Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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Ken Christmon

Ken is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and has been in the position for seven years. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Studies. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Earlham College in 1988 and Master's Degree from the University of Phoenix in 2003.

In 2006, Ken became the highest ranking African-American male administrator in the history of IPFW. Through sucessful grant writing, he yields the institution over one million dollars anually in external funding.

Ken is a native of Richmond, Indiana and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"All movement is not progress." -Dr. Charlie Nelms

Email: christmk@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6605

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Julie Creek

Julie is the Director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and has been in the position for one year. She began working at IPFW in January 2009 as the Coordinator of the Center for Women and Returning Adults.

Her past experience includes 25 years as a writer and editor for newspapers.

Julie has a Bachelor's Degree in English and Philosophy from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Master's Degree in Journalism from Indiana University- Bloomington. Her primary job is to help at risk non-traditional and first generation students cope with and overcome the academic and social challenges that threaten their ability to stay in school.

Julie is a native of Bloomington, Indiana and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Email: creekj@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-4140

 Alisa Shank

Alisa Shank

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

Stephany Alarcon

Stephany Alarcon

Stephany is the Program Assistant in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and has been in the position for three years. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. Stephany is the Advisor for the student organization, Hispanos Unidos. She has served on several campus committees and is on the board of the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana. She graduated from South Side High School in 2008.

Stephany is a native of Los Angeles, California and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." -EE Cummings

Email: alars01@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6608

Abigail Schnelker

Abigail Schnelker

Abigail is the Graduate Assiatant in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Currently, Abigail is working to complete her Master's Degree in Molecular Ecology under the advisement of Dr. Mark Jordan. She is scheduled to graduate in May of 2016 and aspires to become a Physician's Assistant.

She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Purdue University here at IPFW. As an undergraduate, she served as an Ambassadon, Orientation Assistant, and was named a Who's Who of College Students in 2011. During her undergraduate career, she contributed to the Animal Diversity Web Online Encyclopedia and Undergraduate Research for IPFW's Biology Department dissecting and prepping cadavers for the anatomy labs. Abigail graduated from North Side High School in 2008.

Abigail was born, raised, and is currently living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"We are all in the gutter, just some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

Email: schnar02@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6847

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Cicelle Beemon

Cicelle is the 21st Century Scholars Support Specialist through Ameri Corp Scholar Corp. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in General Studies with two minors in Communications and Human Services right here at IPFW. Cicelle is a part of the Allen County College and Career Coalition Success and National Society of Leadership and Success. She was the IPFW 2016 Homecoming Queen.

Cicelle is a native of Pomona, California and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"College is more than just earning a degree, this is the time to understand who you are and what you can contribute to the world." -Cicelle Beemon

Email: beemcd01@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6438

Diana Mejia-Bonilla

Diana is a student worker for the Office of Diversity & Multiultural Affairs and has also held another position within the university as an Orientation Assistant during the summer. Diana is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration in hopes of becoming a Hospital Administrator. She graduated from Snider High School in 2013 as an Academic Honors student and has then been a two-time recipient of the HLCNI (Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana) scholarship. Diana also serves as the secretary for the student organization, Hispanos Unidos, here on campus.

Diana is a native from San Salvador, El Salvador but currently resides in Fort Wayne, IN. 

"The expert in anything was once a beginner." - Helen Hayes 

Daniel Williams

Daniel is a student worker in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in General Studies and a TESOL Certificate for teaching English as a second language. Daniel has studied abroad in South Korea at the Anyang University, been an I-Chat partner, and is a three-time recipient of the Diversity Scholarship. He is currently Co-President of Club Seoul, an ESL conversation partner, International Peer Mentor, and the Design Corrdinator of Golden Burma (Burmese Club).

He graduated from Xenia High School in 2010.

Daniel is a native of Xenia, Ohio and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana for school.

"Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?" - Tim Burton

Daisy Cardenas

Daisy is currently a student worker in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. She has previously worked as an Orientation Assistant during the summer of 2015. Daisy is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration. Her goal is to eventually manage a non-for-profit or work for UNICEF. 

She graduated from South Side High School in 2014.

Daisy is a native from Michoacán, Mexico and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"You can never have too much sky." - Sandra Cisneros

Martin Rossman

Martin is currently a student worker in the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Constructional Engineering Technology. Martin served in the United States Marine Corps before attending IPFW. During his free time he enjoys playing soccer as a hobby at the Plex. 

Martin is a native from Greenville, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Hoy-Eh!" - Unknown.