Keith A. Reynolds
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, pastor of God’s Kingdom International Ministries Valerie Howard, LCCC men’s basketball and student success coach Martin Egglestein, CEO of Lorain 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.