Ms. McElroy graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Notre Dame College of Ohio, and an associate degree in nursing from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, O.H., and is registered by the N.C. Board of Nursing. She has worked as a psychiatric social worker and nursed in geriatrics, chemical dependency, and oncology. She has been employed as a staff nurse at the Student Health Service in the day clinic and after-hours clinic since 1995.
Ms. McElroy and her husband like to travel. She also enjoys reading, sewing, art, and music.