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Alumni employed by Congresswoman Hayes


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer The first African-American Democrat to represent Connecticut in Congress, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, has hired alumni Jason Newton to work as her communication director in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Hayes’ team, Newton worked as a broadcast journalist in New Haven, Lafayette, La., and West Palm Beach, Fla. However, before he graduated in 2007, Newton started his collegiate

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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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Alumni reflects on changes over the decades at SCSU


Kendra Baker – Special to The Southern News – From changes in location to changes in names and program offerings, Southern has grown tremendously since its birth in 1893; when three teachers and 84 students met at New Haven’s old Skinner School and created a two-year teacher training school called “New Haven State Normal School.” Before becoming “Southern Connecticut State University” in

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