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The Citadel NCBI Leadership Team

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. Under the supervision of Julie Lipovsky, The Citadel built its training team and hosted its first workshop in the 2012-2013 academic year. Workshops continue to be offered as an open-invitation and to select groups. 

Get Involved

Opportunties to become part of the Citadel NCBI experience range from attending Citadel-hosted workshops to training through the Carolina Coaltion and National NCBI to leading on-campus workshops. 

After attending a Welcoming Diversity Workshop, consider these opportunities:

  • Student Club: NCBI Leadership for Leadership in Diversity/Respect (NCBI-LDR) a cadet club that is open to all SCCC students and meets regularly during the school year. 
  • NCBI Team is open to faculty, staff, administrators, CGC, and active duty military students including MECEPS. The team meets once a month during the fall and spring academic terms. 
  • The Training Team meetings are open to NCBI Team members who have completed the three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop and are scheduled as needed for management of the Citadel NCBI and preparing for workshops. 

Members of the NCBI Training Team are:


Shawn S. Edwards, Chief Diversity Officer
Todd Shealy, Office of the Associate Provost
Mary Ellen Huddleston, Health and Human Performance
Genelle Sawyer, Psychology
Katherine Skow-Obenaus, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Li Zhang, Mathematical Science
Eric Skinner, Corps of Cadets
Ijuana Gadsden, Undergraduate Research
Deirdre Ragan, Honors Program
Tracey Sigler, Management and Entrepreneurship
Amy Emm, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dana Richardson, Human Resources
Dimitra Michalaka, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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.

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