News Release
 
CONFERENCE TEACHES CULTURAL COMPETENCY  - 01/09/06 

Trinity students and faculty members joined more than 300 Christian students from around the world for the annual National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference at Wheaton College in Illinois November 10-12. The assembly of higher education participants spent three days examining what it means to live, study, and worship in a multicultural academic community.  

This year's conference theme, "Won to One," focused on Revelation 5: 9-10. Several breakout sessions at the event were led by Trinity students and faculty, including Eun Ahn (associate professor of finance and economics) with Genevieve Trieu '06; Nelvia Brady (director of ethnic diversity), Brad Breems (professor of sociology), and Felecia Thompson (director of community partnerships); Brad Breems with Ophelia Daniels '08 and Lionel Ndayishimiye '05; Trina Vallone (assistant professor of adult studies education) and MaryLynn Colosimo (associate professor of psychology) with Esther Holwerda '06.

"The NCMSLC has proven to be a great experience for our students, faculty, and staff every year," said Brian Carrier, associate dean for student development. "It is also beneficial for our community at large. I am particularly pleased that our students and faculty were able to present at this year's event." 

Campus leaders learned how to use their knowledge, talents, and experiences to be agents of change on their campuses, in their communities, and throughout the world. The conference provided students with skills to enhance their understanding of multicultural ideals, challenges, and realities, and explored the role of Christian students and institutions in the journey toward cultural competency. 


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