Celebrating Diversity

Multicultural Engagement Mission

Contact: Syeeda Echols,
Director of Multicultural Engagement


The mission of Multicultural Engagement is to increase cultural awareness and promote an anti-racist environment through positive representation of cultures, heritage month celebrations, open dialogue, interdepartmental collaborations, and community partnerships.

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Multicultural Calendar of Events

Fall 2021

August: International Student Welcome

September 10: Block Party

October 5: Hispanic Heritage Day

November 18: Native American Month Celebration

November 15-19: International Education Week

Spring 2021

January: MLK Celebration

February: Black History Month Artist Series with Music Theatre & Dance

March: Women’s History Month Celebration

April: AAPI Celebration

Diversity Leadership Council

Below are the members of the Diversity Leadership Council:

  • Syeeda Echols – Co-chair
  • Kassia Wagoner – Co-chair
  • Jerry Smartt
  • Aaron Krone
  • Taylor Rains
  • Rob Ramseyer 
  • Tor Wynn
  • Ken Stoltzfus
  • Ramon Emmart
  • Luke Stehr
  • Moses Rumano
  • Nichole Wynn
  • Kelley Williams