The office of Student Life welcomed a panel of guests to discuss the topic of building the next generation of leaders by overcoming the stereotypes and obstacles.

The office of Student Life welcomed a panel of guests Feb. 25 to discuss the topic of building the next generation of leaders by overcoming the stereotypes and obstacles.

Keith A. Reynolds
Editor-in-Chief

The CC building was filled with inspiration, food, and balloons on Feb. 25 as Student Life hosted a Black History Month Celebration.

The celebration included readings from prominent African American authors, a light lunch, and a panel made up of Lorain County Community College staff and African American community leaders. Kionna McIntosh, of enrollment services, acted as the mistress of ceremonies.

The panel consisted of McIntosh, ┬ápastor of God’s Kingdom International Ministries Valerie Howard, LCCC men’s basketball and student success coach Martin Egglestein, CEO of┬áLorain County Urban League Frank Whitfield, LCCC student success coach Jesse Day, and the president and CEO of The Starts Within Organization Carlos Christian. Each shared stories of their journey to where they are today, and attempted to inspire the students in attendance, of all races, to overcome their own obstacles.