Susan Hayes

Profile Updated: January 2, 2011
Susan Hayes
Mailing address San Jose, CA USA
Yes! Attending Reunion
Hobbies, interests:

After post-graduate degrees from USC and Syracuse University, taught college, worked for a think tank doing policy analysis for the federal government, then 16 years as an exec. in public tv and radio in NY, then moved to California 15 years ago to take my current job. Had the world's greatest husband, who died in 2007. Travel a lot internationally for my job, which I love. Live in a neighborhood with real neighbors who take care of each other. Good life. Visit Greer 4 times a year to see my mother and sisters. Brother Tom lives in Japan.

What is your favorite memory of Greer High School:

Denise Riddle knows what it is. Has to do with selling candy for the Junior class.

Hearing Eudora Welty read "Why I Live At the PO" on a 33-rpm record Carl Beason played for us in Portable #5 on a very hot fall afternoon. Changed my life.

What is your least favorite memory of Greer High School?

Physics. Not Mr. James' fault. I just couldn't understand torque no matter how hard I tried. Still can't.

Who was your favorite teacher?

There were many, actually.

Ever skip school?


What would we be surprised to know about you?

I've spent about 500 hours standing in o.r.'s watching surgery performed on children and babies in poor nations. This from a person who spent much of her early life avoiding both hospitals and children!

Huge Stones, Van Morrison, Led Zepp, and Neil Young fan.

What have you always wanted to do that you haven't done yet?

Go to France. I've been in 24 countries, but I've never been to France!

Would you do anything differently if you could roll the years back?

Obey fewer rules.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Turtle Island, Fiji.

How old do you feel?


What is your favorite TV show?

Law and Order.

Any words of wisdom?

Everything changes.

Anything else you would like to share?

I love living in Northern California.