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Her greeting was unmistakably her own.
When someone walked into the Services for Students with Disabilities department at Brock, Linda Landry always welcomed them with “Hey Buddy.”
Without a doubt, it was her signature but she also became known for what came next.
Landry, the department’s academic accommodation assistant, always followed up with a sincere how are you, what’s new or what’s happening.
“It wasn’t just small talk. She was truly interested in people so the students loved her,” said Judith Brooder, the department’s manager. “She had a knack for connecting with people.”
Landry, who spent the past 15 years working in various roles at Brock, died Jan. 2. She was 55.