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Mission Statement

Created in 2003, the mission of the Allies Project at Macalester College is to form a group of staff, students, and faculty who are committed to creating safer and supportive environments and communities for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, class, age, or ability. Macalester’s community members have multifaceted personal identities, and on an individual and group level these multiple identities can be celebrated or denied, affirmed or oppressed, and be the source of strength, pride, and/or struggle. Allies of the Allies Project provide support and resources to individuals and/or groups who are exploring their own feelings and/or are struggling with issues related to their multiple identities.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Allies Project is to allow students, staff, and faculty to easily identify supportive spaces and people on campus, feel comfortable and safer in a confidential environment, express any issues and concerns in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, and access information and educational resources. The Allies Project symbol is a message to all Macalester community members that oppressive comments and actions will not be accepted or tolerated and will be addressed in an educational and informative manner.

Allies Project Training

To become an Allies Project Ally, you must attend a training workshop. To register for a workshop, e-mail Karla Benson Rutten.

FALL 2014 TRAINING DATES

Wednesday, August 20
10:00am - 11:45am

Thursday, September 18
8:00pm - 9:45pm

Tuesday, October 14
3:00pm - 4:45pm

Thursday, November 13
3:00pm - 4:45pm

CURRENT Members

  • Lin Aanonsen, Chemistry
  • Brigetta Abel, German Studies
  • Anissa Abdel-Jelil '15
  • Aaron Albertson, Library
  • Stephanie Alden, MAX Center
  • Issa Ali '15
  • Jeff Allen, Admissions
  • Kathryn Anastasi '15
  • Nancy Anderson, Financial Aid
  • Katie Aulwes, Advancement
  • Amanda-Rae Barboza, Residential Life
  • Lucy Bauer, Admissions
  • Mark Bechtel, Campus Center
  • Abaki Beck '15
  • Jan Beebe, English
  • Karla Benson Rutten, DML
  • Afifa Benwahoud, DML
  • Jacki Betsworth, Library
  • Pamela Birch, Health & Wellness
  • Charles Birge '15
  • Paige Blazei '15
  • Daniel Bomberg '16
  • Nancy Bostrom, Assessment
  • Sarah Boyer, Biology
  • Louisa Bradtmiller, Environmental Studies
  • Lisa Bramlet, Admissions
  • Lisa Broek, Health & Wellness
  • Brett Campbell '15
  • Valerie Cardozo '17
  • Kim Chandler, Athletics
  • Devavani Chatterjea, Biology
  • Aaron Colhapp, ISP
  • Lisa Cohen '16
  • David Collins, Library
  • Demetrius Colvin, DML
  • Rachel Costello '15
  • Di Cui '17
  • Marilyn Cragoe, Financial Aid
  • Neely Crane-Smith '06, Alumni Office
  • Daymond Dean, Alumni Office
  • Rebecca DeJarlais Ortiz, Communications
  • Margo Dickinson, Anthropology
  • Sarah Dillard '15
  • Samuel Doten '16
  • Cheryl Doucette, Communications
  • Keith Edwards, Campus Life
  • Mary Emanuelson, CDC
  • Betsy Emerson, Athletics
  • Nina Escrivå Fernandez '17
  • Tia Eskridge '17
  • Ariel Estrella '15
  • Angi Faiks, Library
  • Polly Fassinger, Institutional Research
  • Terri Fishel, Library
  • Stephanie Fernandez '17
  • Addy Free, Registrar's Office
  • Katy Gabrio, Library
  • Gage Garretson '16
  • Julia Gay '16
  • Margaret Gehring, Athletics
  • Mariah Geiger '15
  • Theresa Gienapp, Development
  • Beth Giese, Advancement
  • Nanette Goldman, Classics
  • Rob Granfelt '15
  • Brett Gray, Residential Life
  • Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
  • Li Guan '15
  • Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, CEC
  • Luciano Guzman'16
  • Cyrus Hair '15
  • Sophia Hansen-Day '15
  • Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Student Affairs
  • Rebecca Hawk '16
  • Muyuan He '16
  • Ginny Heinrich, Library
  • Lillian Hexter '16
  • Beth Hillemann, Library
  • Ellen Holte-Werle ‘97, Library
  • Amy Holter, Business Services
  • Julie Honebrink, Development
  • Jim Hoppe, Student Affairs
  • Becky Hoye, Chemisty
  • Tsz Kin "Kenny" Hui '15
  • Cat Jacquet, History
  • Min Young Jang '16
  • Ruth Janisch Lake, CEC
  • Mary Johnson, Student Accounts
  • Rachel Kamagne-Jones '07, International Center
  • Nachiket Karnik, Admissions
  • Sophie Keane '16
  • Henry Kellison '17
  • Andrea Kiang '17
  • Minah Kim '16
  • Taren Kingser, Annual Fund
  • Joseph Klein '16
  • Stephanie Kobbe ‘08, Admissions
  • Barron Koralesky, ITS
  • Madeleine Kornfeld '16
  • Benjamin Kromash '16
  • Lynette Lamb, Communications
  • Lisa Landreman, Student Affairs
  • Kate Larson, CDC
  • Charlotte Lastra '15
  • Torri Lattimore, Health & Wellness
  • Ginny Lee '17
  • elisa lee '15
  • Erica Lee '15
  • Carina Lei '14
  • Tori Lewis '15
  • Elena Lindstrom '17
  • Brian Lush, Classics
  • Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, DML
  • Sophie Macks '16
  • Christie Manning, Environmental Studies
  • Eily Marlow ‘97, Lilly Project
  • Adan Martinez '16
  • Aparna Mazumdar '16
  • Sedric McClure, MAX Center
  • Mica McLaughlin, Health & Wellness
  • Carol Mejia '15
  • Alizarin Menninga '15
  • Jon Mergens, Residential Life
  • Marian Michaels '15
  • Luke Mielke '16
  • Jake Mohan, MAX Center
  • Kate Mohan '15
  • Gabrielle Morgenstern '16
  • Randall Morris-Ostrom, Health & Wellness
  • Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs
  • Rebecca Murtha '16
  • Antara Nader '15
  • Karla Nagy, IGC
  • Zoe Nardone '16
  • Isabel Nelson '04, Admissions
  • Amelia Nielson '08, Annual Fund
  • Noah Nieting '17
  • Mia Nosanow, Health & Wellness
  • Tyler O'Brien '16
  • Christine Ohenewah '15
  • Molly Olsen, Hispanic Studies
  • Lee Olson, Anthropology
  • Elise Ong '16
  • Joan Ostrove, Psychology
  • Paul Overvoorde, Biology
  • Rachel Ozer-Bearson '16
  • Mitch Paquette '16
  • Elyan Paz, Admissions
  • Ross Peterson '15
  • Alexa Peters Posner '16
  • tanya e. pfeffer, ITS
  • Herta Pitman, History & Classics
  • Harry Pontiff, ITS
  • Michael Porter, Internship Office
  • Doroteja Postonjski '17
  • Lena Pransky '16
  • Shayna Prochovnick '16
  • Selena Pruitt '16
  • Marta Radcliffe, CDC
  • Natalie Ramos '16
  • John Rapos, Student Accounts
  • Lisa Ray, CDC
  • Hannah Rehak '15
  • Sarah Richman '16
  • Bailey Roberts '15
  • Brian Rosenberg, President
  • Doug Rosenberg, Business Services
  • Robert Rossi, Chemistry
  • Rachel Rostad '15
  • Ted Rueff, Health & Wellness
  • Isabel Ruelas '15
  • Sara Saltman '15
  • Leah Sand, Hispanic Studies 
  • Jenae Schmidt, Financial Aid
  • Ollie Schminkey '16
  • Kelsey Schultz, International Center
  • Kathie Scott, American Studies
  • Laura Secord, Library
  • Joseph Vandy Sengeh '16
  • Beth Severy-Hoven, Classics
  • Jan Shaw-Flamm, Communications
  • David Sisk, ITS
  • Brooke Skinner-Drawz, Health & Wellness
  • John Stark '16
  • Brian Stephenson '10, Alumni Office
  • Isaac Stewart-Silver '15
  • Kelly Stone, CRSL
  • Gina Marie Storch '17
  • Emma Stout '15
  • Rachel Swanson '15
  • Biftu Takele '16
  • Jinath Tasnim '16
  • Eden Teller '17
  • Philana Tenhoff, Admissions
  • Julian Thies '16
  • Eva Timmons, Annual Fund
  • Hannah Trostle '15
  • Amanda Underwood, Donor Relations
  • Kaara Vasquez '17
  • Alizeé Vignon '16
  • Melinda Vogel '11, Admissions
  • Anne Walsh
    Admissions
  • Stephanie Walters, Health & Wellness
  • Ru Meng (Dan) Wang '17
  • Alexander Watson '17
  • Andy Williams, Campus Center
  • Carolyn Willis '15
  • Pamela Yates-Watson, Advancement
  • Keri Ann Yatogo '16