Jaclyn Smith and I attended the PCHE BIPOC New Faculty & Staff Welcome & Reception at Chatham University. It was a great opportunity to network with other colleges and universities. Thank you, Karina Chavez, Dr. David Finegold, President and all the participants for making it a memorable event.
Safety is one of the five values of the DEI office. I was told that despite communication regarding the importance of wearing badges, employees perceive they are exempt and give some of our officer’s problems when asked to wear their badges or have them visible. We cannot have certain freedoms without the responsibility that comes with them. There is a reason public safety communicates the importance of wearing and displaying an ID.
We must lead by example and demonstrate to our students that we adhere to policies and procedures to protect our physical safety. When an officer asks you to wear your badge, apologize and comply with the request. Signage is all over the campus, reminding us to wear them, so a gentle reminder should not offend or agitate you. Let’s show a little grace and humility and allow the safety officers to do their jobs.
Do your part to keep PTC safe. Wear your badge!
PTC hosted the Q4 Pittsburgh Diversity Council Chapter meeting, Tuesday, October 18th. The topic was Allyship: “I’d like to solve the puzzle”: Allyship presented by Dr. Paul Spradley, VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Dollar Bank). Thank you, Haleigh McDonald, Business Development and Event Programmer (National Diversity Council) for coordinating the event. Special thanks to the students, faculty, and staff for attending the event and supporting DEI at PTC.
We look forward to hosting future events.
Thanks to our students, staff, and faculty for supporting the DEI event.
Cultural Competence & Workplace Diversity Training Shout out!!
Congratulations to the Graphic Design students who completed the Cultural Competence & Workplace Diversity training. Thank you, Alicia Cerullo for your commitment to expanding access to our students as they prepare to enter the workforce.
From left to right:
Nathan Lambert, Emma Kuzminsky, Rohmen Alford, Bobby Walker, Chad Pollock
Instructor Alicia Cerullo
Thank you Mark Bellemare for allowing me the opportunity to complete the training with Troy Cook, Hannah Easterday, Justin Gaines, Mary Glaze, Arrianna Guitierrez, Brett Jarnagin, Logan McCarthy, Tyler Myers, Jason Rutter Cassandra Vaughn, and Justin, Wenger.
Kudos to Dave Becker, and Chance Georgetti for welcoming me to visit your Step classes to introduce myself and share information on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Faculty: If you are interested in your classes completing the course, please email me at Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello PTC Community,
We are pleased to announce that the Testing Center in Room 604B will be open to students who are approved for testing accommodations beginning in the October quarter! Currently, the Testing Center is used for Accuplacer Testing. This will continue, but now students who are approved for a quiet testing area may report to the Testing Center for exams.
Students will report to the classroom and receive directions from the instructor before reporting to the Testing Center. The Testing Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9am until 4pm and on Friday from 9am until 3pm.
Updated information about students approved for accommodations will be coming out prior to the start of classes. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Testing center staff:
Sloan Spinks – Director: email@example.com
Lisa Michaux – Proctor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear PTC Community,
We are excited to announce a change to the back of Student ID cards: they will now include a QR code that links students to the Health & Wellness Center webpage where students can book appointments for both health and counseling services.
We hope that by making booking appointments easier and more efficient, it will encourage students to utilize the resources on campus to improve their overall wellness and ultimately bolster success in the classroom.
Find more resources to start the year strong in the Mental Health Resource Center
Dr. Stephanie Svilar
Dean of Counseling & Student Development
Health & Wellness Center, Keystone Hall #103
Students: Use your PTC email address to
Schedule a Meeting
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