Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival

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2020 Sponsors

Community Gold

Sporting Kansas City

Kansas City Kansas Community College 

Unified Government of Wyandotte County - Department of Human Services

 

Community Silver

Imagine!  Magic Productions -  Karen and Gene Hernandez

Curtis and Judy Smith

Partners in Primary Care - Yvette Dorsey

Sunflower Health Plan - Michelle Gines

Turner Animal Hospital - Tara McConkey  


Community Partner

El Centro - Irene Caudillo, J.D. Rios, Brian Patrick, and Dr. Ed Kremer

Adventure Dental and Vision - Tamela Carter Community Outreach Manager    

All-Star Awards & Ad Specialties 

Ray Daniels  - Trustee KCKCC

Janice McIntyre - Trustee KCKCC



                                                                 Board of WyCO Ethnic Festival Inc.

Karen Hernandez - President of WYCO Ethnic Festival Inc.

and co-founder and former KCKCC Trustee

Clarence Small - V.P. and Master of Ceremonies  

Dr. Hira Nair - Professor of Psychology Director of Education  KCKCC

Shai Perry- Curator of Campus Art Gallery

Dr. Curtis V. Smith - Coordinator/Treasurer WyCo Ethnic Festival & Professor of Biology 

Andrica Wilcoxen - Director of Student Activities KCKCC

Janel Sanders - Coordinator of Continuing Education and Community Outreach


   Community Luminaries

Loren Taylor - Wyandotte County Historical Society

Ed Chasteen - "The Pedalin Professor" from William Jewell College 

and Founder of Hate Busters

Retired-Professor Melanie Scott - co-founder of the WyCo Ethnic Festival

& KCKCC Intercultural Center, Legend of Diversity, recipient of the Henry Louis Teaching Award, 

and Mid-West Education Hall of Fame Award.  

 

KCKCC Faculty Support

Dr. Hira Nair - Professor of Education

Dr. Ewa Unoke - Professor of Political Science 

Allen Lenoir - Professor of Business 

Alphonse Mendy - Assistant Professor of Biology


 

Special Thanks

Nikki Romolo, Sporting Kansas City

 

 

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2012 Sponsors
KCKCC Administrative Services  – Community Silver

United Government Human Relations Commission –  Community Silver

Wyandotte Daily News/Providence Publishing – Community Silver

Dos Mundos Publications – Community Silver

KCKCC Endowment Association – Community Silver

Board of Public Utilities – Community Silver

United Auto Workers Local # 31 – Community Partner

Gene and Karen Hernandez - former Trustee and event founder  – Imagine Magic Productions – Community Partner

Melanie Jackson-Scott – Community Partner

KCKCC  Office of Admissions – Community Partner

KCKCC Division of Math-Science and Computer Technology  - Community Partner

Special Thanks

Principle Organizers

Co-founder and former KCKCC Board of Trustees, Karen Hernandez  
Co-founder and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Melanie Jackson-Scott
Dr. Curtis V. Smith – KCKCC Professor of Biological Sciences
 Barbara Clark-Evans – Director KCKCC Intercultural Center
Bettse Folsom – Freelance Photojournalist and Photographer
William Yeazel – Director of Performing Arts Center
Clarence Small – KCK NAACP
Bound for Brazil!  Karla Moreira – Coordinator KCKCC Intercultural Center

Community Luminaries

Clyde A. Townsend – KCKCC Board of Trustees and Co-founder
Loren Taylor – Wyandotte County Historical Society
Ed Chasteen, “The Pedalin’ Professor” from William Jewell College  
and Founder of Hate Busters.
John Korosac - Kansas City Kansas Fire Department

KCKCC Faculty Support

Dr. Ian Corbett – Associate Professor of Music Technology
Dr. Chan Tung – Professor of Computer Technology
Dr. John Soptick - Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Ewa Unoke – Professor of Political Science
Dr. Hira Nair – Professor of Education
Elsje Smith – English as Second Language Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Holloway – English as Second Language Assistant Professor

