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For more information, or to get involved, contact cma_mrn@acpa.nche.edu

who we are

The primary goal of the MultiRacial Network (MRN) is to raise consciousness and awareness of multiracial issues in higher education

The Multiracial Network (MRN), one of four (4) networks within the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs (CMA), strives to help create and foster inclusive spaces within ACPA and postsecondary education with and for students, staff, and professionals who identify as multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities. This will be accomplished through developing intentional educational initiatives, engaging in critical dialogue and community building, and supporting institutional change through advocacy on our campuses and within the larger ACPA organization.

The Multiracial Network (MRN) seeks to be inclusive and welcomes everyone who is interested in advancing the organization’s goals.

mission

The mission of MRN is to provide both resources and information about working with multiracial multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities college students as well as support for multiracial student affairs professionals within ACPA. 

Recognizing the value of learning, growth and development, we, the members of MRN, seek to be inclusive and welcoming to ACPA members who have a desire to advance the goals and objectives of MRN.

VISION

As we move forward into an increasingly multiracial/multiethnic society, the MRN seeks to advocate on behalf of multiracial multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities to, support those who work with/educate individuals with these identities, cultivate scholarly research, and gain a visible presence within CMA and the larger ACPA body.

core values [IDEAS]

Inclusion – creating space and community for multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities to feel heard, valued, and seen.

Discovery – contributing to scholarship and research around  multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities. We value innovation and discovery around these identities. 

Education – to share knowledge and resources about monoracism and issues related to our communities ( multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities). 

Advocacy – to champion on behalf of and with our communities within the realm of higher education. Examples of advocacy can include; engagement with community organizations, supporting policies, and advocating for equity amongst higher education professionals and students. 

Support – provide community and resources for  multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities.

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Meet the Directorate

Nicole Belisle
Nicole Belisle

Co-Chair

she/her/hers
San Diego State

Mitchell Foster
Mitchell Foster

Co-Chair

they/them/theirs
Brown University

Mark Dawson
Mark Dawson

Incoming Co-Chair

he/him/his
Texas A&M

Caitlin Lindsay
Caitlin Lindsay

Incoming Co-Chair

she/her/hers
Gettysburg College

Paige Thomas
Paige Thomas

Incoming Co-Chair

she/her/hers
UNC Greensboro

Kelli Campa
Kelli Campa

Past Co-Chair

she/her/hers
Marist College

Lisa  Delacruz Combs
Lisa Delacruz Combs

Past Co-Chair

she/her/hers
The Ohio State University

Brandon Arnold
Brandon Arnold

Publications Co-Coordinator

he/him/his
Michigan State University

Rebecca Cepeda
Rebecca Cepeda

Resources & Scholarship Coordinator

she/her/hers
The Ohio State University
Jessica Davis
Jessica Davis

Past Social Media Co-Coordinator

she/her/hers
Western Carolina University

Juana Hollingsworth
Juana Hollingsworth

Past Awards Coordinator

she/her/hers
John Hopkins University

Jessica Hubert
Jessica Hubert

Historian & Secretary

she/her/hers
Mercyhurst University
Caitlin LoMonte
Caitlin LoMonte

Sponsored Programs Coordinator

she/her/hers
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kamrie Risku
Kamrie Risku

Publications Co-Coordinator

she/her/hers
St. Timothy’s School

Kelsey Shook
Kelsey Shook

Culture Fest Liaison

she/her/hers
University of California, Riverside
Alicia Stites
Alicia Stites

Social Events Coordinator

she/her/hers
University of Texas

Hana Zewdie
Hana Zewdie

Social Media Co-Coordinator

she/her/hers
University of Houston-Clear Lake

Victoria K. Malaney Brown
Victoria K. Malaney Brown

Previous Chair, Leadership Team Member

she/her/hers
Columbia University

Laura Carroll
Laura Carroll

Previous Chair, Leadership Team Member

she/her/hers
University of Delaware

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon

Previous Chair, Leadership Team Member

he/him/his
Susquehanna University

Beth John
Beth John

Previous Chair, Leadership Team Member

she/her/hers
University of Wisconsin-White Water

Rob Kunicki
Rob Kunicki

Previous Chair, Leadership Team Member

he/him/his
CUNY Graduate Center

Rachel Luna
Rachel Luna

Previous Chair, Leadership Team Member

she/her/hers
Diablo Valley College

Get Involved in MRN

MRN is constantly looking for ways to enhance experiences for multi-racial professionals and students alike. Becoming a MRN member within the ACPA member portal will ensure you are connected with all of our upcoming events and initiatives.

Ready to join?

Joining an Entity through the ACPA Member Portal automatically identifies you as a member of that Entity! You will begin to receive Entity communications through their respective email listserv and have access to any resources they share!

  1. Login to your ACPA Member Account
  2. Click on Community Groups (Chatter)
  3. Click Groups
  4. Click Active Groups
  5. Find the entity you want to join and within that group, click +Join

Contact MRN via email at cma_mrn@acpa.nche.edu to learn more about ACPA’s Multiracial Network.

Any ACPA member can become involved and there are varying levels of involvement:

  • Become a Regional Ambassador
  • Attend our open business meeting at the annual ACPA convention
  • Review program proposals for the Convention
  • Submit a sponsored program proposal for Convention
  • Host a webinar

Additional involvement opportunities

Multiracial Network 2021 Convention Campaign

The mission of the Multiracial Network (MRN) mission is to provide both resources and information about working with multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees, and with fluid racial identities college students as well as support for multiracial student affairs professionals within ACPA.

Our fundraising efforts are to help multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptees and those with fluid racial identities produce scholarship for these populations. By contributing to this fund, you will help the Multiracial Network provide scholarship grants and resources to continue to help progress the field.

Those who donate will be entered into a drawing for five Starbucks gift cards.

MRN Awards

The Multiracial Network receives nominations each year for those who have made an impact to the multi-racial community on their campus, the student affairs profession, and/or ACPA.

Professional of the Year
Student of the Year
Innovation Award
Spirit Award
Founders Award
Collaboration Award