An Interview with Jerry & Nanette Whittington
Meet Jerry and Nanette Whittington, parents of Ashley Whittington a biology / pre-chiropractic major from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, who studied abroad in Sydney during summer 2016. Below, they share their initial thoughts when Ashley brought up the topic of studying abroad, some of their concerns as parents and a few of the ways they've noticed that Ashley has changed and matured since her experience in Australia.
CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourselves.
JERRY WHITTINGTON: Being the best dad in the world, I was born in Buffalo. I Lived in West Falls, NY for over 20 years and landed in the Town Of Sardinia, NY for the remainder. I work for the Department of Homeland Security in the Emergency Management Field. I also work part time for the East Aurora Police Department as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher. In addition, I serve as the Emergency Manager in the Town of Sardinia. My hobbies include caring for my farm and horses, and firefighting, which I have done for over 20 years.
NANETTE WHITTINGTON: I grew up in West Seneca, NY. Having some college experience, I have worked in the medical and office fields my whole life. I am currently an office manager for a design firm. Some of my hobbies & interests are my family, scrapbooking/crafts, traveling and spending time at home.