2020 GlobalMindED
The Future of Work is Diverse, Inclusive, Just and Equitable

GlobalMindED closes the equity gap by creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline through connections to role models, mentors, internships for low-income students, returning adults, First Gen to college and inclusive leaders who teach them, work with them and hire them.
Today is First Generation to College Day! We salute First Gen Students, those who work with them, and those who want to hire them through our support and our networks. Our young, emerging leaders are the future of transformation and unity now, and in the years to come.
GlobalMindED works with these talented students in the following ways:
  • Our annual First Gen Leadership Program
  • Student Speak, with Every Learner Everywhere and the Equity Project
  • GlobalMindED Student Ambassadors
  • GlobalMindED Collaboratives supporting First Gen and Underrepresented Students on College Campuses
  • GlobalMindED Experience Network for First Gen
Recently, as a follow up to the Student Speak Report - Student Voices Informing Educational Strategies, our GlobalMindED Student Ambassadors conducted surveys with ten of their colleagues to take the pulse on Fall 2020 as these students are living through it. We will be sharing the results of those surveys in our daily newsletter in December. We hope you will join us to support these remarkable students by mentoring them, learning more about them and making a commitment to hire them as interns or employees once they graduate.
Rontavious Coley
I recently graduated with my Associate of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Highlands College and am now pursuing my Bachelor’s in Business with a focus on Supply Chain Logistics. I enjoy coaching youth basketball and mentoring kids in middle school. I actively assist with the minority male initiative at Georgia Highlands College that is dedicated to enrolling, retaining, and graduating men of color, called Brother 2 Brother.
Jessie Thompson
I am a second-year nursing major at Linfield University in Oregon. I identify as a a first generation college student. For the past five months, I have had the amazing opportunity to be a coordinator for Linfield’s First Scholars Program. I am also a biology tutor for the Learning Support Services department at Linfield. This last spring I joined my sorority Zeta Tau Alpha, and I am currently the Health & Wellness Chairman on ZTA’s Program’s Council. In my free time I love to hike, swim and surf!
Fabrizio Alvarez
"I'm the son of a Guatemalan mother and Mexican father. I enjoy playing various video game genres, playing soccer, going fishing or camping on occasion, and key lime pie. I am currently attending Moorpark College for my Associate's for transfer for Biotechnology to Call Poly Pomona to which I got accepted into already, and I believe that what makes me stand out as someone who should get an internship in this field is my ability to be a team player and communicate effectively. In Biotechnology, you will always be partnered with people you don't know very well so being able to communicate and work together despite that is what I believe helps one get accustomed to the industry a lot faster and with less stress."
Tomozia Graves
I have been selected to be an Ambassador for GlobalMindED/ Every Learner Everywhere this year. I attend Towson University; majoring in Communication Studies, minoring in Business Communications & Liberal Arts. I will graduate in Spring 2021. What makes me stand out for a job/internship/career is my willingness to continue working. I attended Harford Community College, achieving an associate degree, while also working two part-time jobs, continuing to be active in many activities as I could, while taking care of family. That drive has not changed but only grown. I have completed an internship over the summer 2020 at a mortgage company as a Marketing Assistant. My experience as an intern was very informative and has truly allowed me to grow and enhance in many skills. I have always had the love of creativity and learning, and marketing was a part of that. My supervisor saw my passion working towards my achievements, which then led to me being hired on as a Marketing Coordinator. For my career goal, I have hopes of working in a nonprofit organization. I have not only been a peer-mentor at my school, but I also, currently work as a Peer Advising Assistant at Harford Community College. So, I have had the experience of working with students and many more. Other than assisting students with scheduling and applying for graduation, I also give them tips from me personally being a student at HCC. Whether it’s the question of should one work while in school or how many classes one should take. I have experienced it all. I would love to be a mentor to others, spreading encouragement and telling/learning stories. I advocate for mental health awareness, as well as discussing topics on social issues, and sharing my personal experiences to help others.
Connor Sturgeon
This past spring, I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana, Magna Cum Laude, with a Social Work Bachelors and Psychology Minor. I am currently a Master of Social Work Student at Indiana University and working as a Graduate Supervisor for Residential Programs and Services. Next summer, I would be interested in programs or internships in the realm of Public Service, Government, macro-level Social Work, and potentially law experiences. I am considering returning to school post-masters and getting a JD. Once I decide to graduate, I would love to work as an advocate for equality and social justice, be that community organizing, advocacy, lobbying, up to working in politics of local to the federal government. A long-term goal would be to an advisor to congress/senate or hold one of those positions myself. In my roles as a GlobalMindED and Every Learner Everywhere Ambassador, I want to empower people by giving them a voice they did not realize they had. Allowing many to speak when they feel they have been silenced or ignored is empowering. It creates an opportunity for growth and even collaboration around the ideas of change and reform for all human beings.
Do not be afraid to challenge yourself continually. Continual growth is something that not only benefits yourself but through education and awareness, you help to share those ideas and create a collective strength in knowledge. Those who are educated cannot be silenced, and this is how we build a better future for ourselves and our world. We also cannot look at life through the idea of “how can I benefit?” The United States Constitution starts by saying, “We the People,” not “I the Individual.” Stepping back from that individualistic mindset will create an opportunity for change. That change cannot come from just I but much come from us.
Deitra Dunlap
I am a non-traditional Reconnect student at Motlow State Community College in McMinnville, Tennessee. I was a First Gen college student before changing my path to start a family. My children are now college graduates, and I have returned to school in pursuit of an Associate degree in Mass Communication. I plan to transfer to a university in middle Tennessee for a Bachelor’s degree and have plans to become an author.
Deandra Lee
I am a senior, majoring in social work at North Carolina Central University. I am a first generation college student from Rich Square, NC. My career goal is to become a clinical therapist for adolescents who suffer from mental health issues.
Aniceto Chavez
Aniceto is a junior at Eastern New Mexico University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He plans to continue his education with New Mexico Tech and his internship with Los Alamos National Laboratory. He hopes to inspire and assist his younger family and community members to pursue a higher education.
Emanuel Walker
"I came to this country as a refugee in 2004 with a single mother who raised me in the Denver/Aurora area. I struggled with social anxiety in high school. Later, I attended the Community College of Denver (CCD), where I heard about GlobalMindED. After our first day of workshops, I connected with Adrian Rosado, Rocio Perez, and Dr. Melinda Cain. During our Intercultural competence training, Melinda saw my scores from the personality tests we took and said that she saw something special in me. She recognized a devoted leader and revolutionary within me, which is something I never acknowledged myself. Then, Rocio helped me realize that energy is essential and my thoughts are powerful. She helped me own my story and fill the room with confidence and charisma. Adrian helped me learn how to network and be a connector. Before this event, I held no titles or awards or positions. After the conference, I was elected President of the National Society of Leadership and Success serving 1000+ members at CCD. I was awarded the New Outstanding Student Award and was the only black male to receive the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Rising Star Award that same year. Currently, I sit on the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. I chair the State Student Advisory Council representing over 137,000 students on the state and national level. I still talk to my friends from all over the world whom I met during the GlobalMindED conference. This experience gave me a different perspective on life and helped me tap into a version of myself I never knew existed. Everyone I met at the event aided me on my journey to success in a way unimaginable and unforgettable.."
Jules Joe
Jules is a student at Fort Lewis College majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Journalism and Multimedia Studies. He has plans to attend Graduate School in the future, and to build a career centered on learning the many different ways of being human.
Dominik MorningDove
I am currently attending Fort Lewis College, pursuing a degree in Psychology and Music with the intention to eventually become a Music Therapist.
I have a passion for learning all subjects, especially history, which drives me to think of solutions for the problems of today while avoiding the problems of the past.
Claudia Morales
Currently a sophomore at William Paterson University, her majors are MA/BS in Public Policy/ Political Science and Disability Studies. She is a proud EOF student and a student leader in her university, having held Vice President of the Judicial Review Board for the Student Government Association and Advocate General titles. She also played a crucial role in being one of the first groups of Ambassadors for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Cultural Center. She was one of two students representing the student body in the Freedom of Speech committee on her campus. Being a Disability Studies major, Claudia has volunteered her time to assist a swimming class for disabled children. As a first-generation student, Claudia understands the necessity and the urgency to advocate for minorities, including those that are left out of the conversation. She is continuously questioning policies and procedures and beginning meaningful conversations on her campus. Since high school, she has been an advocate for anti- discrimination, mental health, and immigration. She has continued her work, highlighting issues that single-handedly impact minorities and students in her college career. She likes to say she is a Jack-of-all-trades and loves being involved on campus as a student leader. During her free time, she likes to travel to broaden her horizons and experience different cultures. When she graduates, she hopes to begin her career in advocacy work.
Ethan Endres
I am a Computer Science major at Marshall University. I am also a member of First2 Network, and am a director of this organization. I plan to either become a video game developer or I want to help with cyber defense for a company, or the government.
Hannah Petronek
I am a Biochemistry major at West Virginia University. I plan to continue to pursue a career in higher academia while also participating in research. My undergraduate research currently consists of transgenic plant research! I take pride in being a first-generation student, and wish to be a voice for others.
Cece Rodgers
Hi, My name is Cece Rodgers and I currently attend Tougaloo College. I am originally from Moss Point, MS where I graduated from Moss Point High School. I am a Health & Rec major and I’m also a student athlete.
Jair Flores
Hello, my name is Jair Flores and I am currently a junior attending Colorado State University Pueblo. I am working on obtaining a bachelor’s degree of Science, as well as in Foreign Language. I plan on using my education to become a dentist. I believe the education I obtained thus far from CSU-P and my strong desire to succeed will help me one day become a dentist.
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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: African American College Presidents Share Realities Part II: Dr. Ryan Ross; Assoc. V. Chancellor Student Affairs, Equity, & Inclusion, Colorado Community College System moderates. Panelists include Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston President, Norfolk State University, Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite President, Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Annette Parker President, South Central College, Minnesota State, and Dr. Michael Torrence President, Motlow State College

