Student Life and Student Services
National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)

NCBI Campus Affiliate Team

Pablo Negron, Director

Team Members:
Loretta S. Blitstein
Larraine A. Ellis
Teresa K. Gil
Karen Hough
John Kennedy
Deanne Martocci
Susan McDermott
Carmine Pesca
Dawn-Marie Rung
Kathryn Sullivan
David Van Aken

The Office of the President, the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Development and the Student Senate are funding several NCBI workshop training events during each semester in an effort to enhance diversity awareness on campus.

NCBI training programs produce dynamic leaders capable of examining their own group issues and then working together in local teams to develop effective prejudice programs that tackle the insidious problems of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and disability discrimination.

Lunch will be provided at each workshop.

Spring 2013 Workshop Schedule

Further information regarding each workshop will be forthcoming. For any questions, please contact Pablo Negron or Norina Dowd at (518) 629-7154.

NCBI International

Founded in 1984 in Washington, D.C., as a nonprofit leadership training organization, the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) works to eliminate prejudice and conflict in communities throughout the world. NCBI is dedicated to ending the mistreatment of every group, whether it stems from nationality, race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, job, or life circumstance.

National Coalition Building Institute
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036

The philosophy of NCBI is based on the following principles:

  • Everyone has the capacity to lead the workplace in welcoming and valuing diversity.

  • Every person and every group matters.

  • Guilt is the glue that holds prejudice in place.

  • Recognizing the misinformation learned about other people and other groups helps individuals move forward.

  • Listening to the stories of others changes attitudes and behaviors.