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Building, promoting, and sustaining a culture of excellence delivered through helpfulness and by providing opportunities, maintaining mutual respect, and preserving a commitment to integrity.
For more information, please contact Alfreda Stroman,  Dean of Campus Diversity  stromana@sandhills.edu

SCC recognises Dr. Cynthia McDonald, the first African American Female instructor:

Diversity Inclusion Calendar Highlights

May Highlights

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Many of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.
  •  Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them as they enter their next stage of life.
  •  Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.
  • Mental Health Awareness Month (or Mental Health Month), which aims to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.

May 1: May Day signifying the beginning of summer.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This day celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, including parades and mariachi music performances.

May 6: National Day of Prayer, a day of observance in the United States when people are asked to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.”

May 9: Laylat al-Qadr, the holiest night of the year for Muslims, is traditionally celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan. It is known as the Night of Power and commemorates the night that the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

May 12-13 (sundown to sundown): Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutuba (sermon), and give Zakat al-Fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

May 16-18 (sundown to sundown): Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that has double significance. It marks the all-important wheat harvest in Israel and commemorates the anniversary of the day when God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai.

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a global celebration of sexual-orientation and gender diversities.

May 19: Birthday of Malcom X, a civil rights leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam.

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day set aside by the United Nations as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together in harmony.

May 31: Memorial Day in the United States, a federal holiday established to honor military veterans who died in wars fought by American forces.

Resources for May: https://www.diversityresources.com/workplace-diversity-and-mental-health/

Corona Virus – or Corona Bias? In uncertain times we need to make sure we are thinking more deeply about our reactions to those around us. Our short video helps to give us all a little nudge in an uncertain world, particularly in a working environment – office or remote.  Click here to view: The Corona Bias 

Ted Talk links on the Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom:

John Lewis

Bryan Stevenson

Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students:

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States | Fernanda Ponce | TEDxDeerfield

A Conversation About Growing Up Black

A Conversation With White People On Race

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias


SCC Diversity Committee Members 2020-2021
Associate Professor Madie Ash
Associate Dean Kimberly Blue
Professor Sarah Bumgarner
Faculty Secretary Dana Cuellar
Professor Matthew Dial
AVP Human Resources Wendy Dodson
VP Germaine Elkins
HR Specialist Marina Figueroa
Sociology Instructor
Dr. Maulin (Chris) Herring
Associate Professor Johnnerlyn Johnson
Professor Cathy Kruska
Dr. Celethia McMillian
Instructor Alex Patti
Associate Professor William "Bill" Pope
Professor Daniel Regalado
Instructor Sue Sheets
Professor Nevius Toney
Dean Julie Voigt
Professor Kim Wade
Associate Professor Wei Xiong
SCC Ethnic Race Demographics    
Count% of TotalCount% of Total
Am Ind1363%60.02
Asian531%1less than 1%
Foreign10less than 1%00
Hawaiin/Pac Isl8less than 1%00
Multi Races2034%00
Grand Total4588264
SCC Gender %    
Count% of TotalCount% of Total