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With great sadness but also with much pride and admiration, the LIS department bids farewell to long-time administrative assistant Touger Vang who will be leaving North Carolina for a public library position doing outreach and working with young adults in and around West Sacramento, California.

Touger came to the United States with his family as a refugee from Laos at the age of 10. One of 10 children, Touger grew up on a chicken farm in Troy, NC. He considers himself a cultural broker and has spent much of his adult life navigating the best of two worlds: Hmong and American.

Administrative Assistant extraordinaire for the LIS Department since March of 2011, Touger has devoted himself to serving the LIS department tirelessly doing innumerable tasks in support of faculty and students while also working on his MLIS degree which he finally earned this past December. He has also been an extraordinary advisor for new international students with the UNCG Asian Students Association.

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