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Safe Zone Student Ambassadors Named

Posted on March 11, 2008

The Office of Student Life is proud to introduce the Safe Zone Student Ambassadors!

The Safe Zone Committee completed one if its goals this year by creating a student leadership and advocacy group entitled Safe Zone Student Ambassadors. Students were selected by the committee based on their maturity, involvement, and potential for activism in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and ally (LGBTQA) community at Wheaton.

The Student Ambassadors completed a two day training in presentation and facilitation skills in order to facilitate future Safe Zone Trainings. In addition, the Student Ambassadors are charged with multiple responsibilities which include creating awareness on campus through programming on LGBTQA issues and embodying the qualities of an ally at all times.

This unique addition to the Safe Zone program will increase student involvement with Safe Zone initiatives and keep student perspective in the forefront of our work.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Safe Zone Committee, please contact Nadia Omar in the Office of Student Life.

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Left to right: Chelsey Taylor '09, Christina Lambert '10, Ryan Sermon '11, Jeniffer Salazar '10, Greg Thompson '10, Nora Rasanen '11, Zach Haney '11. Not pictured: Heather Lobtiz '08, Adrienne Burton '08, Lindsay Van Clief '09.

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