.

Michelle, a former student at NWRC, oversees Admissions, Examinations and Placement Admin sections at the College.

She recently took part in the Derry Journal Friday's Child feature...

How would you describe yourself?

Independent, caring, sociable, outgoing, organised and loyal.

Happiest childhood memory?

Going on holidays the whole way to our mobile home in Bundoran every summer with my family.

What was your first job?

I worked in Dunnes, Foyleside when I was a student. Had lots of laughs and met some lifelong friends whilst working there.

Favourite book?

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Favourite film?

Dumb and Dumber – when I want a good laugh.

Pearl Harbour – when I want a good cry.

Favourite television programme?

First Dates – love watching those real life cringey first date moments and I love seeing the dates that blossom into new romances.

Favourite expression?

What is meant to be, will be.

Favourite method of relaxation?

Hot bath, candles, chilled music and a large glass of wine.

Favourite holiday destination?

Barcelona – amazing city with so much to see and do.

Who would you most like to meet?

I have to be greedy here and say all the band members from Take That – my favourite band since I was a little girl.

What makes you angry?

People being late – I have a slight OCD in relation to timing.

I have one friend in particular who is late for everything and it frustrates me a lot (I think they do it on purpose now).

What makes you happy?

Cooking and spending quality time with my nearest and dearest.

What human quality do you most admire?

People overcoming adversity in achieving their own goals, no matter how big or small they may be.

What human quality do you least admire?

I don’t like seeing people look down on others – we are all equal and everyone should be treated with equal respect.

Most embarrassing thing

Calling a close colleagues extension and when they said hello, I went into a full heart felt version of Lionel Richie ‘is it me you’re looking for’ only to realise it was a totally different person, whom I hardly knew. I have to say, it was very embarrassing.

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

Losing my parents at a young age.

What is your greatest fear?

Tsunamis (or anything to do with deep water)

What has been the high point of your life to date?

Going into the maternity ward to help deliver my sister’s little boy, it was very overwhelming watching this beautiful little baby being born.

How would you like to be remembered?

Loyal and dependable.

What is your most treasured possession?

My iPhone – sad but true. How did people ever survive without electronic calendars on their phones!

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

I would donate some to charity and would divide the rest between those important to me, as there is no point in being rich on my own. I would also travel the entire world in style.

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

To have had more quality time with the ones that I have lost along the way.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

‘She turned her can’t into cans and her dreams into plans.’

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