Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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JULIE CREEK (DIRECTOR) A Bloomington native, Julie has a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN and a Master’s in Journalism from Indiana University – Bloomington. A former print journalist with long experience in education writing, she came to IPFW in 2009 as the coordinator for the Center for Women and Returning Adults. She has been in her current position since July, 2014

Email: creekj@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-4140

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 ODMA(Alisa)

ALISA SHANK (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR): Alisa is the Assistant Director in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. She obtained a Business Degree from Trine University, as well as her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Alisa is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Her past experience includes work as a Fort Wayne Police Officer and Detective, Chair of the Criminal Justice Program at ITT, and Social Work at the Department of Child Services for the State of Indiana. Alisa was born, raised, and is currently living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

Email: shanka@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-0134

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DIANA MEJIA BONILLA (PROGRAM ASSISTANT): Diana joined the ODMA professional staff as a program assistant in April 2017, after two years as a student worker in ODMA. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, with plans to become a hospital administrator. A native of San Salvador, El Salvador, she graduated from Snider High School in 2013 with an Academic Honors diploma. She was a two-time recipient of the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana Scholarship. Diana also serves as the vice president of the Hispanos Unidos student organization at IPFW.

Email: mejidm01@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6608

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ODMA(Cicelle)

CICELLE BEEMON (STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR – CENTER FOR WOMEN AND RETURNING ADULTS): A native of Pomona, CA, Cicelle has a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies, with minors in Communication and Human Services from IPFW. She joined the ODMA staff in 2013 as the 21st Century Scholars Support Specialist through AmeriCorps Scholar Corps, and has been the Student Outreach Coordinator in the Center for Women and Returning Adults since July 2017. She is a member of the Allen County College and Career Coalition Success and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She was elected IPFW’s Homecoming Queen in 2016.

Email: beemcd01@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6028

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Student Staff

ODMa(Morgan)

MORGAN BANKS: Morgan is a student worker in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. She is a junior pursuing a degree in Biology. Morgan is currently the President of the Black Student Union here on IPFW's Campus. She enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and coloring in her free time. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

LUIS CAMARGO: Luis works in the ODMA office. A native of Guanajuato, Mexico, and currently living in Syracuse, Luis a junior, studying Spanish education. After graduation, he hopes to teach in a public high school in Indiana, and coach soccer. Eventually, he hopes to earn a master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics and teach at an Indiana public university. In his free time, Luis plays soccer, watches movies, hangs out with his friends, and… sometimes runs. “One of the things that I love about working at the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is that I get to be part of the cultural events that we organize.”.

ODMA(Kayla)

KAYLA FRICK: Kayla has been a co-coordinator of Being First since Fall, 2016. A graduate of Sidney High School in Sidney, OH, she is a sophomore majoring in Information Technology. In addition to her work with Being First, she took the lead in redesigning and converting the CWRA and ODMA websites. She is active in the Trio Club and IPFW Campus Ministry.

ODMA(Hugo)

HUGO ALBERTO MATA JR.: A student worker in ODMA, Hugo is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration. Hugo was a part of the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference in 2016, is Safe Zone certified, has been a student liaison to the LGBTQ Resource Center, and is currently an officer of Hispanos Unidos. He was crowned the 2017 IPFW Homecoming King, and was a recipient of the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana Scholarship. A native of McAllen, TX, Hugo likes listening to music, traveling, photography, and exploring.

HAJER MOHAMED: Hajer has been a co-coordinator for Being First since Fall 2014. A native of Yemen, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at IPFW. During her time has a co-coordinator, she has planned and scheduled events that support First Generation students. Previously, she has volunteered in her community, including assisting in an animal shelter and volunteering in a nursing home

ODMA(Emily2)

EMILY ROMAN: Emily is a student worker in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. A native of Decatur, IN, she is pursuing her bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in languages and is receiving her certificate to teach English as a second language. She is expected to graduate in 2017. Emily was a member of IPFW's track and field team for three years and a captain for two of the years. Additionally, Emily coaches youth and high school volleyball. She is a member of Hispanos Unidos, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and SALT (Student-Athlete Leadership Team.) In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, traveling, and playing the ukelele.

ODMA(Jordan)

.JORDAN SANDERSON: Jordan is the student coordinator for Safe Zone for Students. He is working on bachelor's degrees in both Spanish and Psychology. Jordan is Safe Zone- certified, runs the Queer Book Club, has served as a student liaison to the LGBTQ Resource Center, and is currently president of Hispanos Unidos. He received the IPFW Commitment to Diversity award in 2017. A native of Fremont, IN, Jordan enjoys playing tennis, reading, drawing, and painting.