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Student Equity is committed to raising awareness and understanding about marginalized and oppressed groups in both non-dominant and dominant cultures in understanding the needs of these groups while providing opportunities for actions and interactions.

We focus on educating in the areas of development and internalized oppression and promote a safe environment where people with different values and beliefs are treated with respect and dignity.

 

  • Vangie Beaver

    Administrative Assistant II

    I grew up in the Philippines and am a first-generation student. I hold a Master’s of Educational Technology (conflict management, health services leadership, and online teaching) and a Bachelor’s in Social Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Communication. I am pursuing my Doctorate in Communication and Leadership in higher education.

    According to my family, three-year-old Vangie would shimmy and shake whenever she heard Elvis Presley singing Blue Suede Shoes. “Any music with a rhythm would have me dancing and singing along with the music,” she said. “My dad was a jitterbug dancer and loved boogie woogie music. He taught all of his kids to dance. I dreamed of being a ballroom dancer.“

    I have been employed on campus for nearly 17 years. In my position of administrative assistant in the Student Equity Center, I  love interacting with students from different countries and backgrounds. My experience, “I thought I was already culturally competent, but every day there are new challenges and needs for information.”

    Functional Areas:

    I provide support to the Senior Coordinator for Student Equity and MLK staff Chairman.

    Ask me about:

    • Student Equity meeting space
    • Front Office
    • Administrative processes
    • Chicken Adobo and Lumpia Recipe

    I grew up in the Philippines and am a first-generation student. I hold a Master’s of Educational Technology (conflict management, health services leadership, and online teaching) and a Bachelor’s in Social Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Communication. I am pursuing my Doctorate in Communication and Leadership in higher education.

    According to my family, three-year-old Vangie would shimmy and shake whenever she heard Elvis Presley singing Blue Suede Shoes. “Any music with a rhythm would have me dancing and singing along with the music,” she said. “My dad was a jitterbug dancer and loved boogie woogie music. He taught all of his kids to dance. I dreamed of being a ballroom dancer.“

    I have been employed on campus for nearly 17 years. In my position of administrative assistant in the Student Equity Center, I  love interacting with students from different countries and backgrounds. My experience, “I thought I was already culturally competent, but every day there are new challenges and needs for information.”

    Functional Areas:

    I provide support to the Senior Coordinator for Student Equity and MLK staff Chairman.

    Ask me about:

    • Student Equity meeting space
    • Front Office
    • Administrative processes
    • Chicken Adobo and Lumpia Recipe