Diversity

With each semester, the Pine Technical Community College student body becomes increasingly diverse, and the College remains committed to capitalizing on the multiple strengths its students bring to campus.

Diversity at Pine Technical & Community College

With each semester, the Pine Technical & Community College student body becomes increasingly diverse, and the College remains committed to capitalizing on the multiple strengths its students bring to campus. Diversity and inclusion are essential to educational excellence, and the administration and faculty are committed to ensuring the needs of a diverse student body and growing, diverse community are supported at Pine Technical & Community College.

Differences such as gender, racial and ethnic background, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability are assets that contribute to learning. Students learn and benefit from exposure to classmates from different countries, of different cultures and with different perspectives. Much like the workplace of today benefits from maintaining a diverse workforce, the classroom benefits from a more diverse student population.

Pine Technical & Community College’s continued success illustrates the power of individuality and the combined strength generated from all unique capabilities, experiences and points of view. The Diversity Committee and the College will continue to build an inclusive environment where all contributors are valued and all differences are utilized to the advantage of the whole to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, student development and local and global community engagement.

Pine Technical & Community College is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age or other protected characteristics.

Diversity Committee

Pine Technical & Community College has initiated a Diversity Committee that meets regularly throughout the year. The committee is comprised of the following PTCC staff and faculty members (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Kelly Darwin, Parent Services Coordinator
  • Connie Frisch, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Jen Rancour, Student Success Coordinator, Committee Chair
  • Amy Kruse, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Denise Nelson, General Maintenance/Worker Facilities
  • Jennifer Phillips, Employment and Training Center
  • Laureen Williams, Student-Parent Support Coordinator

Diversity Committee Mission Statement

PTCC's Diversity Committee recognizes the value and dignity of each person by providing leadership that creates conditions for success for all students, staff, faculty, and members of the college community through the development and implementation of educational programs, resources, activities, and presentations.

Diversity Exhibits

The exhibit area in the main hall changes seasonally as the Diversity Committee highlights different themes in diversity. Past themes highlighted in the display include American Black History Month, Native American History Month, Women's History Month, World Aids Day, and more. Faculty and students are encouraged to contact the Diversity Committee to work together to display exhibits with diverse themes discussed within their classroom/curriculum.