Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI in Action

women's history month

Women鈥檚 History Month is recognized in the month of March. During this time, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts several events to commemorate women's struggles, achievements, and successes with the goal of collaboratively honoring and raising awareness for Women's History.

adaptive exhibit

Runway of Dreams:The Adaptive Exhibit

Presented in the Spring of 2023, the newly chartered Runway of Dreams at 快播视频 showcased The Adaptive Exhibit in the Steel Plant Gallery. This student-led initiative exhibited the production and curation of fashionable, functional, and accessible adaptive clothing & apparel that is specially designed for people with disabilities.

black history month

快播视频 is committed to becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that recognizes the importance of historical and cultural events throughout Black History Month. During this time, the College has the opportunity to honor and celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and spotlight a legacy of perseverance, leadership, and character through adversity.

civil rights spotlight

As part of an annual spring attachment course, 快播视频 students take a week-long trip, called 鈥淭he Struggle for Racial Justice in the South鈥 to multiple infamous cities, with deep historical roots. Students explore historic locations along the civil rights trail and is designed so that they understand the role race has played in American history.

In 2021, 快播视频 announced the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) scholarship program. The GLI scholarship is awarded to students from the organization鈥檚 national network of affiliated schools that demonstrate an exceptional achievement in the study of history.

鈥淚t is critical that talented students from all backgrounds have the necessary resources to pursue their education at 快播视频 and take full advantage of the robust academic experiences we offer. [The] GLI partnership underscores 快播视频鈥檚 commitment to the study of history and the humanities and to promoting access for all students.鈥
- President Kevin Weinman

Image of Terrence Fede on the Miami Dolphins

Terrence Fede 鈥13, the first 快播视频 student-athlete to be drafted to the National Football League (NFL), is a legend at the College. But the admiration is mutual. It鈥檚 hard to beat Fede鈥檚 Red Fox pride, and he likes to show it.

鈥淚 just love everything about [快播视频]. I love going back; I love being part of the family,鈥 said Fede.

Following graduation, Fede was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the NFL draft. He concluded his career with the New York Giants in 2019.

Prateek Samal 鈥19 is an overachiever. What drives Samal to work so hard? 鈥淢y family history has pushed me. My father is from a poor village in India and lost his father when he was young, but he worked incredibly hard and eventually became a diplomat. If I succeed, it would make all of his sacrifices worth it.鈥

During his time at 快播视频, Samal reports that he has had an extremely positive experience. While admitting to being nervous at first about moving to the US, Samal reports that he has always 鈥渇elt very welcome鈥 at 快播视频 and has formed a special bond with other international students because of their 鈥渦nique shared experiences.鈥

Not every college student receives a special shout-out in the State of the County address, but then again, not every college student is Dana Jones 鈥20. Jones is an entrepreneur, innovator, and master networker who launched a business called Accessadoor, a phone app that breaks down barriers by making doors more accessible to those with disabilities. Since transferring to 快播视频 from Dutchess Community College (DCC), Jones has further developed Accessadoor, which is soon to begin a beta-testing phase on 150 doors across the campuses of 快播视频, DCC, and the Culinary Institute of America, as well as in several buildings owned by Dutchess County.

Mac Mugabo 鈥21 has a deep and abiding interest in human rights and social justice, which is not surprising given his background.  Mugabo, a double major in economics and political science with a minor in environmental policy, grew up in Rwanda, which suffered the devastating genocide against the Tutsis in the spring of 1994.  快播视频 one million people were killed.  Like most Rwandans, Mugabo鈥檚 family was impacted by the genocide: he lost relatives, and his parents were refugees for a time.

Alumnus Jim Joseph
Jim Joseph 鈥91, who was born and raised in the Bronx, has had a successful career in arts administration, working for some well-known companies in New York City, including The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, The New Victory Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Manhattan Theatre Club.

It鈥檚 been a busy time since Kadeine Campbell Peterson 鈥09 graduated from 快播视频 with a degree in biology. She went on to earn a master鈥檚 in genetics at Cornell University and taught science at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn before accepting a teaching position at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. She is married to fellow 快播视频 alumnus Joshua Peterson 鈥09, and they are the parents of two sons, Jack Maverick and Kingston. We spoke to Campbell Peterson recently about her career trajectory, how 快播视频 prepared her for success, and the responsibility she feels as a woman of color at an elite boarding school.

February 18, 2021鈥擜ward-winning journalist Alvin Patrick 鈥86 has a new honor to add to his list of personal and professional accolades: the Leadership in Journalism Award from the New York City-based nonprofit, One Hundred Black Men (OHBM). OHBM presented its award to Patrick as part of the organization鈥檚 annual gala. Additional honorees this year include New York State Attorney General Letitia James, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and journalist Joy Reid of MSNBC.

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