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Taste of Success
Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Lunch and Learn Seminars

Join us for our April PASAE Taste of Success. This event will be virtual.

April Taste of Success: Beyond Tolerance - Celebrating Difference, Investing in Community 

Presenter/Speaker: Danielle Lynch, SWA/Athletics Coordinator, Penn State Harrisburg 

Presentation Description: Danielle Lynch will lead a discussion surrounding social justice concerns in our society today. She will highlight key events in history that have led us to this present state of social unrest and arm participants with best practices of self-reflection, active allyship, and activism that will help to celebrate diverse communities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to define, address, and discuss microagressions.

2. Participants will understand and be able to discuss what privilege is.

3. Participants will create an action plan for inclusive excellence.

The event is worth continuing education credits: 

CAE CE Credits = 1.0 hours

CMP CE Credits = 1.0 hours

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About the Presenter:

Leadership and diversity strategist, Danielle Lynch, is passionate about making diversity accessible for leaders and organizations. She is a lifelong learner and educator and truly a coach of coaches. Danielle focuses on extracting the lived experiences of individuals to help to guide communities in learning the mechanisms of equity and justice and applying them to achieve tangible results.

The first head coach in program history, Danielle Lynch enters her ninth season at the helm of Penn State Harrisburg men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field in 2020-21. The 2019 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year has also served as the head coach of the cross-country program since 2013.

In addition to her coaching role, Lynch also serves as Penn State Harrisburg’s Senior Woman Administrator, Student-Athlete Welfare Coordinator, department Title IX designee, department Athletics Diversity & Inclusion Designee and sits on several university committees including the Senior Athletic Leadership Committee, the Development Committee for Athletics, SAF (Student Activity Fee), Title IX Self Study, and the WEcAREFoodPantry. She is a charter member of the Alliance for Women’s Coaches, an NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy Graduate, a Women Leaders in College Sports Member, and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated. Lynch is the Chair of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Senior Woman Administrators and the Vice-Chair of the NEAC Cross Country Coaches. Lynch is the facilitator for the college's Multicultural Academic Excellence Program (MAEP) and a coordinator for the college's Multicultural Graduation Celebration. Lynch is responsible for bringing thought leaders in the areas of social justice, diversity, gender, inclusion, antiracism, power, and privilege to provide training and continuing education.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology from Rutgers in 2003, Lynch earned her Masters of Science in Education from Bucknell in 2010 and is a licensed teacher. Lynch is a Doctoral Candidate in the Lifelong Learning in Adult Education program at Penn State University and has a research focus on the lived experiences of Black male professional athletes in light of the current social justice movements. Lynch is an NCAA and GreenDot bystander intervention facilitator and an ONETEAM LGBTQ facilitator. Lynch has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and has been recently featured in CNN’s “Go There” where she and her husband addressed the challenges of raising Black children in today’s America. She currently resides in Harrisburg, Pa. with her family.