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With a 172-year history of inclusion, BW is honoring the contributions and successes of its community during Black History Month.

BW Celebrates Black History Month

February 7, 2017

The community and career contributions of four alumni are being recognized by Baldwin Wallace University during Black History Month. These alumni are a few of the many generations of BW graduates of color who have made a mark in their profession as well as in the lives of others.

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Randell McShepard ’86
Vice president of public affairs, RPM
Psychology and communication studies major at BW

"The BW environment introduced me to different people, with different approaches and perspectives. As I now work for a global corporation and serve actively with a broad number of community and civic organizations, I see how BW prepared me for the world. I have always felt well prepared to face challenges, embrace different views and overcome complex social situations with ease."

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Dr. Antoine Moss ’05
Logistics & operations program manager, NASA and motivational speaker
Criminal justice major at BW

"As a student, BW's robust academic offerings and strong faculty support enabled me to obtain competitive, life-changing internships in Washington, D.C. and with the FBI. I also had the opportunity to become involved in the Voices of Praise Gospel choir. Through the VOP choir and other on-campus community efforts, I was able to prove to future employers that I have a heart for our community."

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Miranda Creel ’94
Senior vice president/regional sales executive, PNC Financial Services Group
Business administration major at BW

"My college experience was non-traditional. I enrolled in the weekend program and worked during the week. BW taught me behaviors I needed to succeed in the journey of LIFE – time management, accountability, teamwork and perseverance. BW was the beginning of my journey and continues to help me in taking the road less traveled."

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Dr. Tameka Taylor ’90
President and co-founder, Compass Consulting Services
Theatre major at BW

"All aspects of my education at BW helped develop me into the person I am today. I think of the academics as the theory and the co-curricular activities as the practice. I also can't forget the personal and professional relationships I developed while at BW, some of which I still maintain today. There is no doubt in my mind that my time at BW has been instrumental in my success."

Special Dinner Theatre Program for Black History Month

In addition to other campus activities being held in honor of Black History Month, BW is hosting a Feb. 23 dinner theatre event featuring an excerpt from Mitzi Sinnott's award-winning, one-woman play titled "SNAPSHOT: A true story of love interrupted by invasion." The event is open to the public.