MS Communications, 1999 and MS Higher Education and Policy Analysis, 2001, Fort Hays State University; doctoral candidate, Student Affairs in Higher Education. College of Education, Kansas State University. Thesis Topic: Multicultural STEM and Agriculture Students Retention and Persistence
Race, Ethnicity, Community Cultural Preservation, Multicultural Student Retention
AMETH 160 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies; AMETH 451 African American Perspectives; AMETH 460 Independent Study; AMETH 560 Gospel in the African American Culture; AMETH 560 Historic Nicodemus Kansas & Surrounding Communities ; EDCEP 851 Multicultural Advising
Coordinator of Multicultural Student Recruitment and Retention College of Arts and Sciences, Co-Principle Investigator Excelencia in Education Semillas WalMart grant.Coordinator Commerce Bank PresidentialFaculty/Staff and Student Awards; MLK Celebration Week; Advisor United Black Voices Gospel Choir; Advisor United Negro Women's Council; Diversity Trainer KSU Housing and Dining Resident Hall Directors; Research Mentor AMETH 499
After stopping to raise my family, I returned to school to complete my Masters. I reentered higher education after teaching elementary education for many years. I am a proud 4th generation descendant of Historic Nicodemus Kansas. I was co-coordinator of the Kansas Legislative and Nicodemus Community teams that created the Legislation presented by former Senator Bob Dole naming Nicodemus as a National Historic Site. President Clinton signed the bill into action on November 6, 1996. Two of my three children are graduates of Kansas State University. They have always brought me joy, however, September 9, 2009, I became the proud grandmother of Aspen Ella-Louis Holmes and now my joy is complete.