Diversity & Global Education Committee
November 3, 2010
A meeting of the Diversity & Global Education Committee was held on 11-3-10 at
the La Fogata Restaurant from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The following members were present: Gerald Daniel (Chair), Lisa Daniels (Vice -
Chair), Lillian Happney, Steve McCrimmons, Shahpour Dowlatshahi, T-Ere
Jefferson (SGA Rep), Roger Dostall (Resource Person) and Janis Holden-
Toruno (Resource Person)
The following members were absent: Bryon Smith (Secretary), Victor Robinson,
Claudia Bretz, Tim Peppers
No minutes were available from the initial meeting for the year. Officers had been
elected and the names were forwarded to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Gerald Daniel distributed the Diversity & Global Education Committee charter to
all members by email and paper copies to all members in attendance. Each point
of the charter was covered with particular emphasis placed on items “b” and “e”
which pertain to Global education.
Gerald Daniel distributed copies of the 2009-10 End-of-year report for review and
as a reference.
Gerald Daniel gave a report on the IPES Conference (Prime Minister’s Initiative
for International Education) held at Davidson County Community College Oct. 4-
5, 2010. The conference focused on the development of an International
Passport to Enterprise Skills. This initiative is being developed in partnership with
several United Kingdom colleges and colleges from the NCCCS. FTCC faculty
members Cindy Burns and Susan Hawkins provided two presentations at the
conference. A representative from FTCC will travel to the UK in the spring to
present to the UK member colleges. The British Prime Minister’s Office will cover
Roger Dostall reported on his attendance at the NCCCS Global Learner
Consortium conference held at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Oct. 14-15, 2010. He distributed several copies of the conference handouts and
briefly summarized the content. Several NC community colleges are joining a
partnership with East Carolina University to provide students distance education
classes with foreign colleges. Roger expressed hope that FTCC could eventually
become a partner once the initial learning curve is accomplished by the current
A discussion was held about providing multiple cultural oriented events for FTCC
students, faculty and staff. Janice Holden-Toruno mentioned the Fayetteville
Human Relations Commission as one potential resource. Richard Rice (FTCC
Dir of Ft. Bragg Operations) was mentioned as a resource person because of his
numerous contacts at the base.
Several potential topics were mentioned: sponsoring an event similar to NC State
University’s “Asian Night”, a Native American event, “How the World Views
Americans (U.S.)”, providing free tickets to FTCC students to attend area cultural
The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 pm. The date for the next meeting in the
spring will be announced a few weeks into the spring semester.
Gerald Daniel (Chair)
Minutes approved at 2-18-11 meeting