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COVID Vaccine Panel Discussion

COVID Vaccine Panel: Safety, Efficacy & Equity 

App State's Office of Intercultural Student Affairs and Office of Wellness and Prevention Services partnered with our colleagues at East Carolina University to present the...

COVID Vaccination Panel: Safety, Efficacy & Equity

Wednesday, March 3rd 2021

The panelists share insights based on their experiences and scientific knowledge. It was a great opportunity to hear about the COVID vaccine and issues for minoritized communities.

Panelists:

Dr. Cedric Bright, Associate Dean of Brody School Admissions

Dr. Keith Keene, Director Center for Health Disparities

Dr. Pamela Reis, Associate Professor College of Nursing

Dr. Rachel Roper, Associate Professor Microbiology & Immunology at Brody School of Medicine

Mar 18
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MLK Celebration 2021!

Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is one of the nation's greatest thinkers, distinguished writers, renowned orators, celebrated cultural critics, and most penetrating media commentators.  

The Georgetown sociology professor - who has also taught at Brown, UNC-Chapel Hill, Columbia, DePaul and the University of Pennsylvania - has twice won the prestigious NAACP Image Award, has won the American Book Award, and has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful Black Americans. 

A Virtual Event:  January 26th at 6 PM 

Registration Link: https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahfrNA4TkfsNQ9v

Jan 15
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 18, 2021

Jan 13
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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day!

Jan 13
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Sankofa Support Group. Join us virtually in our safe space for discussions and to share thoughts and concerns about our
 country's and community's political climate. Our living-room style conversation are open to all AppState members after each Presidential Debate.
Wed. Sept. 30, 5-6:30pm - Thurs. Oct. 8, 5-6:30pm - Fri. Oct. 16, 12-1:30pm - Fri. Oct. 23, 12-1:30pm - Wed. Nov. 4, 9 - 11am. Zoom info available from Marco Fonseca

Sankofa Support Group

The Office of Intercultural Student Affairs would like to support all our students by creating a safe space for all to discuss, navigate and share concerns and issues experienced and lived in 2020 through a series of virtual conversations through our Sankofa Support Group (SSG). SSG's purpose is to facilitate connection between people despite their differences, mitigate conflict and provide emotional support to students during what has proven to be a tumultuous and stressful year as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the civil unrest caused by continued social inequalities and injustices experienced by our marginalized communities, the rise of unemployment nationwide, the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election and more.  

Sep 18, 20
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Sellers joins App State’s Intercultural Student Affairs

Lamont A. Sellers has been named director of intercultural student affairs at Appalachian State University. He began his new role July 1.

Part of the Division of Student Affairs, Appalachian’s Intercultural Student Affairs (ISA) office provides mentoring, advocacy, community and identity affirmation for marginalized and underrepresented students. The office also offers opportunities such as the Diversity Lecture Series, Equity in Action conference, MLK Celebration and other events so that all Appalachian students can develop an appreciation for diversity and different perspectives, enhance their self-awareness, increase their multicultural knowledge and strengthen their intercultural competency.

Previously, Sellers was associate vice president for diversity at the University of South Dakota, where he led strategic diversity initiatives, policy and programs toward inclusive excellence and collaborated with other university units to develop and implement policies and training programs that promoted recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty and staff.

“We are excited to welcome Lamont to Appalachian and the Division of Student Affairs. Lamont brings a wealth of experience to our campus and community, and we are excited to have him as a part of our team,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs J.J. Brown.

“I am particularly excited about his skills in continuing to develop programs and services to help our students thrive. His experience in creating opportunities for leadership development, intergroup dialogue and enhanced teaching and learning will help our campus community in many ways,” Brown said.

Sellers describes himself as a student-centered, social justice educator. “I am excited to join App State and work with the amazing ISA team of professional staff members and students,” Sellers said.

By providing support, advocacy and leadership in ISA, Sellers said he is “committed to approaching each day with the passion to see our students thrive and succeed in a way that is culturally responsive and supportive of their diverse identities. Each of them comes to us with an amazing array of gifts, talents and abilities, and I’m humbled to assist them in the process of discovery and cultivation.”

Sellers earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Shaw University in Raleigh and taught high school mathematics before completing a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Denver and beginning his career in higher education.

He held positions related to diversity and inclusion and student support services at the University of Denver, Misericordia University and Regent University before joining the University of South Dakota in 2014. Prior to becoming the University of South Dakota’s senior diversity officer, he served as director of the university’s Center for Diversity and Community.

Sellers is completing his Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of South Dakota.

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