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Get involved with DEI!

Multi-Cultural Alliance  

Club purpose will be to promote diversity, equity and inclusion on the Henderson Community College campus and services area through DEI events.  Many Faces. One Campus. Come Join.   

Initiative: Achieve & Mentor  

The purpose of the program was to help mitigate the retention rate of URM*** students enrolled at HCC. As African American and Underrepresented minorities students, you have your work cut out for you. Statistics and studies show that many of our African American and Underrepresented minorities students are struggling.   

We challenge you to commit to your education this year, keep pressing forward despite your most challenging circumstances, and show others just how much you can do when you are focused, determined, and committed to your education. As former students of community colleges, we can relate to some of the struggles and challenges you may face while attending college 

Statistics and studies show that many of our African American and Underrepresented minorities students are struggling.   

We challenge you to commit to your education this year, keep pressing forward despite your most challenging circumstances, and show others just how much you can do when you are focused, determined, and committed to your education. As former students of community colleges, we can relate to some of the struggles and challenges you may face while attending college 

***According to CPE (2017), “underrepresented minority (URM) are students who categorized themselves as a) Hispanic or Latino, b) American Indian or Alaska Native, c) Black or African American, d) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or e) Two or more Races” (p.3) 

Resource:  

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. (2017). 2018 progress report. Kentucky's progress toward postsecondary & adult education strategic agenda goals. Retrieved from http://cpe.ky.gov/data/reports/2018progressreport.pdf 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning Community  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Henderson Community College is defined by an open atmosphere that welcomes, celebrates and seeks to understand the cultural differences that exist between people. These differences include language, heritage, dress and traditions, as well as significant variations in the way societies organize themselves such as in their shared moral values and in the ways they interact with their environment. The Learning Community would assist the Coordinator to insure diversity in recruitment of students, staff and faculty at Henderson Community College.  

AY 2020-2021 

  • Chappell, Michelle (Chair)
  • Bolser, Elaina
  • Butler, Susan
  • Christen, Kathy
  • Cook, Dr. Monica
  • Jones, Mei
  • Kelly, Chardae
  • Maltby, Lorie
  • Parrillas, Edwin
  • Reidford, Jon
  • Waggoner, Dr. Reneau
  • Walker, Dana 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community  

The President's Community Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a committee of community leaders who reflect the diversity of the college s service area. This committee will assist the college in its effort to incorporate programs, services and activities that encompasses diversity among its constituencies. The Council meets to discuss multicultural issues and monitor the college's progress and efforts on cultural and global awareness.

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