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    Inspiring change with Choquette Hamilton

    By csmurrey
    Published: May 5, 2010

    As an undergraduate, Choquette Hamilton knocked on President Faulkner’s door urging for diversity. “We want change and we need change,” Hamilton declared to Faulkner.

    Now, with two master degrees and a doctorate degree under way, Hamilton has returned to the university to continue her journey inspiring change.

    In her newly appointed role as director of the Multicultural Information Center (MIC), Hamilton helps provide diverse educational opportunities and support services for students who are underrepresented on campus. She also serves as the executive director of Student Diversity Initiatives.

    “Because I have seen the personal impact through my own personal experience, I know the power that these students can have,” she said.

    With the motto “UT works because staff work,” Staff Appreciation Week is an opportunity for members of the university community to show appreciation for the hard work and commitment of university staff.

    View more audio slideshows featuring university staff:
    Searching the stars with Lara Eakins
    Hitting the high notes with Charles Ball

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      Andrea Jackson said on May 25, 2010 at 9:47 a.m.
      I've been away for a while, and I didn't know Choquette (I lovingly knew her as Cookie =)) was the director of the MIC. I spent a lot of my 4 years at UT in the MIC. I'm so excited and proud of her!!!
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      Sharon Justice said on May 10, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.
      Sooooo happy to see you highlighted as a UT staff member. You are making a difference and the students are so fortunate to have you as their advocate. And yes, I did know you when, huh? Standing next to the statue of Barbara Jordan is the ideal location for your photo. What a special meaning it has for so many of us! Wishing you the best! Sharon
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      Staff Profile: Inspiring Change with Choquette Hamilton said on May 6, 2010 at 11:05 a.m.
      [...] profile of MIC Director Choquette Hamilton was featured this week on the KNOW web site of the University of Texas at Austin. Hamilton discusses the role of the MIC, the importance of [...]
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      » Know Staff Profile: Choquette Hamilton UTSC Staff Appreciation Week said on May 6, 2010 at 10:35 a.m.
      [...] Watch the video profile on Know [...]
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