The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) hired three new interns for the 1997-98 academic year. The position was recently expanded from 10 to 11 months, with the option to renew for an additional year.
Cara Joan Wick will be the new Community Co-ordinator for the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community. She is a recent graduate of Williams College, where she was involved with the lesbian, gay and bisexual community.
She was involved in many programs to increase the notice and recognition paid to the community.
Carmen Mitchell, OC'95, will be returning to Oberlin to be the new Community Co-ordinator for African-American students. After a year in New York and a year in Los Angeles, "She decided she wanted to come back to higher education before going on to get her graduate degree," said Ken Holmes, Associate Dean of Student Life and Services.
"I think she'll be great for the office and great for the students," said Brian Williams, the Community Co-ordinator for African-American students for the past year and OC'96.
Michelle Shim, a graduating senior, will stay in Oberlin to be the Community Coordinator for Asian-American students. While at Oberlin, Shim was a co-chair of the Oberlin Korean Students Association (OKSA) and was instrumental in planning the OKSA conference. "She has very strong leadership skills and she is highly respected," said Holmes.
Bautista will return next year, continuing in his current job as Community Co-ordinator for Latino students. Bautista will also be beginning graduate study at Bowling Green University.
Holmes explained that the position of Community Co-ordinator for the MRC is an internship that attracts people who are interested in working in higher education. The office of Student Life and Services has started calling the interns Community Coordinators, because, said Holmes, "It is an internship in the position of Community Co-ordinator."
They will now begin training and planning for the year in July instead of August.
Copyright © 1997, The Oberlin Review.
Volume 125, Number 25, May 23, 1997
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