By AMANDA J. ALLEN
Public Relations Assistant, New River Community College
DUBLIN — What does a cancer researcher look like? An intense-looking scientist in a white lab coat hunched pensively over a Petri dish, perhaps?
Not quite — at least in the case of Michael Hodge of Galax.
Hodge is a military veteran and New River Community College student who, with his ball cap, honors-society sweatshirt and friendly smile, blends right in among his fellow students.