Category Archives: Unsung Hero

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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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Goldie Adele


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions & Features Editor The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides students, faculty and staff with disabilities information and accommodations to ensure their experience at Southern is enjoyable. The DRC director, Goldie Adele, has been the head of the DRC for over five years and said their office strives to ensure students with disabilities can access the tools

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Andrew Parzyck


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter After graduating high school, Andrew Parzyck, Communication and First Year Experience (FYE) adjunct lecturer and FYE university assistant, knew he wanted to do one thing: work with students, so he became an education major at Southern in Fall 2005. Parzyck said after taking some courses, he did not find the major as fulfilling as anticipated, but

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Cindy Stretch


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter A year after grad school Cindy Stretch, Ph.D., English professor, said she found a job teaching K-12 students in Southern Indiana, but after moving to Iowa she found that teaching positions were scarce and decided to continue her education. Stretch said she never anticipated being a professor, yet 17 years ago she was offered a position

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