Alumni featured at upcoming diversity workshops

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Alumni featured at upcoming diversity workshops

Juan M. Izaguirre and Dr. Morgan McCain will lead fall workshops on supporting the diverse needs of students.
Juan M. Izaguirre and Dr. Morgan McCain will lead fall workshops on supporting the diverse needs of students.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is offering two fall workshops examining ways to support the diverse needs of students in and beyond the classroom.

Both workshops, which are designed for faculty and students, are free. Registration is not required. The workshops, sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services and First-Generation Nebraska, are Oct. 5 and 26.

Alumnus Juan M. Izaguirre will discuss “Retaining Students of Color at a Predominantly White Institution,” 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct 5 in the Kauffman Center Great Hall.

Izaguirre is associate director of the Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning at Florida Atlantic University. He has been in higher education for 15 years working in various capacities in multicultural affairs, admissions, and fraternity/sorority life.

He holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a doctoral student in educational leadership and research methodology at Florida Atlantic.

Izaguirre was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and raised in Lincoln.

The other talk, “A Conversation on Identity and Cross-Cultural Understanding,” will be led by alumna Dr. Morgan McCain. The presentation is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Nebraska Union, Georgian Suite.

McCain works at the University of Houston’s counseling and psychological services as a licensed psychologist and group coordinator. She has worked with college students for nearly a decade and has a passion for assisting individuals with marginalized identities.

At Nebraska, McCain participated in the McNair Scholars program, African Peoples’ Union, Melvin Jones Scholars Learning Community, Mortar Board National Honor Society, and served as president for the Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She also worked with the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy throughout the majority of her undergraduate and graduate tenure.

Refreshments will be provided at both workshops.

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