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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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Unsung Hero: Michelle Johnston


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions and Features Editor Michelle Johnston, director of alumni relations, said before her start at Southern ten years ago, oftentimes students and the alumni office would not cross paths, but she saw what a difference it could make for future alumni if they were included in the process long before they accepted their diplomas: that the chance

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Unsung Hero: Jonathan Wharton


Maya Obeid – Special to the Southern News Jonathan Wharton has been a political science and urban affairs professor at Southern for the last three years. He specializes in state and local government. After graduating from Howard University in 1996 with a bachelor’s in history, he continued his education at Rutgers University. He finished with his Ph.D. in political science

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