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College News

Nursing Program Expanding in 2015

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program will offer new degree and move into enlarged, remodeled facility.

Legacy Event Honors Students and Donors

TMCC Foundation hosts a festive dinner, creating connections for scholars and their benefactors.

Calendar of Events

TMCC Fall 2014 Resource Fair

Wednesday, October 22
Student Center, Dandini Campus

Free Student Workshop: Understanding Student Loans

Wednesday, October 22
RDMT 412, Dandini Campus

Allies at TMCC

The Friends and Allies of LGBTQ (FA-LGBTQ) was formed by faculty, staff and students with the intention of providing visible, tangible support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning members of the TMCC community.

The following individuals, allies, have chosen to be publicly listed for those in need of support -- by and where an allies' characteristics and abilities permit.

Note: the allies list does not imply or identify any individual's sexual orientation in any way.

TMCC Faculty and Staff

TMCC Extended Community and Students

  • Grecia Anaya, Student
  • Rerathy Natarajan, Student
  • Rosa Caldera Wells, Student
  • Etzal Corona, Student
  • David Cruz, Student
  • Lucia Garces, Student
  • Allison Harting, Student
  • Trent Lott, Student
  • Sierra Marshall, Student
  • Joyce McGlown, Student
  • Charayna Salvini, Student
  • Jamie Starrh, Student
  • Carlos Romo, Extended Community
  • Rosa Wells, Student

Ally Responsibilities/Commitment

An Ally strives to...

  • Be a friend
  • Be a listener
  • Be open-minded
  • Have his or her own opinions
  • Be willing to talk
  • Commit him or herself to personal growth in spite of the discomfort it may sometimes cause
  • Recognize his or her personal boundaries
  • Recognize when to refer an individual to additional resources
  • Confront his or her own prejudices
  • Join others with a common purpose
  • Believe that all persons regardless of age, sex, race, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation should be treated with dignity and respect
  • Engage in the process of developing a culture free of homophobia and heterosexism
  • Recognize his or her mistakes, but not use them as an excuse for inaction
  • Be responsible for empowering his or her role in a community, particularly as it relates to responding to homophobia
  • Recognize the legal powers and privileges that heterosexuals have and which LGBTQ people are denied
  • Support the Ally program of his or her university or workplace

As important as it is to define what an Ally is in a positive sense, it is also helpful to understand the boundaries of an Ally's role.

An Ally is NOT...

  • Someone with ready-made answers
  • Necessarily a counselor, nor is he or she necessarily trained to deal with crisis situations
  • Expected to proceed with an interaction if levels of comfort or personal safety have been violated