Black History At Bow Valley College
This year for Black History Month at Bow Valley College, we celebrated and elevated the voices of some black members of our BVC community – allowing them to tell their stories in their words. This resulted inspiring tales and historical lessons which gave us a deeper appreciation of the significance of Black History Month. Check-out a few of our favourite features.
1. Dr. Misheck Mwaba
Dr. Misheck Mwaba, President and CEO of Bow Valley College, is a compassionate and thoughtful leader who is inspired by black voices in the arts. Visit our Facebook page to learn more about Misheck’s contribution to the College, and his inspiration, Canadian playwright and poet Dr. George Elliott Clarke.
2. Kudzai Ngwerume
A vital part of our Learner Success Services team, Kudzai Ngwerume helps our BVC learners with their mental health, personal, and academic concerns. Kudzai’s passion for helping others can be, in part, attributed to the impact of Canadian politician and advocate for social justice, Honourble Jean Augustine. More about these phenomenal women, Kudzai and Jean Augustine on our Facebook page.
3. Shawn Murray
Shawn is a Marketing Specialist and valued member of the Marketing and Communications team here at Bow Valley College. He brings his can-do attitude to the team, helping us flawlessly execute our marketing needs. Shawn is inspired by Canadian track athlete Harry Jerome and his “never give up” approach to life. Visit our social platforms to learn more about Shawn and Harry Jerome.
4. Amanda Okafor
Amanda Okafor – BVC Learner Success Advisor. Amanda works closely with BVC learners to address their barriers to academic success. Amanda is inspired by Black women, like journalist and anti-slavery activist Mary-Ann Shadd Cary, who have paved the way for her. Click the photos below to find out more about Amanda and Mary-Ann.