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“All kinds of students are here. You don’t know what anyone has been through, so--I have to come take care of y’all. See everyone—make sure everyone is okay. I just come here to work...
What is one piece of advice you would give to students?"Number one, be true to yourself. You can learn a lot of things from books, but sometimes life experiences will teach you more...
“I grew up without a dad, which can be hard on a young man, and that’s regardless of any man of any race. Every man, every young man needs his dad cause your dad is the one who has been...
How did you start working here? “You know, it’s been a long time on this campus for me, and I’ve seen a lot. I’m 62 now. I used to live in Lanham Mill in Prince George’s County. Then I moved here...
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“My father first started in boot camp with the Yugoslav national army when he was nineteen. Things got really complicated because there was a civil war...inside a war with brother fighting brother..."
“I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. My one bit of advice: put your phone in your pocket and walk across campus with your eyes open ...
“We run the boilers which make the steam that powers the generators and the air conditioning chillers… this is like a city. We make the heat, the air conditioning, we ...
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“.. I know that students are there for an education and they don’t have much time for small talk, which is why I try to say, good morning as much as a can. It’s not much, but it’s the thought and kind greeting that can make a difference! This needs to spread around to other colleges and universities!”
- Custodian at Carnegie Mellon University
“A powerful example of personal responsibility coupled with tenderness.”
- Mary Scullion, TIME’s 100 most influential people
“Unsung Heroes is a citizen initiative that does more than encourage people to throw coins in a charity box. It’s an initiative that gives voice to the voiceless on a college campus while recognizing the value of these citizen workers as human beings with an ambition and a dream.”
- Student at Georgetown University
“..We hear a lot about how social media is creating divisions between us, how it is supplanting real human interactions, and coarsening our national dialogue. There is truth to some of that, but ultimately, like so many tools, it can be used for good as well as bad. ..This inspiring story from the Washington Post about how one student took to Facebook and created a page Unsung Heroes to bridge divides is a wonderful case in point.”
- Dan Rather, Former News Anchor at CBS Evening News
“The posts in this series are the favorite media I read out of WashU. It assures me that there are incredible people looking out for my son.”
- Parent, Washington University in St. Louis