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UWFox Hosts 'Black History Month' Panel Discussion

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting a special “Black History Month Panel,” on Wednesday, February 23, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Panelists include Eugene Kane, columnist from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; Ed Williams, Director of Diversity for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation; and, Yvette Dunlap, Coordinator of Special Education Services for the Appleton Area School District. The discussion is being facilitated by Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Overseas Student Teaching at St. Norbert College.

The theme of the panel is, “Heritage and Horizons: The African-American Legacy and the Challenges of the 21st Century.

Kane is a native of Philadelphia, a graduate of Temple University, and is a former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University during 1992-93. He has won several national awards and local journalism awards for his regular metro columns in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel for nearly a decade. Beginning his career at the Milwaukee Journal, he worked as a general assignment reporter, feature writer, and columnist until that paper merged with the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1995.

Williams is originally from Oakland, CA, and graduated from the University of Houston. He is presently responsible for managing the corporate efforts impacting diversity. As an employee with 11 years of service with KC, he has held a number of positions in the corporation, including manufacturing leadership, recruiting and career development. Prior to joining KC, he served in the United States Air Force.

Dunlap earned her B.A. from Mundelein College near Chicago and completed her Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, a coordinator of Hearing Impaired Services, a high school Dean of Students, an elementary school principal, a high school Associate Principal, and is presently transitioning into the position of Assistant Superintendent of Students for the Appleton Area School District, serving as a Special Education Coordinator. She is actively involved in numerous Fox Cities community service programs in leadership roles.

Delano-Oriaran earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Savannah State College, going on to attain her Ph.D. from Penn State University.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public, with a limited amount of seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available on the west side of the Menasha campus. For more information, interested individuals can contact Jeff Kuepper, Student Activities Coordinator, at 832-2671 or e-mail jeff.kuepper@uwc.edu.

Posted on 2/22/2005