Celebration Committee members The University Celebration Committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration coordinates programs and activities for the University’s annual observance honoring the life and contributions of MLK. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is proud to be part of this endeavor and thanks all of the Carolina students, faculty, staff, and community members who help make this celebration a success year after year.

Committee Members

Diversity Education and Celebration Coordinators

 Jackie Ceron-Hernandez, Jordan Peterkin, Cameron Congleton

Advocates for Carolina

Julia Whitfield

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Winston Bell

Carolina Women’s Center

Jocelyn Hunt

Black Student Movement

Asia Gandy

Campus Y

Owen Conley

Carolina Indian Circle

Gabrielle James

Carolina Union Activities Board

Julian Esain

NC Hillel

Kyra Rubin


Raymundo Garcia

Student Government Association- MADO

Princess Collins

Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service (ROCTS)

Jackie Ceron-Hernandez, Deanna Fayed

MLK Committee Interns

Sophia McFarlane, Ariana Wiggins, Deanna Fayed

Primary Advisers

  • Sharbari Dey, Assistant Director for Education and Special Initiatives, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Josmell Perez, Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs and Carolina Latinx Collaborative, Diversity & Inclusion

Faculty/Staff Advisers

  • Ari Gauss, Director, NC Hillel
  • Brian Lackman, Student Activities Program Coordinator, Student Life & Leadership