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Empowerment Brunch

Honoring University Women Who've Made a Difference for ALANA Students

The Multicultural Resource Center is hosting a brunch to honor women who support students. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 8, 2017) — University women who have worked to empower students of African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) heritage will be honored at a Women’s History Month brunch.

The brunch, set for 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 26 in the Campus Center Assembly Hall, is hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC).

“This event is meant to honor and celebrate the women at our institution — from the customer service staff to the women at the Office of the President — who have empowered ALANA students,” said Amberly Carter, the MRC’s program coordinator.

Nominations are being accepted through Friday through MyInvolvement. Any member of the University staff who has inspired or helped ALANA students at the University, or empowered them to move ahead is eligible to be honored.

“This is an important program because a lot of the times there are some unsung heroes that don’t get recognized for their hard work,” Carter said. “We want to celebrate the women who are behind the scenes doing important things.”

The MRC is working with the National Congress of Black Women, and Chloe Sumner, the Director of Gender and Sexuality concerns, Carter said.

MRC Graduate Intern Nikole Evereth and MRC Peer Educator Bibi Chaterpateah are helping out with the event. “It’s so exciting to be apart of this event and to be working with MRC because as a junior I haven’t witnessed anything like this before,” said Chaterpateah, a Biology major.

“We have been planning and promoting very heavily and have been accepting nominations for reward recipients,” said Evereth, a grad student in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy and Leadership.

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