Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee serves as a working group of students, staff and faculty who evaluate the campus culture and recommend programs and tools to help us grow. We strive to create an inclusive atmosphere. We will provide resources and opportunities to educate ourselves and our community. Co-chairs of this committee are Tami Sells, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Julie Herek, Instructor of Mathematics.

Please direct questions or suggestions to dei@macc.edu.

DEI Mission Statement

MACC is a place where all belong. Diversity fuels the MACC spirit empowering people in our inclusive community. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and multiple points of view. Be who you are. We like it that way.

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Ambassador Scholarship

Do you have a passion for supporting MACC’s DEI mission? DEI Ambassadors will be members of the DEI Committee and are required to participate in meetings, and will lead and/or participate in DEI-related events and programs.  Ambassadors will:

  • Raise awareness about the needs of students from underrepresented backgrounds, and provide resources and information to support students;

  • Promote an inclusive climate where everyone feels welcomed and supported;

  • Be creative and take initiative in implementing continuous improvement methods to support DEI program and events to actively engage students in activities to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at MACC.

  • Serve as an advocate for students.

Benefits of being a DEI ambassador:

Ambassadors will be students who are committed to promoting DEI awareness.  They will strive to build relationships while increasing campus-wide participation in DEI events and programs. Ambassadors will gain valuable leadership experience and communication skills, and will acquire transferable skills for the workplace, such as networking with peers, faculty, staff and community members.

Scholarship description:

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Ambassador Scholarship is a special recognition to be awarded at the discretion of the MACC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. This award is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. 

DEI Ambassador Scholarship recipients shall demonstrate good citizenship and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.00 grade point average each semester and must be seeking a degree or certificate and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours.  

A maximum of five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador Scholarships may be presented annually.  Students must have a high school or college GPA of a 2.00 (or equivalent HiSET/GED score) or higher upon initial application. This award is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester. Recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent years.

DEI Ambassador Scholarship Application

DEI Definitions

Moberly Area Community College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion by honoring its diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.

  • Diversity. MACC acknowledges and embraces the interconnected range of physical, mental, and emotional human differences across our college community.

  • Equity. MACC provides accommodating access to opportunities, networks, resources, and support regardless of an individual’s identity.

  • Inclusion. Together the MACC community strives to maintain an inclusive environment, where individuals of all cultures, identities, and abilities have equal access to the education and resources that are available.

DEI Newsletters

Teaching & Curriculum Resource Library focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Addiction and Mental Health Resources. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. https://www.addictions.com/bipoc/

Being an Anti-Racist Educator. Wheaton College. Being an Anti-Racist Educator  

Center for Research on Learning & Teaching. University of Michigan. https://crlt.umich.edu/multicultural-teaching/inclusive-teaching-strategies  

Conscious Style Guide. The essential guide to conscious language. https://consciousstyleguide.com/  

DEI Resource Library. Massachusetts Adult Education Professional Development System. https://www.sabes.org/resources/dei-resources-library  

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege. (November 2020). University of Southern California. https://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-blog/diversity-workshop-guide-to-discussing-identity-power-and-privilege/  

Engaging All Students. The University of Chicago. https://inclusivepedagogy.uchicago.edu/  

Faculty Toolkit on Digital Inclusion. New York University. https://www.nyu.edu/life/global-inclusion-and-diversity/learning-and-development/toolkits/faculty-digital-inclusion.html  

Juan C. Garibay. Creating a Positive Classroom Climate for Diversity. https://equity.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CreatingaPositiveClassroomClimateWeb-2.pdf. UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development (2015). 

Inclusive Teaching Practices. University of Denver. https://operations.du.edu/inclusive-teaching/modules  

University of Texas Libraries. DEI Resources  

Viji Sathy, Kelly A. Hogan, How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive Advice Guide. https://www.chronicle.com/article/how-to-make-your-teaching-more-inclusive/  

Teaching Race: Pedagogy and Practice. Vanderbilt University. https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/teaching-race/  

Virginia Warren, Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language. https://www.apaonline.org/page/nonsexist. American Philosophical Association. 

Brown University. Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
Glossary of Bias Terms

How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice.

How to Decenter Yourself in Conversations With Members of Marginalized Communities

Equity in Missouri Higher Education. https://dhewd.mo.gov/equity_project.php  

Cradle to Career Alliance Health Equity Report. https://cradletocareeralliance.org/community-reports/

Learning for Justice Magazine 

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi: How to Be an Antiracist lecture at St. Louis University (Sept. 2020): https://youtu.be/yZse2Ji4AIw  

Taboo Teaching documentary: https://youtu.be/sNW4CBpj8HY  

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (2017): https://macc.instructuremedia.com/embed/e1b8ed6d-e643-43a8-84aa-f9f367017dc3  

Bridges to Success Equity Webinar Series: https://dhewd.mo.gov/equity_project.php  

Kimberle’ Crenshaw On Intersectionality (2016 WOW Keynote): https://youtu.be/-DW4HLgYPlA  

Amber Galloway Gallego How Sign Language Can Bring Music to Life (2018 TedMed): https://youtu.be/dkfCD7c2HcQ  

NOVA/PBS Picture a Scientist (2021): https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/picture-a-scientist/  

Sara Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Duke University Press Books (2012).

