Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles: Pride – June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
Throughout the month of June, Viking celebrations and achievements continue to abound. Westchester Community College celebrates Pride Month with our LGBTQIQ+ community as part of our ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion. This commitment was recognized through our four-star rating in the national Campus Pride Index, the second highest score of any community college in the U.S., as well as our recent recognition as the 4th most affordable LGBTQIQ+ friendly institution in the country.
Pride celebrations this month will feature various special guests who provide words of wisdom and encouragement, historical insight, and a multitude of resources available to our college community. In case you miss any of these celebrations, be on the lookout for event recordings, along with information on other collaborative DEI efforts. In the meantime, here is an article that you can read about making the workplace more LGBTQ-friendly.
I hope you had opportunity last week to attend some of the Beacon Conference. This highly acclaimed showcase of scholarly talent by community college students from the Mid-Atlantic region challenges and extends student learning through research and presentation skills. Please join me in congratulating all our Westchester Community College Beacon Scholars and participating faculty and particularly the following students, who were named Panel Award Winners in their respective categories:
Mayel Levin. “Negotiating Hegemonic Portrayals of Race and Gender in Hollywood: A Cultural and Feminist Analysis of Waves.” Mentor: Dr. Ellen Kreger
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
Laura Balske. “What Some Scientists Don’t See When Looking at a Brain in Love.” Mentor: Dr. Dwight Goodyear
Kimani LaFond. “The Link Between Personality, Occupation, and Career Success.” Mentor: Dr. Kamil Hamaoui
There is an abundance of pride all around us. Thank you for contributing to the work that makes us all Viking proud!
Dr. Belinda S. Miles