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Community Spotlights

Each month in our newsletter, we seek to highlight the work of someone on our campus (whether they be staff, student, administrator, or faculty) who: 

1. models engaging across difference in the day to day 
2. goes above and beyond in their work 
3. works to make Vassar feel a little more welcoming 
4. contributes to the campus or Hudson Valley communities
5. does "invisible" labor that our community should recognize and value

Any member of the Vassar community can be nominated, even if they are not yet involved with EPI. Nominations can be submitted via email at

All our past spotlights, written by Cecilia Hoang, can be viewed at the links below.

February 2020: Colleen Mallet, Registrar

December 2019: Eugene Lopez-Huerta, Student, '21

October-November 2019: Danushi Fernando, Director of LGBTQ and Gender Resources

September 2019: Will Rush, Assistant Director of Campus Activities

May 2019: Tamar Ballard & Rori-An Chuck, VSA President & Vice-President, '19; Jules Eddy, Student, '19; Jon Chenette, Dean of the Faculty

April 2019: Heather Nguyen, Student, '20

March 2019: Dr. Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor of Political Science

February 2019: Michelle Walsh, Administrator, Director of Athletics and Physical Education

January 2019: Nicole Wong, Administrator, Director of the Support, Advocacy, & Violence Prevention Office

December 2018: Anna Belle Hall, Staff, Coordinator of the Residential Operation Center

November 2018: Jackson Kroopf, Alumni, '10

October 2018: Henry Molina, Student, '19