Lee Airton, Gender: Your Guide. Adams Media (2018).

Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel. Riverhead Books (2022).


Eduardo Bonilla Silva, Racism without Racists: Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the America. Rowman & Littlefield (2021).

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists examines in detail how Whites talk, think, and account for the existence of racial inequality and makes clear that color-blind racism is as insidious now as ever. The sixth edition of this provocative book includes new material on systemic racism and how color-blind racism framed many issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised conclusion addresses what readers can do to confront racism—both personally and on a larger structural level. [from Publisher]

Visiliki Brinia, J. Paulo Davim, Designing an Innovative Pedagogy for Sustainable Development in Higher Education. CRC Press (2020).

Stephen Brookfield, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass (2017).

Brené Brown, Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Random House (2018).

Karen Catlin, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces (2nd Ed). Karen Catlin Consulting (2019).

Shakil Choudhury, Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them. Between the Lines (2016).

Craig Davidson, Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077. Knopf Canada (2016).

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility. Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press (2018).

Jay Timothy Dolmage, Academic Ableism. University of Michigan Press (2017).

Virginia Eubanks, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. St. Martin’s Press (2018).

Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Penguin (2017)

Ian Haney-López, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. Oxford University Press (2014).

Therese Huston, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices. Mariner Books (2017).

Tiffany Jana, Matthew Freeman, Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences. Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2016).

Tiffany Jana, Ashley Diaz Mejias, with forward by Jay Coen Gilbert, Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2018).

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist. Random House (2020).

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning. Bold Type Books (2017).

Amy Lee, Robert Poch, Mary Katherine O’Brien, Catherine Solheim, Teaching Interculturally: A Framework for Integrating Disciplinary Knowledge and Intercultural Development. Stylus Publishing (2017).

George Lipsitz, The Possessive Investment of Whiteness: How People Profit from Identity Politics. Temple University Press (2018).

Jonathan Mooney, The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal.  Holt Books (2004).

Verna A. Myers, What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People. American Bar Association (2014).

Z Nicolazzo, Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion. Stylus Publishing (2016).

Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. NYU Press (2018).

Kimberly Jade Norwood, Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America. Routledge (2013).

Tema Okun, The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want To Know. Information Age Publishing (2010).

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race. Seal Press (2019).

Ellen Pao, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change. Spiegel & Grau (2017).

Scott E. Page, The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. Princeton University Press (2008).

Vivian Gussin Paley, White Teacher. Harvard University Press, second edition (2000).

Ruby K. Payne, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. aha! Process (2018).

Heydon Pickering, Design Patterns: Coding Accessibility Into Web Design. Smashing Magazine GmbH (2016).

Martin Pistorious, Ghost Boy, Harper Collins (2013).

Kryss Shane, The Educator’s Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2020).

Joseph Shapiro, No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. Broadway Books (2011).

Steve Silberman, NeuroTribes. Eureka Books (2015).

Claude M Steele, Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. W. W. Norton & Company (2011).

Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Basic Books (2017).

Nicholas Teich, Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Columbia (2012).

Thomas J. Tobin, Kirsten T. Behling, Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. West Virginia University Press (2018).

Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey, What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know. NYU Press (2014).

Zachary R. Wood, Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America. Dutton (2018).

Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala. Little Brown Books (2016).
I Am Malala. This is my story. 

The Center Project- Columbia, MO: https://thecenterproject.org/  

City of Refuge- Columbia, MO: https://cityofrefugecolumbia.org/   

Love Coffee- Columbia, MO: https://www.columbialovecoffee.org/  

Missouri Faith Voices- Columbia, MO: https://www.missourifaithvoices.org/columbiachapter  

NClusion Plus- Columbia, MO: https://www.nclusionplus.com/

Race Matters, friends- Columbia, MO: https://racemattersfriends.com/  

True North of Columbia: https://truenorthofcolumbia.org/  

Woodhaven- Columbia, MO: https://www.woodhaventeam.org/  


DEI Committee Goals

  1. To maintain a library of resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  2. To expand college-wide cultural competency through frequent and ongoing professional development activities, such as “Safe Spaces” training, to promote a more welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff.

  3. To provide opportunities for growth and engagement within our student body based on student input regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  4. To evaluate the campus climate of each site through bi-annual diversity audits, focus groups, and climate surveys.

  5. To activate and engage the MACC community for action regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  6. To support the addition of diversity-related topics in teaching and curriculum.

  7. To aid in the recruitment, retention, and support of a more diverse faculty and staff at MACC.

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager