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Join us for an event recognizing Native American Heritage Month featuring two speakers and sample-sized Native American dishes.

Dr. Richard A. Rose

A tribally-enrolled Cherokee Indian, he was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and raised in a military household (six states and five countries). Currently, he serves on the faculty of the University at Albany, teaching emergency preparedness, leadership/ethics, and research methods. He holds four academic degrees and two advanced certificates, culminating in a Doctorate in Education. A graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Forces Operations Courses, he served over eleven years as a commissioned officer in command and staff positions in the United States Army/Army Reserve. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Rich served as the Coordinator of Exercises and Training for the New York State Weapons of Mass Destruction Task Force, charged with creating and implementing the post-9/11 terrorism response statewide. He retired from the State Education Department as Director of Proprietary School Supervision, in July 2018.

Rebecca M. Rose

A tribally-enrolled Cherokee Indian, she was born and raised in Schenectady, NY. She is currently the Academic Counselor for the School of Education at Syracuse University. She holds two academic degrees. Her B.A. is in Spanish Language and Literature, with two minors in Anthropology and First Nations & Indigenous Studies from Wells College. The second is an M.Ed in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at University at Buffalo SUNY. Her graduate research focused on Indigenous women's experiences on college campuses.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


MacKenzie's in the Campus Center


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