UPDATE: “Sharing the Black Experience” panel postponed due to inclement weather; future date TBD

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请注意:由于天气恶劣,此事件已被推迟。请保持调整以确定未来的日期。

凯洛格社区学院的黑人历史月events and initiatives will open strong with a panel discussion featuring five prominent African American community leaders discussing their cultural experience.

小组讨论的标题为“分享黑人体验”,将从下午6:30至8点进行。2月3日,星期四,在KCC的Binda表演艺术中心,位于Battle Creek北大街450号的校园。本次活动是免费的,向公众开放。

小组成员包括KCC主席Adrien L. Bennings博士;演员/歌手Altamiece Cooper;教育工作者肯尼斯·T·杰克逊博士;西南密歇根州城市联盟总裁/首席执行官凯拉·华莱士(Kyra Wallace);和巴特尔克里克社区基金会发展官林恩·沃德·格雷(Lynn Ward Gray)。讨论将由KCC Workforce Solutions职业教练Tricia Griggs促进。

Moderator Griggs is currently working on a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership-Higher Education/Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. Giving back to the youth is near and dear to her heart. Bios for each panelist follow.

Dr. Adrien L. Bennings

凯洛格社区学院院长

Dr. Adrien L. Bennings currently leads Kellogg Community College as its sixth president. In January 2020, she became College’s first female president and its first black president to serve in this role. Bennings wears many hats, including co-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. As a co-chair of the EDI Committee, Bennings leads the charge to champion awareness and appreciation of diversity and encourages dialogue and collaboration across all lines of difference within our communities.

Altamiece Cooper

Actor/Singer

Altamiece Cooper是一位在Battle Creek长大的专业演员。她是湖景高中毕业生,并获得了西密歇根大学的音乐剧院表演学位。离开WMU后不久,她搬到了纽约市,并在2006年的百老汇音乐剧“ Rent”巡回演出中扮演了杰斐逊夫人的角色,杰斐逊夫人开始了她的职业表演生涯。此后,她在全国和加拿大的许多不同阶段都表演,并很幸运能够与许多其他才华横溢的舞台和电影演员分享这些阶段。最近,库珀被视为在巴特尔克里克交响乐团(Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra)的“伙计们和娃娃”音乐会中被视为尼斯利·约翰逊(Beicy Nicely Johnson),并且多年来多次与巴特尔克里克交响乐团(Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra)成为独奏者。

Cooper is extremely passionate about equity and inclusion in the arts for all people of color and especially Black and brown artists. She believes that the arts can change the world for the better.

肯尼斯·T·杰克逊博士

教育家

肯尼斯·T·杰克逊博士has a passion to help all children succeed. He is a 1971 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and a 2011 BCCHS Hall of Fame inductee. Jackson is also a Vietnam Era veteran and was a member of the United States Marine Corps Presidential Honor Guard for President Richard Nixon in Washington D.C. A state champion boys basketball coach and two-time Coach of the Year, Jackson is also a retired school superintendent, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and a Third-Degree Mason. Being labeled the “troubled black kid,” statistics say he was not supposed to be where he is today.

凯拉·华莱士(Kyra Wallace)

总裁/首席执行官,西南密歇根州城市联盟

凯拉·华莱士(Kyra Wallace)是密歇根州西南城市联盟的总裁兼首席执行官。华莱士(Wallace)领导非营利组织及其工作,以帮助非洲裔美国人和服务不足的社区中的其他组织实现其最高的真正社会均等,经济自我依赖,权力和公民权利。在成为总裁兼首席执行官之前,她在2006年加入后担任了该组织的各种职位。

华莱士在教育和非营利部门的整个教育和非营利部门中,都参加了许多部门的努力来增强这两者。她目前是巴特尔克里克公立学校教育委员会的副总裁;是NAACP的Battle Creek分会的执行委员会成员;并且是BC视觉指导委员会,人口卫生联盟,巴特尔克里克无家可归工作队,Delta Sigma Theta,Inc。的Battle Creek校友分会;以及Glory 2神部的领导团队。她被州长任命为州完整计数委员会任职。多年来,华莱士还曾在其他众多董事会和委员会任职。

华莱士拥有西密歇根大学教育大学的学士学位和硕士学位,也是一名认证的生活教练和企业家。华莱士与一个女儿和一个继子结婚。

Lynn Ward Gray

巴特尔克里克社区基金会发展官

Battle Creek本地人Lynn Ward Gray于2007年12月加入了Battle Creek社区基金会。作为开发官,Gray的职责集中在基金会的主要和计划的礼物上。她还担任巴特尔克里克公立学校教育基金会董事会的工作人员联络人,并且是卡尔霍恩县房地产计划委员会的成员。格雷还喜欢在Battle Creek的WFPM-LP 99.5 FM上担任基金会Horizo​​ns Radio计划的计划主管和主持人。

Gray was humbled and honored to serve five terms as a Battle Creek City Commissioner from November 2009 to November 2020, representing Ward 2 and serving as the city’s Vice Mayor from November 2014 to November 2015. She also ran a focused and inspiring campaign for mayor in 2020. Gray continues to serve her community as chapter president for the Battle Creek Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service sorority founded in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; as vice chair on the City of Battle Creek Planning Commission; and on a host of other boards, committees and commissions.

格雷与丈夫塞缪尔·A·格雷(Samuel A.

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