To celebrate UNF’s 50th Anniversary, the Thomas G. Carpenter Library coordinated monthly speakers and panels to discuss different historic aspects of the University’s growth and development. Participants included representatives from the LGBTQ Center, Africana Studies program, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Institute of Environmental Research and Education, UNF Athletics Department, and faculty from the History Department and the Department of Economics and Geography. The speaker series was offered in a hybrid format so that attendees could choose to attend either in-person or virtually.
James W. Taylor and Brent Mai
“Environmental Research and Education at UNF.”
Presentation by James W. Taylor, Assistant Director, Institute of Environmental Research
Edythe M. Abdullah, Sheila Spivey, Wadeline Charles, Rosalyn Gilbert, Gabriella Marquez, Alexandra Schönning, and Shirley Webb
“Women's Voices: Five Women, Five Decades.”
A panel of five women sharing their personal experiences at UNF throughout the past 50 years. Panelists include: Wadeline Charles (UNF Alum 2017, Senior Accountant - Strategic Tax Accountants), Rosalyn Gilbert (Office Manager, UNF Office of Research and Sponsored Programs), Gabriella Marquez (UNF Student, President - UNF Latin American Student Organization), Dr. Alexandra Schonning (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering), and Shirley Webb (UNF Alum, Founding Director - UNF Women's Center) and will be moderated by Sheila Spivey (Associate Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion).
Felicia Bevel, Tru Leverette, Rodney Lawrence Hurst Sr., James Beasley, Adonnica Toler, Mia McNair, Ennis Davis, and Brent Mai
History Activated: Local Civil Rights Past and Present
A panel of local civil rights activists and historians co-moderated by Dr. Felicia Bevel (Assistant Professor, History) and Dr. Tru Leverette (Associate Professor, English). Panelists are Rodney L. Hurst, Sr., Dr. James Beasley (Associate Professor, English), Adonnica Toler, Mia McNair, and Ennis Davis.
Manny Velásquez-Paredes, Adriana Butler, Mateo Rogers, and Susan Swiatosz
Accountability and Leadership: What Can Organizations do to Help?
A panel of LGBTQ Center employees and customers moderated by Manny Velásquez-Paredes, director.
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