2017 Best of the Bluegrass Award

20171006_132924Photo courtesy of John Michael Haky (Morehead State University)

Congratulations to Christina Reyes (Eastern Kentucky University), Kira Munoz (Eastern Kentucky University), and Ayanna Ross (Eastern Kentucky University) for being awarded the 2017 Best of the Bluegrass Award for their outstanding session Challenging the Status Quo: Changing Perceptions of Staff of Color presented during the 2017 KAHO Annual Conference.

From the session description: In today’s atmosphere, the struggle for staff of color to allow their voices to be heard is all too real. Unfortunately, while these voices go unheard, problems still exist for our staff and students. It is important to foster an environment that encourages all voices to be heard and supported. Come learn about the challenges staff of color may face and how you can advocate for changing perceptions as well as laying the groundwork for initial discussions on creating a culture of brave spaces.

Challenging the Status Quo: Changing Perceptions of Staff of Color will represent Kentucky at the 2018 SEAHO Conference, and its presenters will receive a total of $500 to assist with associated costs.

The Best of the Bluegrass Award is awarded to the highest rated session during the KAHO Annual Conference. The winning session is selected to be presented at the following SEAHO Conference, and the presenters receive a total of $500 to assist with the expenses of attending the SEAHO conference.

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