By Veronica Clark, PTAC specialist, CIS November is a month of giving and thanks. This November, I encourage you to pause to commemorate the ancestry and contributions of Native Americans. Most of us are familiar with Pocahontas. However, there is much more to the Native American history. We must continue
By Lori Barton, accounting specialist, IPS Administration Two of the IPS Diversity Committee’s goals are to bring recognition to different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds and to encourage each of us to broaden our knowledge by learning something new about the people we come in contact with daily. When I volunteered
by Cesar A. Muedas, manager of interpretation and translation services, TLC Evidently, Hispanic Heritage may mean different things to different people, especially if you are of Hispanic descent. I approach the subject here making reference to a couple of books I have enjoyed reading and sharing with family and friends.
By Elisha Hodge, legal consultant, MTAS Over the last several months, I have read a number of books about different leadership styles and philosophies as part of the assigned readings for Leadership Academy. To be honest, I enjoyed some way more than others. And while I learned some very valuable
By Chris Payne, training consultant, CTAS Bring your whole self to work. This was a theme for the IPS Conference in 2015 after Dr. Byrd arrived. I listened. We spend a significant part of our lives with coworkers. At CTAS, we have always referred to our agency as family. It
Periodically, members of the IPS Diversity Committee will write articles recognizing cultural heritage months. By Christine Anderson, administrative specialist, IPS Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. is celebrated during the month of May. May was chosen to honor the first Japanese immigrants that arrived in the United States
March is recognized as Women’s History Month. Angie Carrier’s article on Gina Holt and this week’s story honor strong women who’ve made a difference. By Frances Adams-O’Brien, librarian, MTAS Raising two children on her own after my father died, going about her work every day, my mother was both an
by Angie Carrier, MTAS Municipal Management Consultant I was asked to write an article on behalf of the IPS Diversity Committee for National Women’s History month. How did March become National Women’s History month? I did not know, so I started researching. The Education Taskforce of the Sonoma County, Calif.
By Don Green, executive director, LEIC In recognition of this month’s focus on Black History, the IPS Diversity Committee agreed to share insight into university employees who are making a contribution to their heritage. One such individual who I have had the pleasure of knowing is Ernest Brothers associate dean
As a Black History Month spotlight, IPS Diversity Committee member Tammy Gage interviewed Spruell Driver, Jr., a highly accomplished and dedicated UT alumnus. A native of Nashville, Driver earned his bachelor’s degree, with high honors, from the UT Knoxville Tickle College of Engineering in 1987, and was named a Torchbearer,