WST Lrn C: Dean Stephanie Ray & Dr. Aby Parsons

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    • Monday March 9, 2015
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Stein House/4th St. A, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
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Summary Sentence: Dean Stephanie Ray & Dr. Aby Parsons from Student Services will join us for dinner.

Full Summary: Stephanie Ray is the Associate Dean of Students/Director of Diversity Programs at Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech, Dean Ray helped to initiate Womens Awareness Week, which led to the creation of the Women's Resource Center and organized Georgia Tech's National Coalition Building Institute Diversity Training Team. Ray also created Disability and Diversity Week and Religious Awareness Week. Stephanie also advises the Diversity Forum and is the advisor to the newly created Speech and Debate Team. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she majored in history and speech communication. She obtained a masters degree in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education from the same institution.Dr. Aby Parsons joined Georgia Tech as the inaugural director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center in April 2014. She received her BA in American Studies and MRes in contemporary U.S. women’s literature from the University of Central Lancashire, and her PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.

Prior to becoming Director of the Resource Center, she worked with the Office of LGBT Life and the Office of Health Promotion at Emory, and volunteered extensively with the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and Georgia Equality. She has spent her entire career providing support, opportunities, and mentorship to students, from serving as a literacy educator and case worker in UK secondary schools to directing summer leadership programs for high school Girl Scouts in North Carolina and California. She writes on her website "Social justice, community service, and diversity are at the foundation of everything I do, so I am excited and honored to have a job where I can implement and practice these things every single day and where I can work with allies to create a safe and inclusive campus for people of all gender and sexual identities."

Dean Ray and Dr. Parsons will join the WST Learning Community for dinner and discussion about valuing community. If you are interested in how to improve organizations, you should attend and join the discussion.

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