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 by Design Team and invite you to find your equity story in the story of others.

 
Keith Brown, Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Lead Title IX Coordinator

Keith Brown, Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Lead Title IX Coordinator

Season 2: Episode 5 – January 12, 2022

Keith Brown, Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Lead Title IX Coordinator, is an alumnus of LCCC and the University Partnership. Join us as he shares his personal story of a 22-year career at LCCC that started in Campus Security.  Learn how his interest in a law enforcement transitioned to a career in Human Resources. 

 

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Tim Bradley, Remote Production Director and Podcast Producer, Boom Radio (LCCC) 

Tim Bradley, Remote Production Director and Podcast Producer, Boom Radio (LCCC) 

Season 2: Episode 4 – November 30, 2021

In this episode of the Voices of Equity podcast we interview Timothy Bradley, Remote Production Director and Podcast Producer at Boom Radio, LCCC’s student radio station.  Tim is our amazing Producer for the Voices of Equity podcast.  He shares his personal story of how he transitioned from a member of a metal band to coming to LCCC to earn his Associates degree and work at Boom Radio.  Tim reflects on how he initially defined equity and how he looks at it today.

 

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Matthew Melvin, Boom Radio Station Manager

Matthew Melvin, Boom Radio Station Manager

Season 2: Episode 3 – November 9, 2021

In this episode of the Voices of Equity podcast, we interview Matthew Melvin, Station Manager and DJ at Boom Radio, LCCC’s student radio station. Melvin shares his passion for sports, how he became interested in a career in radio and the challenges he has faced around transportation as a member of the disabled community. Melvin’s story continues to highlight themes we hear often on the podcast; the importance of mentors and perseverance through challenges to realize one’s dream. 

 

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Jesse Day, Academic & Career Advising Professional

Jesse Day, Academic & Career Advising Professional

Season 2: Episode 2 – October 26, 2021

In this episode of the Voices of Equity podcast we interview Mr. Jesse Day, Academic & Career Advising Professional at LCCC. Day shares his passion for working with students and what he believes we can do to attract more male students.  His personal experience as a student illustrates the importance of advisors/mentors in the lives of students.    

 

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Victor Leandry, Executive Director, El Centro

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Victor Leandry, Executive Director, El Centro

Season 2, Episode 1 – October 12, 2021

The Voices of Equity podcast is pleased to share our interview with Victor Leandry, Executive Director of El Centro.  El Centro is a Latino non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to enhance the socio-economic status of the greater Lorain County community.  In this episode, Leandry shares information on the work of El Centro, a new exhibit at the Lorain Historical Society celebrating 100 years of Latino history and his more recent work with the law enforcement community.    

 

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Karla Aleman, Former Dean of the Library and eLearning (Part 2)

Karla Aleman, Former Dean of the Library and eLearning (Part 2)

Season 1, Episode 9 – April 20, 2021

In part 2 of our interview with Karla Aleman, former Dean of the Library and eLearning, we learn more about Karla’s personal equity story.  Karla’s story about how one individual made a difference for her in her learning journey is a reminder to us all, that one person can make a difference.  

 

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Karla Aleman, Former Dean of the Library and eLearning (Part 1)

Karla Aleman, Former Dean of the Library and eLearning (Part 1)

Season 1, Episode 8 – April 6, 2021

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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Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President of Lorain County Community College

Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President of Lorain County Community College

Season 1, Episode 7 – March 23, 2021

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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Student Senate Leaders Zarai Aquino and Danyelle Pavilack

Student Senate Leaders Zarai Aquino and Danyelle Pavilack

Season 1, Episode 6 – March 22, 2021

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

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

Season 1, Episode 5 – February 17, 2021

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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