A bright eyed, smiling young lady helped an absent minded anchorman obtain a new gym card this week.
The impressive, 19-year-old rising sophomore is a splendid example of the brand of excellence Rhodes College traditionally produces. Latoya States managed to multi-task like a pro as she ran the campus security office at Tutwiler and University across from Memphis’ most gorgeous college campus. Latoya answered phones, responded to calls on the campus radio system, located dorm room keys for returning students, examined information on a computer and fixed the gym ID card printer, all while answering questions from this reporter.
I asked about her family and her background while waiting to obtain a new ID card that Rhodes issues to community members who pay to use the college gym.
A lifelong Memphian, you’d hardly guess the cool and composed young woman is a product of foster care.