2017-2018 MLK Committee Members
2017-2018 MLK Committee Members (photo: Embee Kanu)


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.

2017-2018 Committee Members

Diversity Education and Celebration Coordinators

 Deanna Fayed, Sophia McFarlane, Ariana Wiggins

Advocates for Carolina
Tia Holmes
Alpha Phi Alpha
Jamari Cortez
Black Student Movement
Dominque Brodie
Campus Y
Hannah Motley, Kipp Williams
Carolina Indian Circle
Gabrielle James
Carolina Union Activity Board (CUAB)
Jordan Bermudez, Nijal Morgan
Carolina Women’s Center
Shelly Gist*
Jose Euclides, Paola Gilliam
Diversity & Inclusion Student Support
Fechi Okeke, Julia Shankin, Alex Stephens
Anne Murunga
Mahogany Monette
NC Hillel
Kyra Rubin
Jada Weathers
Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service (ROCTS)
Deanna Fayed
Student Government – MADO
Andrea Barnes, Jihanne Burges

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
  • Shelly Gist, Carolina Women’s Center