agenda (5:00 pm): Registration, networking with refreshments
followed by opening remark speakers and hot air balloons.
» Conveners: Dr Stephen Danna, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Dean & Dr Martin A McClinton, SUNYADK Academic Affairs Dean
» 5:30 pm: Ms Dierdre Scozzafava, Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government "Diversity trends in North Country"Information sharing tables (open both days):
» 6:00 pm: Ms Kim and Mr Reggie Harris, Musicians "A few notes from folks"
» 6:15 pm: Ms Beth Tracy, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Childhood Education Program Advisor/Lecturer
"The effect of stereotyping: What's in a label?"
» 7:30 pm: Multicultural celebration & balloons (event closes for this day followed by hot air balloon festival).
» Conveners: Dr Mike Homenick, Psychologist & Dr Kerri Zappala-Piemme, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Education Assistant Professor
|Morning agenda (8:00 am): Registration, hot air balloons, networking with refreshments
followed by opening remark speakers.
» Conveners: Mr Herman Johnson, & Dr Kenneth D Strang
» 8:00 am: Registration, networking, hot air balloons & refreshments
» 8:30 am: Dr Elie Chrysostome, CEDIMES USA Director
"Breaking barriers: The importance of entrepreneur-immigrants"
|Track 1: Education Issues and Practices
Conveners: Dr Martin A McClinton, SUNYADK Academic Affairs Dean; Dr Stephen Danna, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Dean
Dr Ann Myers, Mental Health Center Director Sage College, Associate Professor & Dr Tiffany Powell-Lambrigh,
Sage College Assistant Professor "Opportunities and challenges: Diversity comes to North Country schools"
Dr Kevin O'Neill, SUNY Plattsburgh Global Supply Chain Management Program Chair & Associate Professor
"Managing Chinese students in a supply chain program"
Ms Heather Hickland, World Awareness Children's Museum Director & Ms Sheileen Landrey, World Awareness Children's Museum Educator "Why and how to use multicultural knowledge and artistic expression activities in childhood education"
Dr Doug Huntley, Queensbury School Superintendent "The impact of poverty and diversity on upstate NY public schools"
|Track 2: Business Issues and Practices
Conveners: Mr Kevin O’Brien, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) & O'Brien Insurance;
Dr Kenneth D Strang, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Business Professor
Dr Rao Vajjhala, New York University at Tirana, Albania Assistant Professor "How multiculturalism impacts a transition economy"²
Ms Gail Hamel, Hamel Resources LLC Owner
"Not bad, just different"
Mr Trent Sano, Six Flags Great Escape Resort "Hiring to meet EEOC in an era of diversity"
Dr Michelle Buchberger, Franklin University Interdisciplinary Program Chair & Professor
"An interdisciplinary methodology to study diversity"²
² Peer-reviewed scholarly presentations.
|Track 3: Community Issues and Practices
Conveners: Dr Mike Homenick, Psychologist;
Dr Kerri Zappala-Piemme, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Education Assistant Professor
Mr Kris Whalley, Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL), Associate Director of Program Services & Ms Kathy Wallace, SAIL, Outreach Coordinator & Ms Jocelyn Blanchard, SAIL, Director of Navigator Services “Changing Demographics: An Agency Perspective on Overcoming Barriers”
Mr Mark Donahue, CWI CEO "Creating and managing employment for people with disabilities"
Mr Brian Bearor, Family YMCA of Glens Falls Area CEO "Journey of innovation: Becoming a catalyst for societal change"
Dr Maureen Squires, SUNY Plattsburgh Teacher Education Assistant Professor; Dr Andrea Simms, SUNY Plattsburgh Teacher Education Assistant Professor; & Dr Yong Yu, SUNY Plattsburgh Teacher Education Assistant Professor "Culture and community: Shifting paradigms and creating inclusive spaces"²
||June 20 afternoon plenary agenda
» 12 pm: Lunch
» Conveners: Mr Herman Johnson, Sports Psychologist, Cerebral Sports President & Dr Martin A McClinton, SUNYADK Academic Affairs Dean
» 1:00 pm: Dr J. W. Wiley, Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion (CDPI) Director & Lecturer "Are we using dysfunctional language?"
» 1:30 pm: Panel discussion, Economic Diversity in North Country; Moderator: Dr J. W. Wiley, SUNY Plattsburgh CDPI Director & Lecturer
» Conveners: Mr Kevin O’Brien, ARCC & Dr Mike Homenick, Psychologist
» Panel discussion leaders: Mr Bud York, Warren County Sheriff; Ms Kate Hogan, District Attorney; Mr Lee Braggs, NAACP;
Dr J. W. Wiley, SUNY Plattsburgh CDPI Director & Lecturer "Panel synopsis & closing comments"
» 3:30 pm: Dr Stephen Danna, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Dean "Closing remarks: Where we are and what's next?"
Speaker welcome letter click here.