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MEET: Alex Catalan

November 16, 2010

CatalanName: Alex Catalan.
Occupation: Beloit College admissions counselor.
Hometown/residence: Chicago.
Hobbies: Enjoying theatre and occasionally collecting art. Traveling the US.
What are a few of your favorite things? Concerts, plays and Broadway shows. Shepard Fairey and Dan McCarthy artwork. The Chicago Cubs. My fellow Beloiters. Anything containing potatoes. The Chicago lakefront.
What three items go in your desert island backpack? Matches, root beer, something made by Apple.
Favorite meal? Ribs and seasoned fries
What gets you up in the morning? The potential for iced coffee to be part of my day.
Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could sing and play an instrument.
Beatles or Stones? Beatles.
What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Apple Hut in Beloit, Sweet Allyn Park in Clinton and the Overture Center in Madison.
What’s the number one thing on your bucket list? A long, very long, road trip around the states. The world comes next.
Proudest/ most memorable life changing moment?
Getting elected student president, graduating from Beloit/seeing my proud parents and getting the phone call offering me my current job. Go Beloit!
If you were auditioning for American Idol, what would you sing?  Fitzcarraldo by The Frames (Randy would say, “Yo dog, that was just, bad.”)