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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

“NCCC is committed to creating a diverse environment for all of the valued stakeholders within our institutional community.  We endeavor to create an atmosphere where people are emboldened to stand up and speak up because their voices will not only heard but respected and responded to.”

– Dr. William J. Murabito, President

Dr. William J. Murabito, President

Cultivating Diversity in the Classroom and the Workplace

Students in courtyard

The NCCC Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee was created in September 2016. It serves as an initiative to actively engage the whole college community in recognizing the importance of diversity for assuring the success of all members of our college community, including students, staff, faculty, and administration, in an ever-increasingly global environment.

Are you interested in contributing to the NCCC JEDI Committee?
Contact John D Strong

Are you a student who is interested in applying to the SUNY Student Assembly and its JEDI task force?

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is proud to select the theme for the observance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month in May 2023 as “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity”.

Opportunity is defined as “a set of circumstances that make it possible to do something”. Opportunity can be built, it can be accessed, it can be achieved, or it can be given. It has been the foundation of our great Nation and thus America is known to be the land of opportunity. Each year, thousands of immigrants from all over the world come to the United States to gain access to these opportunities. No matter who you are, you can achieve anything in this country if you put your mind to it. To keep the Nation moving forward, the capable ones must lend a hand to those in need and provide an opportunity for them to advance, as well.

To read more about this, and the important and unique contributions of our AANHPI citizens, please visit the FAPAC website , and remember that there is no U.S.A. without all of US.

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Freddy O. Arzuaga


Freddy O. Arzuaga ’23

Freddy O. Arzuaga graduated from Buffalo Alternative HS, and is currently enrolled in NCCC. He is majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and also a active member of The Men of Merit (which is sponsored by the Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network on behalf of the Buffalo Fatherhood Initiative Freddy was quoted as saying, “In 2018 I decided I had enough of the streets and I wanted to seek recovery…through my recovery I met my roommate Jacob (Flemming), he was really really cool… he was already attending NCCC and he kept insisting that I fill out the application for it (which I did). Niagara County Community College has impacted my life greatly! (I am now) a person that’s highly motivated and wants more of this! I’ve been on the Dean’s list three times… and received (multiple) awards. I am going to transfer to Buffalo State University to pursue Social Work and a minor in Psychology. With this I want to show my kids that anything’s possible.”

John D Strong


John D Strong
Chief Diversity and Equity Officer
Phone: 716-614-5900
Location: H-162

Read Officer Strong’s biography