Links in a Chain
The Citadel's first direct experience with NCBI took place in the summer of 2011. Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz, a senior NCBI training team, presented the "Welcoming Diversity" workshop that is the mainstay of the program. Senior staff, Deans, Department Heads, the Commandant's Department, faculty members and frontline staff were all represented at this workshop. The response to the workshop was overwhelmingly positive and the college moved forward to develop its own team.
In February 2012, Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz returned to campus and provided a three-day "Train-the-Trainer" workshop. Eighteen members of the Citadel faculty and staff attended this in-depth session, and a group of these individuals make up our training team. A second "Train-the-Trainer" was held in collaboration with MUSC's NCBI team. Once again, Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz facilitated a wonderful learning experience. The following members of the team have completed a Train-the-Trainer and remain involved in the program.
There are a number of ways to participate in NCBI after attending a Welcoming Diversity Workshop.
Student Club: NCBI Leadership for Leadership in Diversity/Respect (NCBI-LDR) is open to all SCCC students.
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Capers 113.
NCBI Team is open to faculty, staff, administrators, CGC, and active duty military students including MECEPS.
The Training Team meetings are open to NCBI Team members who have completed the three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop.
Training meetings are every Wednesday from 2-3:30pm in Capers 103 (except on NCBI Team meetings days)
Members of the NCBI Training Team are:
Team Leader: Julie Lipovsky, Department of Psychology
Todd Shealy, Office of the Associate Provost
Mary Ellen Huddleston, Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science
Guy Ilagan, Zucker Family School of Education
Genelle Sawyer, Department of Psychology
Katherine Skow-Obenaus, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Christina Bowman, Department of History
Shawn S. Edwards, Chief Diversity Officer
Alison Smith, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Marina Lopez, Oral History
Bryan Dukes, Co-Director of Cadet Activites
Christine Elliott, Assistant Professor Library Science
Stanton Adams, Graphic Communications Specialist
Li Zhang, Professor of Mathematics
Robert Pickering, Director of Multicultural Student Services
Kendra Snipe, Training and Diversity Coordinator
Sylvia R. V. Williams, Grants Coordinator
Emilio J. Lopez-House, Graduate Student
Stone Goethe, Corps of Cadets
Ryan-Michael M. Schmitt, Corps of Cadets
Cliff Joseph, Corps of Cadets
Prentiss A. Walton, Corps of Cadets
The Citadel will provide additional Train-the-Trainer opportunities in the future for those who would like to get involved in the NCBI training program. To get started, consider attending a Welcoming Diversity workshop.
The group picture at left was taken at the "Train the Trainer" workshop held in October 2016.
Those pictured are: Alison T. Smith, Bryan Dukes, Julie Lipovsky, Genelle Sawyer, Ryan-Michael M. Schmitt, Emilio J. Lopez-House, Prentiss A. Walton, and Todd Shealy.