The Intercultural Center creates transformative capacity building experiences for minoritized student populations by leveraging high impact practices to close opportunity gaps and help students find success at, and beyond college.
Our mission is to support the access, retention, and success of minoritized students by centering, uplifting and empowering their identities. We achieve our mission through access and support programs; and social and educational outreach.
Introducing the new staff members and returning member.
We welcome Aleyra Lamarche, M.Ed as the Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Student Success. Aleyra is a proud Latina from Lawrence, Massachusetts. She graduated from College of the Holy Cross where she studied Sociology. Most recently graduated from UMass Amherst's Master of Education Higher Education Administration program. She has worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA, residence life and multicultural initiatives. She is excited to get to know students and colleagues at RWU!
We welcome Kelice Agosto as the Graduate Assistant for Programming. Kelice graduated from North Carolina Central University where she studied Psychology. She will further her education in the RWU Master's of Forensic Mental Health Counseling program. Her career goal is to become a clinical psychologist to work with survivors of sexual trauma. During her undergrad years, Kelice was a core volunteer for NCCU’s Women Center. She has also worked with diverse m populations including BIPOC, faith traditions, LGBTQ+ community, and more. She is excited and ready to join us in August!
We want to re-introduce the Campus Compact AmeriCorps Member Allison DeGerlia. She graduated from Ursinus College with Communications major and a sociology and a peace and justice minors. She joined the Intercultural Center in 2020 and will return for a second year of service. We can't wait to see to what level we catapult our programs to next. She is excited to see those she's met this past year and to meet new people this year!