Author Archives: Lawanna Duran


Before Joe and Kamala, There Were Ski and Linnie

by Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College – Harrisburg, PA
When I look at U.S. President Joe Biden, a white man, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, a Black, Asian-American woman, I see a familiar dynamic. No, this article is not about politics. Yes, this article is about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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It’s Looking To Be a Spectacular Year for NCMPR

by James Walters – NCMPR National Office – Bellingham, WA
NCMPR is in the midst of its 2021-22 membership drive, and if you’ve already re-upped your membership, thank you! If you haven’t, I wanted to remind you of some of the incredible NCMPR resources, materials and content we’ve created specifically for you, the two-year college marketer.

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A Suggested Update to Your College’s Style: Let “They” Be Singular Whenever

by Jaclyn Y. Garver – NCMPR National Office – Fort Wayne, IN
While using “they” as a singular word is certainly not new, admittedly it was a tough switch to get used to. What I had to teach my brain was that grammar rules won’t ever be as important as the acknowledgment of another person’s humanity and sense of self.

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