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

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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.

 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

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

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

Andrea Bray

Andrea Bray

Andrea is a Student Worker in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management in hopes of furthering her education to receive a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Andrea has also held another position within the university as an Orientation Assistant during New Student Orientation. She received her Associates Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2010. Andrea graduated from South Side High School in 2008.

Her past experience includes working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is currently a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

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

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney

Diana Mejia Bonilla

Diana Mejia-Bonilla

Diana is a Student Worker for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, in hopes of becoming a Neonatal Nurse. Diana has also held another position within the university as an Orientation Assistant during New Student Orientation. Diana is a two-time recipient of the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana scholarship. She is also very involved in the leadership of the student organization, Hispanos Unidos.

She graduated from Snider High School in 2013.

Diana is a native from San Salvador, El Salvador and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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