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The Office of Cultural Diversity works across the Campus and Community to plan programming and events that celebrate and honor the diversity of Campus and our Community. Please check this page often for events.

Beacons of Light

ECTC proudly hosts Beacons of Light to recognize African American heroes in the college’s service region for their success, exemplary service to their professions and communities, and commitment to servant leadership and equity. We shine a light on these incredible members of our community not only to honor their accomplishments and service, but also to pave the way for future generations.

2023 Beacon of Light Nomination Form

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Beacons of Light was created in 2017 as a way to celebrate and recognize local African American heroes that are committed to enhancing equity in our service regions, and beyond. ECTC will be honoring these heroes – the heroes who have shaped our local communities with leadership and compassion, those individuals who serve the local communities with an undying passion, and the leaders who have fought through adversity to change their local communities. They have paved the path for the young population and set the tone for rich local tradition. Their work deserves praise. These heroes are the perfect Beacons for our future. Do you know a local Beacon of Light that you would like to nominate? If so, please complete the form.  Please be sure you complete all the required responses for consideration.

Please submit nominations from December 1, 2022 - January 20, 2023.

Representatives from the College community will review nominations and recommend honorees. Incomplete nominations or those received after January 20, 2023 will not be eligible for consideration. Previously nominated candidates who have not been recognized as a Beacon of Light may be re-nominated.

Start Your Nomination 

2022 Beacon of Light Honorees

2022 Beacon of Light Honorees - 4 African American men, 3 African American women

Front row left to right: Tawana Owens, Carrie Ann Pride, Pastor Gloria Fite. Back row left to right: Chris Thomas, Stan Holmes, Howard Williams, Sam Franklin. Not pictured: Joe Washington, Lynnette Kennedy.

Past Beacons of Light Awardees

Upcoming Community Events

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Previous Events at ECTC

Let's Talk with the Authors

ECTC was honored to welcome Pastor Syvoskia Bray Pope, Elgina Smith, Asia Rivers and Dr. Julia Royston for Let's Talk with the Authors: Celebrating Minority Women Authors for International Women's History Month. Thanks to all who took part in this informative and inspirational panel discussion!

Five African American women Left to right in group picture: Jerisia Lamons (ECTC's Director of Cultural Diversity), Pastor Syvoskia Bray Pope, Elgina Smith, Asia Rivers and Dr. Julia Royston

Ron Jones' Jazz Quartet

The Ron Jones’ Jazz quartet was LIVE and in-person in the Morrison Gallery March 24th. Ron included educational learning elements and provided art pieces from his collection. 

Ron Jones' Quartet and students who attended

Multi-Cultural Fair: Lighting our way to Diversity

Our events were performed with LADY G (Eleanor from Dangriga, Belize), YAPA multi-cultural band, Anime showings, cultural games with Jalisa Reynolds and Elijah Lozano, Yahweh Dance (inspirational youth dance from Vine Grove).  We had tables set-up by local artists, residents, students, faculty, and staff representing various cultures to include: Garifuna, Seneca Nation, Japan, China, Appalachia, Earth Day, and Military.  Check out our photos of the Multi-Cultural Fair.

Graduation Luncheon for Minority Students

three women and one maleStudents pictured are Madison Leah Walker, Ana Mullinax, Tygris Cunningham, and Jurdyne Wiliams

ECTC’s office of Cultural Diversity and Educational Excellence Center hosted the college’s first annual Graduation Luncheon for Minority Students, Thursday May, 5. Here, graduates gathered for a celebratory photo. Guest speaker Pastor Gloria Fite encouraged graduates to never give up and build onto the legacy they’ve started at ECTC.