We would like to congratulate several members of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion for their accomplishments, as follows:
Belinda Bryce, Director of RIT’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), will be presenting “The Extended First Year: Ensuring Success for Opportunity Students Transitioning to College” at the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Populations held in New Orleans from April 16-17, 2018. Previously, this session was presented at the HEOP Professional Organization Conference at Turning Stone and was also shared in a poster session at the Association of American Colleges & Universities conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tina Chapman DaCosta, Director of Diversity Theater, was invited to co-present with The Winters Group at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2018 Annual Conference in St. Paul, MN on April 10th. The workshop was entitled, “Bold, Inclusive Conversations ACTualized: Leveraging Diversity Theatre for Dialogue.”
Yulanda Florence, Program Assistant for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) participated in the 4th Annual Black Women’s Book Festival in Rochester on March 24, 2018. This year’s theme was “Black Women Authors & Poets: Our Words, Our Way with Soul!” and was hosted by the Rochester Genesee Valley Club in celebration of Women’s History Month. In addition, Yulanda’s first children’s book “Tyler Monroe No Basketball Pro” is anticipated to be released in early May 2018 and addresses the stereotypes children may face, in particular with boys of color.