By Jim Hague
The former Nicole Campbell and current Nicole Russo was sitting at her desk, serving the children of North Arlington’s Jefferson Elementary School, where she has been for the last two years, when she received a phone call from an old friend.
On the other end was Mark Corino, the athletic director at Caldwell College, where as Nicole Campbell, the former North Arlington High School standout was a fine softball player and a dominant women’s basketball player.
“It was so nice to hear his voice again,” said Russo, who graduated from Caldwell College in 1997. “I hadn’t heard from him in a while. I wondered what it was about, since he called me at work. Then he told me and all of a sudden, I was like flabbergasted.”