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Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs

Mission Statement
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to creating a Christ-centered, inclusive, and equitable environment encouraging all students to celebrate their heritage while also understanding, valuing, and embracing the cultural diversity of others.

Vision Statement
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides students the opportunity to engage their minds through multicultural programming, cross-cultural enlightenment, and leadership development helping them to become better Christian servant leaders within their culturally diverse communities.

Core Values

  • Christ-centered Commitment: Integrate Christian values within all programming and educational experiences.
  • Supportive Community: Support and encourage students of diverse cultures in leadership, cultural identity, self-identity, and career development.
  • Enlightenment: Enrich and develop cultural knowledge for all students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Faith: Through the integration of Christ-centered values, students will develop the ability to serve others of different cultures while also embracing their Christian faith.
  • Engagement: Through programming, education, and support, students will develop the knowledge and skills to succeed academically, culturally, and in lifelong endeavors.
  • Leadership: Students will develop the ability to become Christian servant leaders for their callings to God and humanity.
  • Community Involvement: Students will develop the ability to become active, productive, and vocal leaders within their culturally diverse communities.

Reporting: The Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs reports to the Vice President of Student Engagement.

Multicultural Events
Thursday, September 24, 2020
A Taste of Venezuela: Cooking with Stefany


Stefany Castanellano

Senior, Speech Communications

Hello everybody! My name is Stefany Castellano. I was born and raised in Venezuela and I moved to the United States five years ago. I’m a speech communications major with a minor in Religion. I’m currently a senior at ETBU hoping to graduate December 2020. My favorite things to do are to sing, read and to serve others.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Cooking with Chef Hardette Harris




Hardette Harris


As a private chef, Chef Harris has provided a number of services to private individuals, busy corporate VIPs and executives. “My love for home cooking and home cooks is my total inspiration,” said Chef Harris.  She is the owner of  Pure Louisiana Soul and has worked in Houston, San Antonio and now back in her native Louisiana.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
“Cultivating Personal Agency in African American College Females” by Dr. Tracey Burrell
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Dr. Tracey Burrell

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Preparation and Partnerships at LSU Shreveport

Dr. Tracey Burrell serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Preparation and Partnerships at LSU Shreveport. She is a graduate of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, where she received a BA in Journalism. It was an experience in her junior year of college that led her to become a teacher. Three years later, she enrolled in Alabama State’s graduate program where she received a Master’s of Secondary Education with a concentration in English Language Arts.

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Friday, October 30, 2020
A Conversation on Identity and Culture




Michael Ramon Hicks, Ed.D.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Michael Ramon Hicks is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, and is a graduate of Captain Shreve High School. Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and he holds a Master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He earned his Doctorate degree in Education Leadership from Louisiana Tech University in 2014. His research and expertise center on issues of leadership, justice and equity.

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Contact Information

Name/Title Division Phone
Angelita Jackson
Multicultural Affairs Coordinator
Student Engagement 903.923.2127 Send Message View Bio