“I think of my department like a wheel—each person is a spoke. Without each other, we can’t make it work.” —Delores Narancich, Aircraft Appearance Technician
Photo by Kevin Penczak
Since joining Southwest in 2004, Delores Narancich has become known for extending a helping hand and constantly striving for excellence. She works as an Aircraft Appearance Technician in Chicago (Midway), and although her Team, which operates within Technical Operations, is a smaller one, she goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of those around her. Although she’s a self-proclaimed “girly girl,” Delores is always willing to get her hands dirty at work, all the while staying positive and keeping a smile on her face. Delores embodies what it means to have both a Servant’s Heart and a Fun-LUVing Attitude, and we’re proud to have her as a member of the Southwest Family.
—Delaney Sanders, Communications & Outreach
Call In “When a friend was doing a Southwest phone interview, I shouted, ‘I want to work at Southwest too!’ The next thing I know, I’m filling out an application. A few interviews later, I got the job!”
Sense of Pride “What I enjoy most is making a plane look good. I like looking back at the end of the day and knowing I improved it.”
On the Job “We do more than clean the plane. We do security sweeps, carpeting changes, and leather installation. We work hand-in-hand with the Mechanics.”
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On the first day of Intern Orientation, I sat next to a fellow Intern with my same last name. After discovering our shared surname, I joked with him that while I already have a twin sister, he could be our triplet. “Actually,” he responded, “I am a triplet.”
With it being National Twin Day today, it seems fitting to acknowledge this unique trend among our Intern class. Below is a quick look at some of the summer 2018 Interns with their multiples. While our siblings aren’t interning with us, all of the Interns have become a Family.
Alyssa (right) and twin sister, Leah, (left) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Alyssa Comins, External Communication Intern – Communication & Outreach
Twin sister: Leah
Age difference: 20 minutes apart
Favorite part of having a twin: “Having a built-in best friend. Although, having two closets worth of clothes is a good perk, as well.”
Fun fact: “Leah and I are both involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters at our schools. Next year, we will both serve as chapter presidents. It has been fun to meet up in random cities for PRSSA conferences and events, since we’ve been apart at our respective colleges.”
Delaney (right) and twin sister, Devon, (left) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Delaney Sanders, Operational Communication Intern – Communication & Outreach
Twin sister: Devon
Age difference: Seven minutes apart
Favorite memory with your twin: “Surprising her at an LSU football game, where she attends school. I had her roommate film it, but we both cried so much that it was inaudible.”
Fun fact: “My dad taught us a trick when we were younger to make people think we can read each other’s mind. To this day, it works every time.”
Isabel (left) and twin sister, Irene, (right) in Detroit, Michigan.
Isabel Lien, Visual Communication Intern – Communication & Outreach
Twin sister: Irene
Age difference: Eight minutes apart
Thoughts on twin telepathy: “Well, of course we can read each other’s mind. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.”
Fun fact: “I have two older sisters (not including Irene), and it’s funny because we’re each following in one of their footsteps. Irene is going to medical school like the second oldest, Joan, and I’m a designer like the oldest sister, Jane.”
Katherine (left) and twin brother, Matthew, (right) at Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina.
Katherine Minarik, Aviation Technical Writing Intern – Technical Operations
Twin brother: Michael
Age difference: Two minutes apart
Favorite memory with your twin: “Growing up, my brother and I spent a lot of time outside. We lived in a very rural area with lots of farm land, so we spent a significant amount of time exploring and looking for cool things.”
Fun fact: “When we were babies, I learned to talk first and would always talk for Michael … so much so that he didn’t learn how to talk for a very long time.”
Alexander (left) and twin sister, Mikki, (right) in Florence, Italy.
Alexander Minton, Communications Measurement & Analytics Intern – Communication & Outreach
Twin sister: Mikki
Age difference: Two minutes apart
Family history of multiples: “Multiples surprisingly do not run in my family, so we must have been the ‘unicorns’ of the bunch.”
Fun fact: “The best part about being a twin is having someone to go through life with me at the same time, and learning from each other’s achievements and mistakes.”
Katie, his sister, (left), Mitchell (center), and Christi, his other sister, (right) in Boulder, Colorado.
Mitchell Sanders, Maintenance and Aircraft Performance Engineering Intern – Technical Operations
Triplet sisters: Katie and Christie
Age difference: One minute older than Katie, six minutes older than Christie
Collegiate destinations: “I attend Georgia Tech University in Atlanta. Katie attends John Hopkins University in Baltimore, , and Christie attends Vanderbilt University in Nashville.”
Fun fact: “One time, we sang acapella together for a talent show at a summer camp. I think we were 10. I remember really not wanting to do it, but my sisters convinced me, and it was fun.”
Corey (left) and his twin brother, Andrew, (right) in Dallas, Texas.
Corey Fuller, Labor Relations Analytics Intern – Labor Relations
Twin brother: Andrew
Age difference: One minute apart
Thoughts on twin telepathy: “No, we can’t read each other’s minds, but sometimes when we get asked a question, we’ll say the same thing at the same time, which freaks people out.”
Fun fact: “The best part of being a twin is having a built-in best friend to experience everything with.”
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