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Unsung Hero Megan Rudne Hoffecker

Jeff Lamson – General Assignment Reporter Megan Rudne Hoffecker, assistant director of academic advising in the First-Year Experience Program, has deep roots in being involved at Southern since her experience here as an undergraduate student. As an undergraduate, Hoffecker had been a resident advisor at both Hickerson Hall and North Campus Townhouses for a total of three years. There, while

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Unsung Hero: Vanessa Brown

Jenna Stepleman – General Assignment Reporter Southern’s staff is large. That means that there are some people who go unnoticed in the crowd, as their jobs could be considered everyday positions we usually do not pay attention to. However, they are vital to allowing Southern’s campus to work smoothly. Vanessa Brown, a resident of New Haven, has been working at

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Unsung Hero: Earnest Arroyo

Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor  In the bustling cafeteria at Conn Hall, hungry students line up between their classes to fuel up for the day—behind the counter is Executive Chef, Earnest Arroyo, who oversees food service operations. Arroyo began working at Southern in November 2016. Since then, he has established gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian stations at Conn Hall.

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Unsung Hero: Andrew Smyth

Adrianna Rochester – General Assignment Reporter English professor, Andrew Smyth teaches secondary English education where he specializes in grammar, linguistics, writing and fieldwork supervision. Smyth’s main goal in the secondary English program is to train students into becoming future teachers by enabling them with skills needed to not only understand the English language, but to also translate their interpretation  in a

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