Saturday, December 5

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Dorothy Johnson has loved her job at Temple University for the last 61 years

Dorothy “Ms. Dot” Johnson has worked at Temple University for over 61 years. Coworkers talk about her like she’s family, not just an employee. Known for her warmth and compassion, she’s a fixture at the Kornberg School of Dentistry’s facilities management department. Johnson started at the university in 1957, she has worked at the dental school since 1976 and its mailroom since 1990. Johnson still works there today and her reason is pretty simple. “I like being in here, there’s always somebody you can help,” Johnson told In The Know. Besides picking up the nickname “Ms. Dot,” she helped form the union BUE Local 612 at the school. Most importantly, Johnson always goes above and beyond the call of duty.“You never know how much you can really do for a perso...