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Women’s faculty panel hosted by the Black Student Union celebrates women’s history month | Campus News

Women’s faculty panel hosted by the Black Student Union celebrates women’s history month | Campus News
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On Thursday, March 21, the Black Student Union at Orange Coast College hosted a women’s faculty panel celebrating Women’s History Month. The panelists include counselor Amanda Campbell, Executive Dean Dr. David Emerson, Professor Courtney Anderson, Director of Military and Contract Education Araba Mensah, Golden West College faculty member Tasha Chambliss, and EOPS counselor Angie Eke Amacker. 

To start, the women talked about experiences they had where they innovated in their field which included implementing transfer workshops that help first-generation college students like Campbell. 

By creating a curriculum that enforces that students are the ones who matter in class and their experiences are more important than a letter grade because it’s what they get out of the class, adapting communication studies in online education, and navigating and exploring the intersection between online communication and public speaking. 

Other challenges that faculty members navigated included downsizing for the military education program and incorporating principles of emotional practices into the classroom to create a supportive and motivating learning environment.

Also, by creating online courses that gave students resources to programs and scholarships as well as counseling students during the chaos, loss, and grief that resulted from the pandemic and the political and racial tensions that resulted from Black Lives Matter. 

BSU President Kendall Chrisman, the main organizer of the panel, wanted to showcase a panel of successful women of color who came from a wide range of backgrounds in academia at OCC. 

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“I felt that I definitely haven’t heard of a lot of events going on and I also wanted to utilize the fact that we have a lot of faculty members here that are women and that are very strong and very powerful and very efficient and successful in their field,” Chrisman said. 

Secretary of BSU Krystal Clark felt that as a woman she wished she had more leisure than the people around her and was not expected to push harder than her peers to be seen and recognized. 

“I hope that people got a more understanding of like the day-to-day or not like the day-to-day but like understanding of how black women feel and in the area they work,” Clark said. “Especially living in a county that’s not very populated with black people or African American people.” 

Director of Military and Contract Education Araba Mensah would like students to take the opportunity at college to explore their interests and know that it is a social experience of growth and development for students, especially black students. 

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“I hope the students recognize that the black staff, faculty, and managers are rooting for them and want them to succeed and want to be of support to the students and that what they have in their club is a deep community that can help them when they experience challenges and help them deal with ups and downs of being a student,” Mensah said.





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