Crucial Program Support from KCKCC

Jeff Sixta- Buildings and Grounds
Dan Pratt – Director of Athletics
Greg Schneider – Campus Police
Alan Hoskins – KCKCC Supervisor of Public Information
Michael Kimbrough - Media Services Technology
Linda Harris – Secretary Intercultural Center
Justin Patrick and Jeffrey Gumminger – public address system
Sheri Neff – Coordinator of Student Ambassadors
Jeremiah McCluney – Admissions Office
Cindy Lahman – College Web Page – Marketing
Jeanne Crane-Smith – Director Emerging Workforce

2011 Sponsors

United Government Human Relations Commission –
Cordell Meeks III and Gordon Criswell - Community Silver

The law firm of McAnany, Van Cleave, & Phillips –
Community Partner

Gene and Karen Hernandez - former Trustee and event founder  –
Imagine Magic Productions – Community Partner

KCK Board of Public Utilities - new Community Partner

               KCKCC Math Science and Computer Technology - Dr. Ed Kremer, Dean -                  Community Partner

Kansas City Renaissance Festival - new Community Patner

KCKCC  Office of Admissions – Dr. Denise McDowell, Dean -
Community Silver

KCKCC Financial and Administrative Services - 
Mr. Brian Bode, Vice Provost – Silver Partner

The KCKCC Department of College Advancement –  
Mr. Jerry Toney- Community Gold Partner

Wyandotte Publising Group - new Community Silver Partner

 

Special Thanks

Principle Organizers:

Dr. Curtis V. Smith – Professor of Biological Sciences

 Barbara Clark-Evans – Director KCKCC Intercultural Center

Karla Moreira – Coordinator KCKCC Intercultural Center

Bettse Folsom – Local Freelance Writer

Karen Hernandez – former KCKCC Board of Trustees and Co-founder

 

Community Luminaries:

Clyde A. Townsend – KCKCC Board of Trustees and Co-founder

Loren Taylor – Wyandotte County Historical Society

Ed Chasteen, “the Pedalin’ Professor” from William Jewell College
and Founder of Hate Busters.

Catherine Durham – former KCKCC Board of Trustees

Kansas City Kansas Fire Department – John Korosac

 

KCKCC Faculty Support:

Melanie Jackson-Scott – Professor of Social Science,
Co-Founder and Former Director of the KCKCC Intercultural Center

Dr. Ian Corbett – Associate Professor of Music Technology

Dr. Chan Tung – Professor of Computer Technology

Dr. John Soptick - Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Ewa Unoke – Professor of Political Science

Dr. Wayne Yang – Human Relations Commission

 Dr. Hira Nair – Professor of Education

Dr. Janice McIntyre – Professor of Humanities

Norma Cowdrick - Associate Professor of Art

Jim Mair - Associate Professor of Music

 

Crucial Program Support:

Dan Pratt – Director of Athletics

Greg Schneider – Campus Police

Alan Hoskins – KCKCC Supervisor of Public Information

Roger Suggs – Admissions Office

Michael Kimbrough - Media Services Technology

Jeanne Crane-Smith – Director Emerging Workforce

Felicia Hurst – Secretary

Linda Harris – Secretary Intercultural Center

Sean Phelps and Marquita Criswell– public address system

Sheri Neff – Coordinator of Student Ambassadors

Jeff Sixta- Buildings and Grounds

Cindy Lahman – College Web Page - Marketing

 

2010 Sponsors

Karen Hernandez and Melanie Scott-Jackson
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Human Relations Commission
MVP Law Firm
Hate Busters Ed Chasteen
Kansas Job Corps

 

2009 Sponsors

KCKCC – Field House, Security, & Buildings and Grounds –  Platinum Partner

KCKCC Intercultural Center – Community Gold Partner

The KCKCC Endowment Association – Community Gold Partner

KCKCC Provost Morteza Ardebili – Community Silver Partner

Human Relations Commission – Community Silver

Gene and Karen Hernandez – Imagine Magic Productions – Community Partner

KCKCC Engineering Math Science – Dr. Hasan Naima – Community Partner

McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips – Community Partner

Emmett Till Justice Campaign – Community Friend

Kansas Senator David Haley – Community Friend

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