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The BCC's Staff

The Center's staff counsels, advises, and assists students and their organizations, and provides consultative services to other campus staff and student organizations.  The director/assistant dean and administrative assistant oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center. The staff is always open to students needing sound advice and strong support.


Dion Lewis
Dean of Junior Class and Director, Black Cultural Center
Phone: (610) 328-8456

Simone Hayes
Administrative Assistant to the BCC
Phone: (610) 328-8456
Fax: (610) 690-5711

Nakia Waters
Program Coordinator, Black Cultural Center
Phone: (610) 690-5541

BCC Student Interns 

Programming Interns

Brandon Ekweonu '20

Tinbite Kelemwork '22 

Musa Salaam '22 

Terence (TJ) Thomas '21

House Managers 

Rasheed Bryan '20

James Garcia '19 

Winfred Nemlin '20 

Jolleen Opula '21

Research Interns

Angeline Etienne '22 

Ayo George '22  

Joy George '20

Sara Laine '21

Catherine Williams '19 

Web Design Intern
Navdeep Maini '19 

Black Cultural Center (BCC) Library Coordinators

David Vacianna '19 

Thomas Stanton '19


BCC Student Groups

2017-2018 SASS Executive Board:
President: Aynnichelle Slappy '20
Vice President: Wrenn Odim '20
Secretary: Taylor Tucker '20
Social Coordinator: Joy George '20
Civic & Political Action Coordinator: Coleman Powell '20
Outreach Coordinator: Alexis Riddick '20

2017-2018 SASA Executive Board:
President: Brandon Ekweonu '20 
VP: Evangeline Adjei-Danquah '20
Secretary: Joy George '20
Treasurer: Ibrahim M Tamale '20
Events Coordinator: Kaleb Forson '20
General Board Member: Maxine Annoh '18

2017-2018 SOCA Executive Board:
Presidents: Catherine Williams '19 and Rasheed Bryan '20
Treasurer: Catherine Williams '19 
Historian: Naja Smith '20
Outreach Coordinator: Zara Williams-Nicholas '19
Secretary: Lydia Koku '18 [temporary]

Swarthmore Gospel Choir
Co-Leaders: Elizabeth Gonzalez & Kayonna Tindle 
Gospel Choir Director: RayShawn Davidson


2016-2017 ROOTS (Black STEM Students)
Jessica Lewis ‘19 (
Jessica Malisa ‘19 (

2017-2018 ABLLE (shared with IC)
Co Presidents: Abdulrezak Kemal '19 & Angel Padilla '18