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Getting to know you: People of King's College

Judith Stubbert. (Photo: Kristen Thompson)
Judith Stubbert. (Photo: Kristen Thompson)

Judith Stubbert

  • Utilities Employee – Sodexo Canada
  • Proud owner of 15-year-old cat named Willow

“I always wanted to be a princess growing up. I liked the thought of being able to be dressed up in beautiful dresses and tiaras. That was probably my dream until I was about ten, then I wanted to be a firefighter or a police officer. None of those dreams ever came true… And now I’m here, and I’ve been here for about six years now.  The kids are really the most rewarding part of this job for me, I come here and they help me feel young.”

Aidan McNally. (Photo: Kristen Thompson)
Aidan McNally. (Photo: Kristen Thompson)

Aidan McNally

  • KSU President
  • Has a nine-year-old alter ego that is disappointed she does not work with dolphins
  • Was once a Dolphin for Halloween

“A lot of the board members after the meetings will shake each other’s hands, but I think president Cooper liked to have a bit more of a light-hearted approach. So after a board meeting, he went in for a first bump, and I went in thinking it was a high-five and in front of all the board members we turkey-high-fived. It was, funny afterwards, but was a pretty awkward and public moment. I don’t know who it was more embarrassing for.”

Kristian Refuse. (Photo: Kristen Thompson)
Kristian Refuse. (Photo: Kristen Thompson)

Kristian Rafuse

  • Assistant Dean
  • Self-proclaimed vanilla, hot fudge optional
  • Once played guitar in a punk band, band name unknown

“I wasn’t really one to have a stable dream. I instead picked whatever was fitting at the time, and I’m more one now to just kind of be less dreamy, and more in the moment. Doing what is possible within a small realm of possibility, and what’s on the horizon is more practically minded these days… Oh God I’ve been here almost a decade now. Someone actually called me a piece of furniture the other day. I absolutely love this place, and it’s become a part of me more than any other institution I’ve been a part of in my life, so I can definitely foresee myself being here for a long period of time. I certainly want to pursue student services as a career, and I don’t know where that will take me.”

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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