Diversity Champions present at anti-bullying assembly

Diversity Champions present at anti-bullying assembly

On October 4, 2013, six members of the student group Diversity Champions accompanied by Dr. Derek Greenfield, director of Educational Equity and Inclusion, served as featured speakers for an anti-bullying assembly at Jefferson County Elementary School.

In front of a packed gymnasium of over 500 K-4 students, the Alcorn group performed a brief skit to illustrate the negative effects of bullying and shared their personal messages of inspiration.

“The experience was awesome,” said Christopher Cole, a sophomore computer science major from Waveland, Mississippi. “I really enjoyed connecting with the younger kids. We had a blast performing. I would love to do this again.”

Other participants included psychology majors Eniya Rowry, a sophomore from Magee, Mississippi, Rakeem Washington, a junior from Port Gibson, Mississippi, Louis Williams, a pre-pharmacy major from Kenner, Louisiana, Gerard Winters, an environmental biology major from Greenville, Mississippi, and Tony Innouvong, a graduate student from Seattle, Washington.

“As always, our Diversity Champions did a great job promoting the message of inclusion,” said Dr. Greenfield. “I had a great time speaking to the elementary school students who were so excited about learning to treat one another with respect.”

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Diversity Champions at the school.