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Daily Nebraskan, November 14, 2018, p. 15



As he stood behind the counter, dressed in all black, hi s orange and pink shoelaces matching the neon Dunkin' Donuts sign hanging above, Vernon Joseph focused on the latte he was making. Almost eve ry morning at 7:30, Joseph arrives at Dunkin ' Donuts in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons to work his sh ift as general manager. Joseph sa id he started working for the coffee chain in 2014 to make extra money, but he sa id he loved the fast-paced environment and the positive impact he cou ld make on people with a coffee and a smil e. He decided to pick it up as a full -time job so he cou ld have that positive impact all the time.

Joseph said he feels his job is the most va luable is at th e end of the day, when he's working until 1 a.m. and the library only has a few lingering students. No matter how tired or stressed the students are, he sa id it's a great feeling to know he can brighten their spirits with a cup of coffee.