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Andrea Freile, communications instructor at Wayne Community College, discusses some of the things students can do to help publicize the disabilities office at the college and an upcoming open mic night. Progress Difference Making a A mighty gift A ndrea Freile is barely 4-foot-11 and speaks with a lilting Latina accent — which could have been reasons why this community might not have wel- comed her, she said. But just as she has gathered all the energy and kindness and honesty from within her tiny frame — and big heart — and shared it with whomever crosses her path, the ripple effect amongst her students has been partic- ularly impressive. "It's sounding John Lennon-ish but I love my students, sincerely love them, because I have this idea in my mind that they have been brought to my classroom for a reason and I will love them through this semester Andrea Freile, communications instructor at Wayne Community College, teaches with heart and passion, and through her teaching, her students feel empowered and loved. Madison Murphy and Chance Carter lead Freile's Introduction to Communications class in an activity that identifies characteristics of a person using an "iceberg" diagram. Andrea Freile, communica- tions instructor at Wayne Com- munity College, reacts after stu- dents' presenta- tion featuring a "mock Ellen show," based upon Freile's dream of being on the TV show, along with a photo- shopped picture of what it would look like if she were a guest on the show. A student-led social media campaign to garner support for Andrea Freile, popular communications instructor at Wayne Community College, to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, has picked up traction, get- ting views from around the world and leading to some unexpected opportunities along the way. Because of the scope of the Internet, she has received responses from other countries, Freile said, interested in her speaking to them or sharing her experience. "A group from Chile, they were so excited to hear that a Latina from South America is doing something in the Reaching the world Story by Phyllis Moore Photos by Casey Mozingo See Page 19 See Page 20 Story by Phyllis Moore Photos submitted C News-Argus Goldsboro Friday, February 23, 2018

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