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Six students and a staff member will attend the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Friday through Sunday in Lake Harmony, Pa. The conference is designed to develop skills and qualities needed by student leaders on college campuses.

“In its ongoing commitment to diversity, the conference also gives students the opportunity to participate in workshops that examine cross-cultural communication, interpersonal relations, building inclusive environments, and fostering cultural awareness among participants,” says Zakiyyah Freeda Haynesworth ’02 (Philadelphia, Pa.), president of ABC, which is cosponsoring the students’ attendance along with the Office of Intercultural Development.

Workshops topics will include “One Third of a Nation: Diversity and Leadership,” “Developing Intercultural Sensitivity for Effective Leadership,” and “Black & Latino Student Organizations: Remaining Relevant in the New Millennium.”

All of the students are members of the Association of Black Collegians and either Brothers of Lafayette or Nia, a multicultural women’s group. Carmen Hernandez, intern in the Office of Intercultural Development, will accompany them.

The following students are attending: Kristopher Carey ’04 (Montclair, N.J.), treasurer of Minority Scientists and Engineers and Aya, an African-American literary magazine, and a member of the track team; Janille Smith ’03 (Kingston, Jamaica), a peer counselor and a supervisor at Kirby Sports Center, and member of Lafayette African and Caribbean Students Association (LACSA) and the International Students Association; Erin McKan ’05 (Bowie, Md.), vice president of First-Year Class Council and member of the Field Hockey Club; Kristen Gibbons ’03 (Abington, Pa.), a student assistant in Career Services and member of the Neuroscience Society, LACSA, and the Creating Harmony and Necessary Cultural Equality living floor in Ramer Hall; Emefa Woananu ’03 (Trenton, N.J.), student coordinator for the intercultural development office and member of LACSA and the Lafayette Diversity Committee; and Ronald Hinton, Jr. ’03 (Paterson, N.J.), student coordinator for the intercultural development office, intramural sports event supervisor, admissions office student liaison, and member of Lafayette Activities Forum.

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