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“Buddy!!” A clap on the back and a warm greeting is what Emmanuel students are welcomed with upon entering the Mailroom.
Dennis Paul is known for his outgoing personality, warm demeanor and amiable friendship with nearly everyone on campus. After five years in the Mailroom, Dennis is retiring.
“Overall it was interacting with everyone at Emmanuel that made my time here so special, I’m going to miss the warm feeling here.” Dennis said regarding his time in the Mailroom. “The students and faculty support me, they helped me through tough times while I was here.”
In 2015, Dennis received the Impact Award for his significant and noteworthy contributions to co-curricular life at Emmanuel. This award is presented by the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Programs (OSAMP).
“My best memory here was going to last year’s Senior President Awards Night, I got the award. The outstanding… something award, look it up!” Dennis said. “The students did that for me. It was nice to see the students cheer for me ‘Go Dennis!! Go Dennis!!’ Ashly Uss was in the crowd and she yelled, ‘That’s my boy!!’ I love her.”
“My favorite part of working at Emmanuel is dealing with the students.” Dennis said. “When the students are away from home they need help, I am their uncle or their granddad. I like just being here and helping them out with their problems, I try to solve them. I give them direction. The best part is showing them how to address an envelope, it makes me laugh.”
Before Emmanuel, Dennis worked at places like Boston University and Cumberland Farms.
“I made damn good money, but I quit to come here.” he added.
At home Dennis spends most of his time with his Golden Doodle, Agape.
“She’s like a human. She’s so smart, it scares me.” he said. Now that Dennis is retired he is hoping to find a part time job so that he has more time to spend with family in Martha’s Vineyard. He plans to return to the college for major events like Dance Marathon, Commencement and other events.
“What I’ll miss the most is driving in to the parking lot at quarter of seven, I’m gonna miss that, I’m gonna miss the whole school. My heart is with the school.” Dennis said.
Full name: Dennis C. Paul
If you had to pick three words to summarize you what would they be: personality, outgoing, and warm
Favorite food: Greek food!! Rotisserie goat is my favorite food. Gyro [jahy-roh] is my second favorite, my third favorite is loukaniko, it’s a Greek sausage.
Favorite thing to do: Doing graphic design and art. I want to start painting again in my free time.
Tattoos?: I have six tattoos. points to each spot on body
Favorite color: Lavender because I am into reiki. I mostly like pastels because they’re all warm. Dark colors are very cold and that’s not my personality.
Where would you go on a dream vacation?: I would go to Spata Tinos. My second choice would be Atlantis in the Bahamas because they’re friendly and warm and very hospitable. They open their doors to everyone.
If you have to pick someone to play you in a movie who would you pick?: Will Smith. His sense of humor gets to me.
What are you most proud of?: Having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful students and people from around the world at Emmanuel. I have experienced a lot of different culture here.
How can students contact you after you leave?: Add me on Facebook, my email is on there.
Thank you for everything you’ve done for us Dennis. We will miss you!
Anna Topping ’17 is a staff writer and the Social Media Editor of The Hub. She can be contacted at email@example.com and on Twitter @annaytopping.