Present: Tammy Shull, chair; Lin Ly, Mary Beth Young, Marilyn Leichty, Dave Helman, Linda Albright, Maria Mellado, Oscar Argueta, Lila DePenning, Betty Barney, Larisa Conner
and her mother, Galira Veretrikova, Ed Kropa, Dr. Luis Rosell, Ronnie Ashton, Vincente Gutierrez, Jesus and Cindia Rios, Emery Styron, Mort Whitney, Samuel Coutimho and Erika Amorim from Fortaleza, Brazil ; Elder Silveira, Alex Argueta, Jennifer Davis , Phil Borleske, Paul Mayer, Rob Jordan, Quetta McCane, Gary See
...· Larisa Conner reported that SCC is getting funds for a multi-cultural center and is a member of PIE.
An international recruiter/educator is to be included and increase number of international students.As a state ESL trainer, she is putting together an ESL program to offer to companies in work centers.
Opening ESL classes in Wapello.She is on the planning committee for Iowa Language and Culture Conference in February.
The deadline is August 15.She
invited participation by diversity activities from this group.Voting information and promotion is available from the state Secretary of State.She
hosted a Russian delegation who were impressed with openness of Des Moines senators and representatives as well as Burlington officials.A group of 28 China performers will arrive in Burlington August 30.She
is looking for hosts for these students.