SMC Wall of Fame
The Student Multicultural Center (SMC) Wall of Fame celebrates student leaders who are highly involved in the SMC.
The SMC enjoys rewarding students for their involvement and recognizing them for their hard work and dedication to the SMC. The SMC Wall of Fame highlights six students each year with their own plaque. This plaque includes a headshot photo and signature for each student who wins, and the plaque is mounted on the Wall of Fame for years to come. The Wall of Fame highlights students in 3 categories: The Connect, The Trendsetter, and The Presence.
“The Connect” is awarded to a student who is actively involved in the SMC. Students can participate in MEN, Sister Circle, Academic S.T.A.R.S, Kupita/Transiciones, or general SMC sponsored programs and events. In the SMC, we want our students to experience meaningful leadership positions to develop them in preparation for their futures.
“The Trendsetter” is awarded to a student who refers the highest number of people to the SMC. The SMC looks forward to seeing new faces every day. We want students to feel this is a safe space for them to enter where they can be themselves. The SMC has had countless positive impacts on students and their college experience, and we wish to continue those positive impacts.
“The Presence” is awarded to a student who has the highest attendance rate to the SMC. The SMC focuses on community building within our space. We want to see students as much as possible, whether it be for an event, eating lunch, doing homework, or connecting with other students.
The mission of the Student Multicultural Center is to cultivate a sense of belonging and cultural affirmation for our students. The SMC values the growth of the individual student and strives to connect communities that encourage and support an appreciation for difference. To support students, we collaborate with on-and off-campus stakeholders, which allows us to operate as a community, a family, and a village.
The SMC Wall of Fame was created by SMC student staff member, Kristyn Hibbett. Kristyn served on the SMC staff as a summer intern, student media specialist, and hospitality liaison. Kristyn also was involved in SMC programs as a member of the 2019 Academic S.T.A.R.S cohort and a mentor for Kupita/Transiciones. The idea for the SMC Wall of Fame originated when Kristyn, along with other students, wanted to enhance the aesthetics of the SMC Lounge with new photos representing more recent students. After Kristyn realized students wanted to be recognized for their dedication to the SMC, she saw a great opportunity for this recognition program. With support from the SMC staff, Kristyn created the SMC Wall of Fame.