The CVMBS held its first annual Welcome Week from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 with daily diversity and inclusion-themed events and activities.
Welcome Week began on Monday, Aug. 30, with an Inclusivity Fair in the VBEC courtyard. Twenty-eight groups and departments from the CVMBS and Texas A&M hosted booths to educate students, faculty, and staff about the many opportunities and resources available to them.
On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a panel of CVMBS faculty, staff, and students spoke about the biases they experience daily and ways we can be more inclusive in our interactions at the college during “The Power of the Words We Use.” Panelists included Ashlea Tenorio, Agostino Buono, Tracy Vemulapalli, Jason Maki, Heather Quiram, and Dusty Nagy.
On Wednesday, Sept. 1, a large collection of diversity, inclusion, equity, and accountability resources were sent to members of the CVMBS via email.
Thursday, Sept. 2, featured a fun game of Bingo! in the VBEC third floor commons for members of the CVMBS community to get to know each other and celebrate their unique experiences and diverse identities.
Finally, Welcome Week concluded on Friday with the college’s fourth CIVITAS Storytelling event. Members of the CVMBS community shared their real-life experiences related to the “Silver Linings” theme during the event.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Welcome Week 2021!