The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Cultural Awareness & Diversity Expansion Team (C.A.D.E.T.) will host a panel discussion, ’50 Years of Inclusion: A Cultural Transfusion,’ at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event is open to the public.
The event, to be held in the MSC Bethancourt Ballrooms, 2300 D&E, ties into the university’s ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Inclusion at Texas A&M University’ – marking the landmark decision to open the doors to minorities and women.
The discussion will acknowledge the progress and impact that inclusion has had on the Texas A&M campus and culture while highlighting the achievements of minority and female Aggie graduates for both Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets while paying tribute to those who made this inclusion possible.
The panel will include Malcolm Hall ’62 – the 16th Student Body President who wrote the referendum that allowed supported minority and female attendance at Texas A&M; State Representative Gene Wu ’00; Elaine Mendoza ’87, Texas A&M University Regent; Bill Jones ’81, former Texas A&M University Regent; Colonel Pauletta Blueitt ’81 (USAF Ret), former member of the Corps of Cadets; and current cadet Keltin Jordan ’14 – Corps Global Initiatives & Diversity Officer, and Program Moderator for the evening.
Each panelist will share their perspective on how inclusion has changed and affected the university, while creating a culture conducive to the University’s Vision 2020, along with the importance of diversity in the state, nation and globally.
The discussion will include a question and answer segment. Refreshments and a meet and greet session will take place upon the conclusion of the program.