The Voices of Equity Podcast is intended to engage the College and the larger community audiences in the work of the Equity for Students Team at Lorain County Community College.  Your co-hosts, Dr. Denise Douglas and Ms. Kionna McIntosh-Pharms share the equity stories of students and members of the Equity for Students Team and invite you to find your equity story in the story of others.

 
Episode 8

Episode 8

April 6, 2021

Interview with Karla Aleman

Former Dean of the Library and eLearning

 

Under the leadership of Karla Aleman, former Dean of the Library and eLearning, the Division helped the campus quickly transition teaching and learning to online/remote delivery during the Pandemic.  During this episode, Karla discusses the role of the library and how this quick transition to online/remote delivery exposed important concerns such as the digital divide.   

 

 

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Episode 7

Episode 7

March 23, 2021

Interview with Dr. Marcia Ballinger

President of Lorain County Community College

 

During this episode, Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President of Lorain County Community College shares some of the student stories that illustrate why she believes every students’ dream matters.  Dr. Ballinger also shares her own equity story, how it relates to her work and the next phase of equity work for the College. 

 

 

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Episode 6

Episode 6

March 22, 2021

 

Interview with Student Senate Leaders

Zarai Aquino and Danyelle Pavilack

Student Senate Leaders, Zarai Aquino (President) and Danyelle Pavilack (Executive Secretary) discuss why they chose to become involved with the Student Senate.  Zarai and Danyelle also share how they were personally impacted by COVID and how they worked to pivot the work of the Student Senate by sticking to their core values of listening to the student voice, equity and helping students stay connected to the campus community.

 

 

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Episode 5

Episode 5

February 17, 2021

 

Interview with Nikita Johnson

LCCC student and a 2021 Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholar

 

Nikita Johnson, LCCC student studying to be a social worker, was a student of the late Professor Aimee Dickinson.  Professor Dickinson encouraged Nikita to share her story with the Equity for Students Team.  In this episode Nikita discusses the challenges she has faced as a single mother and student during the pandemic.  Nikita Johnson was selected as a 2021 Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholar.

 

 

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Episode 4

Episode 4

February 3, 2021

 

Interview with Marisa Vernon White

Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Services

Maria Vernon White, Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Services discusses the impact of the pandemic on her personally and how her own experiences help her understand what our students might need during this time of crisis.  She also talks about the need to ask students about their needs and how her personal equity story impacts her leadership in student affairs. 

 

 

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Episode 3

Episode 3

January 21, 2021

 

Interview With Dr. Jonathan Dryden

Provost/VP for Academic Affairs & University Partnership

During this episode, Dr. Jonathan Dryden, Provost/VP for Academic Affairs & University Partnership, shares information on some of the critical equity milestones at LCCC as well as his personal equity story. 

 

 

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Episode 2 – What is Equity?

Episode 2 – What is Equity?

December 15, 2020

Have you ever wondered what people mean when they talk about equity? Your co-hosts, Dr. Denise Douglas and Ms. Kionna McIntosh-Pharms discuss the definition of equity including how LCCC defines equity and give examples from their own lives.

 

 

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Episode 1

Episode 1

December 1, 2020

Your co-hosts, Dr. Denise Douglas and Ms. Kionna McIntosh-Pharms introduce the launch of the Voices of Equity podcast and share with listeners what they can expect to learn about equity at Lorain County Community College. 

 

 

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