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Kadrian Smith
Kadrian Smith

Undergraduate Student Coordinator

Kadrian Smith is the new Undergraduate Student Coordinator for the Multicultural Center, located in the Plemmons Student Union. Smith hails from the Greater Charlotte area, specifically Salisbury, North Carolina. Smith majors in Industrial Design, with a concentration in Product Design. Smith spends a good majority of his free time sketching, drawing, and designing products that can bring betterment to the world around him. Smith is also very active; playing various sports for fun and competition. Loving the outdoors, he enjoys camping, whitewater rafting, hiking, and any new adventure and challenge. Smith is also a music enthusiast; a lover of all types of music. Smith enjoys playing the saxophone, drums, and messing around on the piano. Smith, under the direction of Dr. Will Sheppard, is an active member of the Black Male Excellence Initiative, also known as BMEI.

Paige Pennebaker
Paige Pennebaker

Graduate Assistant

Paige Pennebaker is the Graduate Assistant for the Multicultural Center and is currently obtaining their Masters in Student Affairs Administration. Pulling from their background in storytelling and folklore, Paige strives to create space for students to explore their identity, challenge their understanding of diversity and inclusion, and build a community that continues to foster growth. In their free time, Paige enjoys reading, crafting, and hanging out at local coffee shops with friends.