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Are you looking for professional development opportunities and student leadership training? We invite you to join the national Association for Black Culture Centers. With headquarters at Northern Illinois University, we're the only national organization for African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American and multiculture centers as well as community colleges. Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have historical and contemporary connections with Africana people. As a member of our organization, we'll offer you the guidance and resources to promote authentic integration on your campus by building connections among ethnic groups and increasing understanding of their history and culture.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC). As director of the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, ABCC supplies a plethora of resources. In its 25 years of service, ABCC has provided a quarter of a century of action toward the continual advancement and survival for many cultural centers. I am glad we have a resource so replete with information.
The Association for Black Culture Centers and the Hale Black Cultural Center both celebrate 25 years of accomplishments. Without ABCC paving the way for high standards in cultural competencies in our centers, we would have a hodgepodge of random theories to define our Centers’ existence. Thank you both ABCC and executive director and founder, Dr. Fred L. Hord, for your vision.
Larry Williamson, Director
The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
Ohio State University
The Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) provides an opportunity for me to connect with colleagues from across the country who are devoted to the success of students of color in higher education. As a result of my participation, I have been able to share ideas, ask questions and benchmark with other cultural center professionals.
ABCC has enabled me to position myself as an expert in the field and be a resource to others. ABCC has been an invaluable resource for the Purdue Black Cultural Center. We have developed exemplary programs utilizing the ABCC Speakers Bureau, successfully recruited professional staff members via the job bank and published articles in the ABCC newsletter on a consistent basis.
Renee A. Thomas, Director
Purdue University Black Cultural Center
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