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Celebrate Black Heritage & Culture at ‘Letting OUR Voices Be Heard’ Event

Mitchell College invites the community to attend “Letting OUR Voices Be Heard,” a celebration of Black heritage and culture, Sunday, February 25, 1:00–5:00pm in the Clarke Center at Mitchell College (snow date is Sunday, March 3). Event admission is free, but registration is recommended. REGISTER HERE

The Black History Month event will feature dozens of Black performers and Black-owned businesses, including dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, influential Black speakers, poets, natural hair specialists, visual artists, and others. DJ Tim Allen will infuse the event with the music of Black culture, and drawings for giveaways will take place throughout the day.

First-year Mitchell College student Inonda Peterson conceived and organized the event as a way to show younger generations in the Black community that they are not defined or limited by their skin color. She is also the owner of InondaWrites, LLC, whose mission is to give a voice to those who have been silenced by pain.

Peterson said, “The sweet sounds of African drummers will welcome everyone to our event, where they can explore, support, and network with Black-owned businesses and artists. In planning this event I wanted to paint a picture of Black success to show younger generations what they can aspire to do and be. Letting OUR Voices Be Heard will showcase Black excellence, Black prosperity, and Black success and is meant to educate all ages and all skin colors about Black heritage and culture. Everyone is welcome. Let’s continue to come together to stand as one and shout from the rooftops to let our voices be heard!”

Dr. Alicia Martinez, dean of student affairs and belonging, said “Mitchell College is excited to open our doors to the community and celebrate Black culture and heritage together at Letting OUR Voices Be Heard. This event is one example of how our students are empowered to be architects of their own Mitchell experience. Inonda had an idea, enlisted support for it, and followed through to make it happen. Knowing that she is part of a community that strongly values respect, trust, and inclusion without judgment enabled her to pursue her vision with confidence.”

In a show of cross-town support, the Connecticut College Black Student Union will also be promoting the event on its campus with plans for its students to attend the event.

Performers include:
Shiloh Choir
Roodley-Interrupted (Spoken Word)
Crystal Christie (Vocalist)
Brother O (Spoken Word)
Shiloh Praise Dancers
Jordan Bostick (Vocalist)
Sheltric Peterson (Speaker)
Krystakia Rose (Vocalist)
Rose City Step Team (Dance)
Maya B (Vocalist)
Oso (Pianist)
Eliiijah (Vocalist)
Charli Lennon (Speaker)
Kela Nore’ (Vocalist)
Ysanne Marshall (Vocalist)
Sian Crespo (Spoken Word)
Gamaya (Spoken Word)
Eddie Resado (Speaker)
Deion Kelly (Vocalist)
James Hodge & Gizelle Tircuit (Dance)
1213 (Singing Group)
Tim Tallent (Gospel Rap)

Businesses & Organizations include:
Sweet Lil Details, LLC
Big Red Book Truck
Haj Wellness, LLC
Andre Rochester (Art)
The Organic Afro Chic
Sisters 2 Sisters
Lonnie Braxton
Peterseines Place 19:23 Inc.
InondaWrites, LLC
Hearing Youth Voices
Classic Jackson Arts
Serena Prince (Conn College Artist)
Exemplify to Edify, LLC
Magnolia Wellness
Goin Places WrldWide/Claws by Maddie
The Samaritan House Inc.
National Council of Negro Women
Michael Watts Apparel
Lauren Simone Publishing House
U.S. Navy


Mitchell College Players to present Vietnam 101: The War on Campus, December 10, 11 and 12.

Ticket sales are now open!

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus is a documentary theater piece about one college community’s journey during the Vietnam War years. Based on recollections of over 100 students at Oberlin College in Ohio, the play recreates a time when people were asking the same questions that are being asked today about our government and our responsibilities. Combining monologues with Story Theater-type scenes, the play covers the years 1964 to 1970, from Lyndon Johnson’s promise not to expand the war (and early, well-behaved protests) to Kent State (when the entire campus shut down), and finally an epilogue from the present.

Performances on the Clarke Center Stage at Mitchell College

December 10 at 7pm | Get tickets 
December 11 at 7pm | Get tickets
December 12 at 2pm | Get tickets

Mature themes; not suitable for young audiences.
The show will NOT be recorded for distribution.

Ticket sales are open to all members of the Mitchell community and the public. View the College’s COVID-19 policies here.

Ticket Pricing:

Mitchell College and Thames at Mitchell Students – $5
Mitchell College Faculty and Staff – $8
Mitchell College Alumni – $8
Seniors 65+ – $10
General Public – $15
Live-stream access – $20

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Mitchell College Dance/Cheer to present Fall Showcase on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.

Join us for the Mitchell College Dance/Cheer Fall Showcase 2021 in the Clarke Center at Mitchell College!
Showtimes: Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 @ 7pm each evening

The ever-popular Fall Showcase will feature original choreography to a wonderful variety of popular music, and include solo, duet, trio and quartet performances along with full-ensemble numbers. Come and enjoy brand-new offerings, as well as a reprise of several old favorites, this year presented with a twist! 

Admission is free; all members of the Mitchell community and the public are welcome to attend. View the College’s COVID-19 policies here.

The Dance/Cheer Fall Showcase may also be accessed remotely on Zoom:
Nov 5, 2021 07:00 PM
Nov 6, 2021 07:00 PM
Topic: Mitchell College Dance/Cheer
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Marc Davis Named NECC Coach of the Year.

NECC release

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Mitchell College head coach Marc Davis was named New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year on Tuesday morning as the league announced its annual women’s soccer awards.

Davis is the program’s first coach to earn the conference’s top honor. In his third season at the helm, he led Mitchell to a 5-8-2 overall record and the most wins since the 2011 campaign.

Davis also helped Mitchell clinch a postseason berth for the first time since 2016. The Mariners, who finished tied for second in the league standings at 1-1-1, will be the third seed in the 2021 NECC Women’s Soccer Championship.

Prior to Davis’s arrival, Mitchell ranked last in the NECC in goals per game (0.33) and goal-against average (4.80) in 2018. This season the Mariners ranked second in both categories, averaging 1.60 goals per game during the regular season while sporting a 2.20 goals-against average.

Davis has also enjoyed success on the recruiting trail, adding nine freshmen to the roster this season. The group—which includes recruits from Texas, Florida, California, New Jersey, Maine and Connecticut—has made a big impact on the program.

Several other awards were handed out by the conference on Tuesday, all of which were determined by a vote of the league’s head coaches. Mitchell freshman Marissa Luna was one of four selections to the NECC Sportsmanship Team.

Mitchell will face second-seeded New England College in the semifinals of the NECC Championship on Wednesday, November 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Mitchell College to Host Veterans Day Observance, Thursday, November 11.

All members of the Mitchell College community are cordially invited to attend the College’s annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The day’s events include:

10:00 am | Presentation of the National Colors at Mitchell Hall

  • Mitchell College Select Chorus
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Color Guard and Bugler
  • Invocation by George Wezner
  • Special Guests: Army Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Followed by brunch in Milner Dining Hall (Mitchell meal plans will cover the cost of the brunch; $8.50 at the door for those without a meal plan)

11:00 am | Panel Discussion with Army Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan at the Weller Center

*Note: While College administrative offices remain open on November 11, classes are not in session.