Sylvia Galan has worked at Off the Record for four years. Although she’s leaving Philip Merrill, she will still be working in the university system as a housekeeper for Ellicott Hall. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Silvia Galan has worked at Off the Record for four years. Although she’s leaving Philip Merrill, she will still be working in the university system as a housekeeper for Ellicott Hall. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

“I have a good relationship with everybody here. I will miss it, but I have another opportunity – a better opportunity.” – Silvia Galan

Aria Chehreghani, senior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Aria Chehreghani, senior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

 “I go to the cafe right before my photojournalism class, and each time I go, I always see Silvia’s smiling face. It’s really sad that she’s gonna be leaving. Her smile was infectious.” – Aria Chehreghani, senior broadcast journalism major.

Jasmine Hardy, senior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Jasmine Hardy, senior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

“She’s always been such a beam of sunshine in the morning. I always say good morning to her and she always asks about my day, so it’s really sad that she’s gonna be leaving – I’m gonna miss her.” – Jasmine Hardy, senior broadcast journalism major.

Melissa Seitz, junior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Melissa Seitz, junior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

“Silvia is so sweet. She always gets me my chai with espresso right before my last class, and I always come in right as she’s cleaning up, and I feel really bad. But, she always makes it for me … It’s so sad. She’s a part of the journalism school.” – Melissa Seitz, junior broadcast journalism major.

Camille Chrysostom, sophomore multiplatform journalism and government and politics double major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Camille Chrysostom, sophomore multiplatform journalism and government and politics double major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

“It makes me so sad. She’s always so nice in the mornings. Even though they’re not supposed to open up the shop early, she always does if i want a hot chocolate or something. She’s really sweet and friendly. I’m gonna miss having her around.” – Camille Chrysostom, sophomore multiplatform journalism and government and politics double major.

Susan Moeller, journalism professor. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Susan Moeller, media and international affairs professor. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

“She’s just a great face behind the counter in terms of how she’s always upbeat … If you’re in a bad mood, and you really need your coffee, she’s cool with that. If you have time to talk, she’s really engaged and wants to talk to you too. She sees us as people not just customers, and we hope most of us see her as somebody we’re gonna miss.” – Susan Moeller, media and international affairs professor.

Ryan Eskalis, senior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Ryan Eskalis, senior broadcast journalism major. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

“Every time I come here she’s always really happy and that has made coming here a more enjoyable experience. Just the small things. When people say ‘hi,’ and smile and then talk to you for a little bit … about nothing. That’s what she would do for me and it’s sad to hear she’s leaving. But I’m sure she’ll bring her happiness somewhere else.” – Ryan Eskalis, senior broadcast journalism major.

Faculty members surprised her with gifts a way to say goodbye. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)
Faculty members surprise her with gifts as a way to say goodbye. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

writersblocheadshots04Trey Sherman is a senior broadcast journalism major and can be reached at treywdc@gmail.com.

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