Room Committees

Notice

The Nationalty Rooms will not be decorated for the 2021 Holiday Season given that tours will end on December 15 and will not reopen again until mid-January. The Holiday Open House will take place online from December 5th through the 12th. Please look under the Events menu to view the calendar of events for the week.

The primary mission of the Nationality Rooms Program is to attract and retain the participation of the region’s ethnic communities in preserving and perpetuating their heritages at the University. We're aided in this mission by the room committees, which have devoted decades to the creation of Nationality Rooms. They also serve the University community by providing faculty grants, undergraduate and graduate scholarships for summer study abroad, and enhancing library, archival, artifact, and individual resources for research related to those cultures.

These Committees have dedicated nationality/heritage classrooms at the University and remain active Committees through participation in the intercultural exchange programs. As a prime goal of the program is to promote intercultural understanding, Committee membership is open to anyone who has an interest in participating in a Committee. The work of the committees is supported through annual membership dues.

Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Levon Janpoladyan
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Edgar Braun
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Shellie Yeung
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Kimberly Szczypinski

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Committee Chair:
Seija Cohen
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Roberta Hatcher
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Bartholomäus Béla Pater
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Robert Medonis
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Kristen Risa
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Leszek Wajler
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Uliana Khozevnikova
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Nancy Flury Carlson
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Dale Richards