Courageous Conversations: Catalyzing Change in Tech: COVID-Caused Tech Equity Hurdles Impacting Women and Underrepresented Populations: How Tech Can Close the Widened Divide in 2020 and Beyond: Suraya Yahaya Founder & CEO Khazana, Inc., Mike Hess Founder and CEO Blind Institute of Technology, Rama Moorthy Founder and CEO Hatha Systems, Rachel Manning Senior Sales Leader Google Cloud, Lisa Neal-Graves Candidate Douglas County Commissioner, Karen Worstell Founder and CEO WRiskGroup and Maria Lynne Dayton Global Technology Influencer, CXO Transterra Media

Courageous Conversations: Catalyzing Change in Health: Dr. Monique Butler; Chief Medical Officer, Swedish Medical Center, Samuel Yamoah, Jr.; Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Dr. Georges Benjamin; Executive Director, American Public Health Association, Dr. J. Nadine Gracia; Exec. Vice President & COO, Trust for America’s Health, Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller; CEO, Colorado Health Foundation, Dr. Pierre Theodore; VP Global External Innovation, Johnson & Johnson, and Dr. Elena Rios; President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association.

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Diverse College Presidents Talk About First 6 Weeks of School: Dr. Ryan Ross; Assoc. V. Chancellor Student Affairs, Equity, & Inclusion, Colorado Community College System moderates. Panelists include Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston President, Norfolk State University, Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite President, Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Annette Parker President, South Central College, Minnesota State, Dr. Miles Davis President, Linfield University, and Dr. Michael Torrence President, Motlow State College

Hispanic Language Heritage Language Assets for Career Preparedness: Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and GlobalMindED, moderated by Lorena Orozco McElwain; OELA, Panelists include: Carol Carter; GlobalMindED, Felícita Solá-Carter; Excellence in Government Program, Oscar Fraire; University of Colorado Denver student, Patty Lopez; Intel Corporation, and Adrian Rosado; Cultural Clarity Experience.

Hispanic Language Heritage: Retention of Heritage Culture and Language(s) US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and GlobalMindED, and panelists celegrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Lorena Orozco and Supreet Anand of OELA, Cristina Alfaro; San Diego State University, Luis Benitez; VF Corporation, Clotilde Dedecker; Circle of Women, Joe Garcia; Ohkay OwinghTribe, and Dr.Joel Comez; Center for Applied Logistics

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: A Conversation on Race, Isms, Justice, Moving Forward and the Role White People Need to Play: Ryan Ross; Associate Vice Chancellor: Student Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion, Colorado Community College System leads the conversation with Clifton Taulbert; President and CEO, Freemount Corporation and Roots Java Coffee, Javon Brame; Dean of Students, Arapahoe Community College, Chelsea Williams; Founder & CEO, College Code LLC, and Representative Leslie Herod; Legislator, Colorado General Assembly

Equity in Engineering Programs: Priming the STEM Pipeline During and After COVID-19: Dr. Dora Renaud, Sr. Director of Academic Programs & Professional Development, SHPE: Leading Hispanics in STEM, Melanie Suarez, Student, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Mechanical Engineering, Nicolas Valencia Diaz, Student, Florida International University, Biomedical Engineering, Sophia Plata, PhD Student, University of Southern California, Environmental Engineering

Create Engaging Learning Experiences Using Free and Low-Cost Online Resources: Presented by the NROC Project: Terri Rowenhorst, Director of Member Engagement, Dr. Angie Smajstria, Regional Membership Manager and Dr. Ahrash Bissell, President

K–12 Teaching Success During Covid: Insights From the Front Lines: Nadene Klein; Teacher and Educational Consultant, Douglas County School District, Kennan and Maddie; Students, Douglas County School District

Adventures in Teacher Leadership: How to Begin Your Journey from Teacher to Leader in Times of Covid-19: Rebecca Mieliwocki; Secondary Induction Coordinator, Burbank Unified School District, Katherine Bassett; CEO, Tall Poppy, LLC
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Native American Business Opportunities, Tribal Economic Development and Post-secondary Education/Workforce ParticipationJ.C. Whorton, Jr.; Consultant, Lecturer, Author and Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado Boulder, Don Kelin; President, Fox Professional Services, Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce, Matt Rantanen; Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Tribal Digital Village Network Initiative, and Melvin Monette; CEO, Indigenous Education, Inc.

