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Six alum who were impacted by Richard Massa share stories in remembrance of their mentor and adviser during their time in Southern’s communication department from 1972-1999 

‘You must have passion’

By Kaylea M. Hutson-Miller April 8, 2019

Passion.If one word could describe the impact Richard Massa had on his students, it would be passion.From his trademark command “You Must Have Passion” to his guiding presence, students within the...

Reflections on a mentor’s life lessons

Last month I said goodbye to a mentor.While we didn’t always see eye to eye, and I probably gave him a few of his grey hairs, Richard Massa helped shape me into the journalist and teacher I am today.I’ll...

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