Category Archives: Unsung Hero

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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Unsung Hero: Atara Grant


Alex Palmieri – News Writer     Walking to a shuttle to give their legs a break, students are joyful and happy to see Atara Grant, a SCSU shuttle driver. Grant said there are a few things in her life that brings her happiness, and one of those things is interacting with the students on a daily basis.     “I love dealing with

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Kim Wilk


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions & Features Editor     Kim Wilk, Hilton C. Buley Library’s reserve circulation supervisor, said she started working in the Registrar’s office 31 years ago. Before the ease of helping students online or over the phone, lines would stretch all the way out the door. Twelve years later, Wilk said she got a promotion and began working at the library.

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