Inclusive Exhibit of “Hidden Figures” at Springfield Museums
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New Exhibit—Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move—Opens Feb 15
“Janine Fondon has raised the voices of equity and inclusion to a new level. She has highlighted the contributions of so many ‘hidden figures’ in our past. Women of all ages will be encouraged to continue in those courageous and creative footsteps and excel beyond their wildest dreams and aspirations,” said Dr. Carol A. Leary, President of Bay Path University.
About Janine Fondon
Janine Fondon is Assistant Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Communications at Bay Path University. She has received degrees from New York University and Colgate University. Fondon has worked to advance diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural communication in corporations, communities, and educational institutions. Her work on diversity councils, boards of directors, leadership teams, and community projects has helped raise unheard voices, establish inclusive practices, and highlight history. Also, over the past fifteen years, she has co-directed her own enterprise, UnityFirst.com, with her husband Tom and daughter Nikai.
A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, she received an honorary degree from Springfield Technical Community College citing her leadership at WTCC 90.7 FM radio, a faculty award from Bay Path University in honor of her leadership efforts, recognition for her career in education by the prestigious African-American Female Professors Association, and a 2019 media/education award from the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)-New England Chapter among others.
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 30 graduate programs for women and men, including doctorate degrees; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.