Fortifying Native Students, Faculty and Communities During and After COVID-19: Ron Lessard (Mohawk); Acting Exec. Director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education leads panel including Diana Cournoyer; Oglala Sioux Tribe, Executive Director, National Indian Education Association, Michael Chamberlain; Special Assistant for Rural Outreach, US Department of Education, Carrie L. Billy; President & CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and features a performance by Ava Rose Johnson; Student and Musician, Native American Music Awards Winner

Western Governors Association’s Reimagining the Rural West/Available Resources for Rural Communities: J.C. Whorton, Jr.; Consultant, Lecturer, Author and Adjunct Faculty University of Colorado Boulder talks with Lauren DeNinno; Senior Policy Advisor Western Governors’ Association, and Chantal Unfug; Division Director, Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Rural Innovations in Education During COVID-19: Anne Trujillo; Anchor 7News, Denver moderates the panel which includes Tina Goar; Executive Director, San Luis Valley BOCES, Dr. Robert Mitchell; Asst. Professor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations, UCCS, Luis Murillo; Principal, Skoglund Middle School, and Samantha Yocam; Superintendent and Principal, Kim School District

Economic Development and related Socioeconomic Considerations in Rural America: J.C. Whorton, Jr.; Consultant, Lecturer, Author and Adjunct Faculty University of Colorado Boulder leads panel including Arvin Trujillo; CEO, Four Corners Economic Development, Inc., Marvin Leeth; Owner, Kanon Enterprises, and Karen Worstell; Founder, Mojo Maker.
Energy's Role in a Troubled Heartland
By J.C. Whorton

A unique and timely discussion of the challenging issues facing the country’s troubled Heartland.

Since the beginning of westward expansion into the Heartland’s vast regions, natural resource development has played a historic role in shaping its communities. Today, domestic oil and gas development offers one of the strongest prospects for the Heartland’s present and future prosperity as well as the nation’s re-emergence as a dominant player in the global energy economy.

The U.S. is now the world’s largest producer of crude oil and natural gas, two circumstances that are universally disrupting international geopolitical order. The earth has a finite supply of natural resources and a rapidly growing and over consuming population.

As America positions itself for a very uncertain and constantly evolving global marketplace, will the Heartland become America’s “great connector” or “great divide”?
About the Author
J.C. Whorton is a senior level energy and financial professional with over forty years of essential experience. Having a ranching and Native American heritage, Mr. Whorton is a strong advocate for rural education and economic development initiatives.

Listen here for an interview with Pam Newkirk, GlobalMindED speaker and author of Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion- Dollar Business.
GlobalMindED and the SDG Impact Fund are delighted to announce  GlobalMindED's Donor Advised Fund. 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Women's Declaration and Action Platform. Many from around the world are thinking of 2020 as the gateway to our most vital decade for delivering equity, the Sustainable Development Goals, and a world where all can thrive. Our key time for these outcomes is 2020-2030.

GlobalMindED DAF and the SDG Impact Fund are a powerful combined force for good as the 2019 year comes to a close and we reflect on the gratitude and the commitments we make to the causes we care most about. The DAF offers immense power and flexibility for giving prior to the year's end as you plant seeds of generous intention for 2020 and the decade ahead.

When you contribute to GlobalMindED, you support First Gen students. We have served more than 400 students by connecting them to role models, mentors, internships and jobs. Your generous support will allow us to take our work 10x and reach these talented students at scale who lack the resources and support we provide. Your support also helps teachers who can't afford the conference fees, faculty at colleges which are under resourced and students who persist at those universities despite food insecurity and/or housing insecurity.
Meet GlobalMindED Founder, Carol Carter as interviewed by Tim Moore on his podcast Success Made to Last: From Success to Significance

Listen to Part 1 of Carol's interview 
Listen to Part 2 of Carol's interview

Find out more about this and other podcasts at:  Success Made To Last
Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by TGR EDU: Explore, alone.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.
As you start the New Year, are you looking for ways to re-engineer your classroom culture? Check out Designing the Future: How Engineering Builds Creative Critical Thinking in the Classroom. The associated website has lots of activities, projects, and resources you can implement immediately. Our fall workshops using the book as a roadmap for change have been highly successful. Start designing the future today - try using the customized Study Guide for a book study in your PLC. Or contact ProjectEngin or Solution Tree to learn how you can bring professional development based on Ann's book to your school, district, or conference.
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