Multicultural Center


Ramat Dada

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I'm a Health Service Management Major with a Minor in Business. The MCC is a safe place where I have called home for the past four years since I have been at Western. My favorite MCC event is Taste of Africa hosted by the African Student Association because the event brings the African culture to the campus and the Macomb community. Incoming freshmen should get involved on campus but also remember what they are here for and do their best with everything they do here! A quote that I live by is

"God is within her, she will not fail!"


Mireya Grant

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I am majoring in LEJA with a minor in Psychology. I am from Chicago, IL. The MCC to me, is an open area for ALL students that provides comfort while allowing students to de-stress from their day-to-day class schedule. The best advice I can give to ALL students is to keep an open mind when meeting new people, staying focused but most importantly, not forgetting why they came to college, staying true to themselves and enjoying their time.

A quote I live by

"You're not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You're constantly changing, experiences don't stop. Stay positive"


Israel "Izzy" Alberto

Pronouns | He, Him, His

My name is Israel Alberto but everyone calls me Izzy. Born and raised on the South East Side of Chicago. Currently serving as the President of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Alpha Iota Chapter, and the Secretary of Cultural Expressions. My Major is Marketing with a double Minor in Music Business and Creative Writing. I have a passion for empowering others. My passions include creating music, empowering others, and embracing my Mexican roots.

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Janae Patterson

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

Janae is a junior studying chemistry and zoology, she is the secretary for Campus Girl Scouts, and is a member of The Good Girl Movement.



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Yazmin Laserna

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

Hi, my name is Yazmin. I am a sophomore this year, majoring in Forensic Psychology and minoring in Criminalistics. I am very involved on campus. I am a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, the VP of Public Relations for the Panhellenic Council, a member of the MMA club, as well as I'm looking into getting involved in a few other organizations this semester. I also work in the MRO in Morgan. My favorite quote is  “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.” I am always pushing myself to do things out of my comfort zone to better myself and have new experiences.


Cindy Guzman

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I am a Social Work major here at WIU. I am originally from Streamwood, IL. The MCC, to me, means a place where all are invited and welcomed to be themselves without fear of being an outcast. It is a place full of smiles and kind people. I would tell incoming students to be sure to join at least one club! It is the best way to make friends and find people who have similar interests as you.

I live by the quote,

"No Rain No Flowers" -Unknown.


Shakyria Bailey

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I am a junior. Majoring in Political Science, minoring in African American Studies. I am from Zion, iL. The MCC to me is a safe place; I consider the MCC my home here at Western. My favorite event is BSA’s after dark.

My favorite quote is,

"By Any Means Necessary." -Malcolm X