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NEWS RELEASE: Lansing Community College hosts Becoming VisibleCommunity partners unite to increase racial and ethnic diversity in healthcare

Michigan Business Network
November 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Lansing Community CollegeLANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College will host the 2019 Becoming Visible event, designed to increase racial and ethnic diversity in healthcare, especially among women of color in the Lansing metropolitan area.=

Over 150 students are expected Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. – noon at the Health and Human Services Building on LCC’s Downtown Campus. LCC is working in conjunction with community partners including, Michigan State University, Sparrow and McLaren Health Care Systems, and the Lansing School District to offer a series of hands-on workshops and mentoring from current health professions students.

“We are excited to host Becoming Visible this year,” said Ronda Miller, LCC Dean of Student Affairs. “The event is designed to engage and inspire young women of color to actively participate, explore and consider the various health care programs available at LCC and MSU. Increasing the number of women of color into our local healthcare system not only provides sustainable employment opportunities but also positively impacts families and our community.”

Last year’s event was a huge success and provided inspiration to 236 young women of color from the Lansing School District.

About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

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