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The Last Word—Kismet J. Rideau

Kismet J. Rideau
Director, College Reach-Out Program (CROP), Academic Advisor, Instructor

What is your chief characteristic?
Sincerity and public speaking

What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Their honesty and genuine concern for my well-being and vice versa

Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
All of the Super Friends

Who is your favorite heroine in fiction?
The heroine roles played by actress Pam Grier

What is the best thing you have ever won?
2008 Community Leader of the Year

What did your mother always tell you?
Ds and Fs were completely unacceptable

What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
To ride my push scooter down a playground slide

What is your favorite food?
Red velvet cake

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing well

What movie do you love to watch repeatedly?
Anything that I find funny

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I mistakenly used the ladies’ bathroom in a Burger King and three ladies walked in.

What historical figure do you despise the most?
All those who participated in the horrendous acts associated with slavery, segregation, and discrimination

What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
Any of the HBO Original Series shows—they are worth premium cable

What is the last book you read?
“Visions for Black Men” by Na’im Akbar

What is your theme song?
“A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke