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The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center

Staff


Advisor

Alane Varga
has been at Utica College for 33 years, working with the Womyn’s Resource Center since its beginnings. Alane first served as a counselor in Academic Support Services, and is currently the Dean for Diversity and Student Development. Her personal philosophy is: “It is necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding…for it is not difference which immobilizes us but silence.”-Audre Lorde

Interns at the Womyn’s Resource Center

Hermina Garic is the Administrative Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a junior majoring in Sociology and Political Science. She hopes to end with a career path that allows her to stand up for social justice. She started working at the Center because she passionately believes in its principles and wishes to continue advocating for women’s rights like she did in high school. Her favorite quote is “The only cure for perpetual political wrongs are inalienable rights.”-Al Rocci

Kendal Santiago is a Programming Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. She is a senior majoring in Journalism. Kendal is aware that there are serious issues affecting women and minorities within America. Joining the Womyn’s Resource Center is her next step, it is her way of taking action to help bring awareness to these issues and potentially solve them. Her favorite quote is “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

Sung Jang is a Programming Intern at the Womyn’s Resource Center. He is a junior majoring in Government & Politics. He joined the Womyn’s Resource Center to tackle issues of inequality of status from the perspective of women’s rights and their place in society. He also seeks to educate people about the achievements of women in politics, war, and history. His favorite quote is “The cheese will be served when I want it served, and I want it served now.”-Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones

 Programming Assistants at the Womyn’s Resource Center

Marjorie Tetteh is a senior majoring in International Studies. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she was inspired by the Center’s events that she attended during her first year at UC. Joining the Center to Marjorie meant that she was going to get out of her comfort zone as an international student from Ghana and meet new people on campus, while also making a difference in their daily lives through activism. Her favorite quote is “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Mikal Saxon is a senior majoring in Communication Arts. He joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because he wanted to surround himself with empowering women that he knows will help him make a change in the UC community. Mikal also wanted to join the Center in order to shed light on women’s accomplishments, because he believes that these accomplishments are rarely recognized in society. His favorite quote is “The past is the past.”

Brittany Arensman is a junior majoring in Psychology. She joined the Center because she believes in the mission of the Center and wants to help further spread that mission to the community. Her favorite quote is “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
 
 Emina Fetibegovic is a junior majoring in Psychobiology. She joined the Womyn’s Resource Center because she is passionate about empowering women and believes that the Center is the ideal organization that emulates this quality. Her favorite quote is “Be gentle, be kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically.”-Keiko Fukuda



Contact

Alane Varga, MA
Dean for Diversity & Student Development
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY, 13502 (Strebel 103)

(315) 792-3324
(315) 792-3181 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502