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Leadership Teams

Links in a Chain

The Citadel's first direct experience with NCBI took place in the summer of 2011. Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz, a senior NCBI training team, presented the "Welcoming Diversity" workshop that is the mainstay of the program. Senior staff, Deans, Department Heads, the Commandant's Department, faculty members and frontline staff were all represented at this workshop. The response to the workshop was overwhelmingly positive and the college moved forward to develop its own team.

In February 2012, Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz returned to campus and provided a three-day "Train-the-Trainer" workshop. Eighteen members of the Citadel faculty and staff attended this in-depth session, and a group of these individuals make up our training team. A second "Train-the-Trainer" was held in collaboration with MUSC's NCBI team. Once again, Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz facilitated a wonderful learning experience. The following members of the team have completed a Train-the-Trainer and remain involved in the program.

There are a number of ways to participate in NCBI after attending a Welcoming Diversity Workshop.

Student Club: NCBI Leadership for Leadership in Diversity/Respect (NCBI-LDR) is open to all SCCC students. 
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Capers 113. 

NCBI Team is open to faculty, staff, administrators, CGC, and active duty military students including MECEPS.

The Training Team meetings are open to NCBI Team members who have completed the three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop.  
Training meetings are every Wednesday from 2-3:30pm in Capers 103 (except on NCBI Team meetings days)

Members of the NCBI Training Team are:

Team Leader: Julie Lipovsky, Department of Psychology

Todd Shealy, Office of the Associate Provost

Mary Ellen Huddleston, Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science


Guy Ilagan, Zucker Family School of Education

Genelle Sawyer, Department of Psychology

Katherine Skow-Obenaus, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Christina Bowman, Department of History

Shawn S. Edwards, Chief Diversity Officer 

Alison Smith, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Marina Lopez, Oral History

Bryan Dukes, Co-Director of Cadet Activites 

Christine Elliott, Assistant Professor Library Science 

Stanton Adams, Graphic Communications Specialist 

Li Zhang, Professor of Mathematics 

Robert Pickering, Director of Multicultural Student Services

Kendra Snipe, Training and Diversity Coordinator 

Sylvia R. V. Williams, Grants Coordinator 

Emilio J. Lopez-House, Graduate Student 

Stone Goethe, Corps of Cadets 

Ryan-Michael M. Schmitt, Corps of Cadets

Cliff Joseph, Corps of Cadets

Prentiss A. Walton, Corps of Cadets 


The Citadel will provide additional Train-the-Trainer opportunities in the future for those who would like to get involved in the NCBI training program. To get started, consider attending a Welcoming Diversity workshop.


The group picture at left was taken at the "Train the Trainer" workshop held in October 2016.

Those pictured are:  Alison T. Smith, Bryan Dukes, Julie Lipovsky, Genelle Sawyer, Marina Lopez, Ryan-Michael M. Schmitt, Emilio J. Lopez-House, Prentiss A. Walton, and Todd Shealy.











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