Visioning Equity & Inclusion 

A quarterly newsletter from the Vice President

Diverse Learning Environments Survey

The Diverse Learning Environments Survey closed on April 28. I’m looking forward to working with Amanda Gebhardt-Fuentes to analyze the results and disseminate a summary of the analysis in the fall.

In the meantime, I’d like to thank the nearly 300 students who took the time to fill out the survey. A special Thank You to Marwan Cameron and his Steps to Success Students, who worked diligently every Monday afternoon to administer the survey to students. I would also like to thank faculty members who encouraged and even gave up class time so their students to take the survey. In addition to receiving the satisfaction that comes from contributing to institutional improvement, the survey completers were entered into a prize drawing, courtesy of the OC Foundation.

And now, for the winners… Drumroll, please.

One Quarter Tuition Waiver (Herbert Goodman Scholarship)

Launa Sorensen

One of Five $50.00 OC Bookstore Gift Cards

Seth Ryan Hoit
Tamara Younger
Baily M. Pond
Michael J. Langley
Teresa Dyan Gotchall

The Foundation Office is notifying the winners with information on how to redeem their awards. Congratulations!

Crossing the Sound Barrier –Deaf Comedian CJ Jones to Perform May 25

Olympic College and the OC American Sign Language (ASL) Club are hosting a performance by renowned Deaf entertainer CJ Jones on May 25 from 7–9 pm, at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Jones is an actor, writer, director, producer and comedian who’s been a touring cast member of a Tony Award-winning play; appeared in such television shows as NBC’s Frasier; and been showcased in “See What I’m Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary” (2009). His one-man show, “World’s Adventurist,” will combine stories about growing up Deaf and Black and his travels around the world. It will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with English interpretation. This event is free and everyone is welcome.  

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Washington State Commission on African American Affairs Public Meeting at OC – May 12

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The Washington State Commission on African American Affairs will hold a public Commission meeting on May 12, from 1–4 p.m., on the Bremerton Campus in the Bremer Student Center North/South Conference Room. All members of the public are welcome to attend.  

By law, the role of the Commission is “to examine and define issues pertaining to the rights and needs of African-Americans and make recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature and state agencies for changes in state programs and laws.” Led by Executive Director Edward Prince, it has a nine-member volunteer Commission Board appointed by the Governor and holds public meetings six times per year in various locations throughout the state.

See recent reports of the Commission:

2016 Creating an Equitable Future for Black Washingtonians
2017 Rising Voices 

Vice President for Equity & Inclusion

Cheryl Nuñez is Olympic College's first Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. She was hired in 2015 and is implementing a strategic diversity plan for the College. She is also the Title IX Coordinator, and oversees the Human Resources and Communications departments.

To learn more, visit the Olympic College Equity and Inclusion webpage.
Olympic College Office of Equity and Inclusion
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