Standing Room Only Crowd Gathers to Listen to Shared Experiences at ‘African-Americans in Times of War’ Panel Discussion

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By Mike McKissack

Retired U.S. Army Major General Marcia Anderson and Army Reservist and COD student Tanika Moore share a story during this week’s “African-Americans in Times of War” panel discussion at College of DuPage.

The event was part of the College’s Black History Month celebration. Click here to view more photos.

Anderson, the first African-American Brigadier General to serve as the Deputy Commanding General of the Army’s Human Resources Command and the first African-American female major general in the Army, Army Reserve or Active Army, discussed her motivation to enlist, the impact the military had on her character, and patriotism and civil service.  College of DuPage President and retired three-star U.S. Navy Admiral Dr. Ann Rondeau moderated the discussion, which also featured African-American veterans Felix Davis, COD Associate Professor of Computer and Internetworking; Peter James, COD Associate Professor of Business; Sherman Neal, COD Foundation President; and Moore.

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion at College of DuPage, in collaboration with various departments, students and community leaders, is hosting a series of Black History Month events. Please click here for a full list of events. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)

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