Cindy Aubuchon '96

July 24, 2013

Major
English: Literature

Minor
Spanish and Secondary Education

Residence
Lafayette, Indiana

Why did I choose SJC?
I chose SJC because I was offered more opportunities for scholarships and smaller classes. Also, it was very close to home.

As a student, what were you involved in?
Marching Band, WPUM-FM, sports editor and features writer for The Observer, Education Club, and tutor in the writing clinic.

What are you doing now?
I am in my twelfth year of teaching English, Spanish, and English as a New Language at McCutcheon High School where I also coach the Spell Bowl, Super Bowl, and Quiz Bowl teams as well as sponsor the International Club.

How did SJC prepare you for the "real world?"
I was forced to work hard and set deadlines; I also learned about different cultures which I am able to share with my students.

Who was your favorite SJC professor?
Dr. Garrity

What was your favorite Core book?
"Nectar in a Sieve"

What is your favorite SJC memory?
For Halloween freshman year, my friend Kristen (Hyvonen) Amsler '96 and I dressed up as Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World. I dyed my hair black for the occasion. We had a great time at the Halloween party in the ballroom, but the hair color was permanent and didn't come out!

What was your favorite Café food?
Chicken wings from the HUB.

When was your last visit to campus?
Homecoming 2006, although I drive to Rensselaer frequently for family events.

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