Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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Ken Christmon

Ken is the Chief Diversity Officer for Purdue Fort Wayne. 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

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 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

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Diana Mejia-Bonilla

Diana is the Program Coordinator 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 vice president 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 

Email: mejidm01@ipfw.edu

Phone: (260) 481-6608

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Cicelle Beemon

Cicelle is the Student Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Women and Returning Adults. She has earned a Bachelor's in General Studies with three Minors in Communications, Human Services, and Psychology from IPFW. Cicelle is a mother, member of the Allen County College and Career Coalition, Ameri Corp Scholars Corp Alumni, National Society of Leadership and IPFW's 2016 Homecoming Queen. 

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

"Understood that college is where you earn more just a degree, you earn more than just a degree, you earn a different perspective of this world." Cicelle Beemon

Email: beemcd01@ipfw.edu

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Hugo Alberto Mata Jr.

Hugo is a student worker in the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administation. 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. Hugo had been a recipient of the HLCNI (Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana) scholarship and is also the 2017 Homecoming King.  During his free time, Hugo likes listening to music, traveling, and photography.

Hugo is a native of McAllen, Texas and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment."

-Buddha

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Jordan Sanderson

Jordan is the Student Coordinator for Safe Zone for Students in the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs. He is working on a Bachelor's degree in Spanish with a Psychology minor and is expected to graduate in 2018. Jordan has been involved with the Queer Book Club, is Safe Zone Certified, has served as a student liaison to the LGBTQ Resource Center, and he is currently the President of student organization Hispanos Unidos. During his free time, Jordan enjoys playing tennis, reading, drawing, and painting.

Jordan is a native of Fremont, Indiana and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Not living in fear is a form of activism."