Diversity Workshop at Bluefield State, Monday, August 19

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 18 2002

Diversity Workshop at Bluefield State, Monday, August 19

Athens, W.Va. - All area college faculty are invited to attend a diversity workshop sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Bluefield State College.

The workshop will be held at the Tierney Conference Center, Dickenson Hall, Bluefield State College, Monday, August 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Workshop organizers will provide lunch and a stipend to all who attend. The workshop size is limited to 75 attendees so those who are interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Register for the workshop by calling Mr. Roderick Q. Neal, workshop coordinator,
at 1-304-327-4433.

Ms. Loretta A. Young, Associate Vice President for Development, Concord College, will be conducting the workshop. Mr. Neal will be assisting.

Ms. Young received her BA from West Virginia Wesleyan and her Master’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has headed up the College’s annual giving program since 1999. She served as West Virginia’s first equal employment opportunity director during Gaston Caperton’s administration.

“Ideally we would like to eliminate bias, stereotyping, and prejudice in the college community,” stated Ms. Young. “I look forward to working with college professors to develop ways to enhance our understanding of other cultures.”

“Our class attendees will gain an awareness of their own personal outlook toward discrimination, develop an understanding of core diversity, learn how to respect others and learn how to teach their students how to eliminate discrimination,” stated Mr. Neal.

Mr. Neal is an assistant professor of psychology at Bluefield State College where he has taught five years. He received his BA from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, and holds two Master’s degrees from Marshall University. He is currently a doctorial candidate at Virginia Tech.


Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Mr. Neal, 1-304-327-4433, if special accommodations are required for this workshop.