I sincerely appreciate everyone who attended the Inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Day at Pittsburgh Technical College. February 15thmarked my second anniversary at the college, and I am grateful and humbled by the enormous showing of employer partners, friends, colleagues, and students.
To our employer partners and individual sponsors, Vibrant Pittsburgh, JobAdvertising.com, Range Resources, NAACP Branch #26AB-B, BAYADA Home Health Care, Astor Business Centers, Gretchen Gardner, Dr. Angelica Perez, MA, DPA, Cymone Bronaugh, your support in this critical initiative truly means a lot. Addressing disruptive behavior around DEI is crucial in creating a safe and inclusive work environment. By sponsoring DEI day, you are sending a clear message that you value all your employees’ diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Your commitment benefits our students, faculty, and staff. It contributes to our ability to provide diversity, equity, and inclusion training to be an institution and employer of choice recognized for its authentic, not aspirational, culture.
Thank you, Adrienne Woodard, for an insightful and pointed discussion on Hiding in Plain Sight: Disrupters of DEI Efforts. To those who participated, Shawn Fellner, Brenda Psotka, Michael Russell, Shane McGarvey, Stephanie Svilar, Ed.D., LPC, NCC ,Jaclyn Smith, Crystal Wamalwa, Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D., and to Pamela Collier, Special Assistant, Office of the Mayor, we appreciate the proclamation on behalf of @Mayor Ed Gainey recognizing February 15th as Pittsburgh Technical College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Day.
Special thanks to Lindsay Seal, SPHR, Sherry Bufalini for assisting with food set up. Shout out to CobblerWorld for the delicious cookies. I hope before guests ate them; they saw the Black History Month acknowledgement.
We look forward to hosting more events at our beautiful campus. To learn more about PTC’s commitment to DEI: https://lnkd.in/e-6UB378
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CHIEF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION OFFICER