Spring Hill College celebrates diversity with Communication Arts senior seminar project

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 3:45pm

MOBILE, Ala. – Students, alumni, faculty and staff members of Spring Hill College are invited to attend “When Worlds Collide: A Celebration of Diversity” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 in the LeBlanc Room located in the Student Center on the Spring Hill College campus.

Ten years before the 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commends Spring Hill College for integrating, Spring Hill encouraged diversity by becoming the first desegregated, higher learning institution in Alabama. To help celebrate the college’s ongoing welcoming of people from all walks of life, “When Worlds Collide: A Celebration of Diversity” will help students connect with the open-minded, caring individuals of all races, genders and economic backgrounds who have walked the campus of Spring Hill College before us.

Attendees will hear brief presentations by a student, a faculty member and an alumna who will share their thoughts and their experiences with diversity on and off of Spring Hill’s campus. Following  the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network, be inspired and get involved with campus groups and organizations. The program is designed to aid students, alumni, faculty and staff in stepping outside of their comfort zones and learning something new about different cultures and experiences of students that surround them. Light refreshments will be provided.

“When Worlds Collide: A Celebration of Diversity” is Communication Arts student Gabrielle Edgerson’s senior seminar project. For more information, contact: gmedgerson@email.shc.edu or (504) 206-5900.