Arts & Culture Committee

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Our purpose is to bring thought-provoking and relevant presenters and performers to BMCC for the students, employees, and community members to enjoy. The events include musical, cultural, artistic, and performance art, and endeavors to strengthen both the college and community through access to these events. 


Mission Statement:

The committee is dedicated to bringing programs to Pendleton and Hermiston (and other centers, where possible,) over the three main academic quarters.


Core values:

Arts and cultural activities are an important aspect of college life. It broadens minds, lifts spirits, and enriches students’ lives. Introduction to new experiences helps increase understanding and respect for one another. Accessible and relevant programs expose students, employees and community members to new and enriching experiences.


Meeting College Strategic Goals:

As part of emphasizing "Students First", the Arts and Culture Series provides them with the opportunity to observe and interact with scholars and artists.

By bringing in outside voices to discuss current issues facing our students, ACS provides yet another manner of keeping curriculum relevant and dynamic.


Meeting Dates:  

Meetings are generally on the 3rd Friday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm, in P-132.


Meeting Minutes

Current Agenda:

  • 11/15/2019

Other Documents: 



Arts and Culture Committee Members, 2019-2020


Shaindel Beers, Instructor - English

Sheri Jordan, Instructor - English

Margaret Mayer, Instructor - Music

Deyanira Morales, Instructor - Spanish

Ki Russell, Instructor - English

Alison Timmons (chair), Instructor - English


Daniel Anderson, Dean of Instruction, Arts and Science

Bonnie Day, Grants Manager

John Fields, VP of Instruction

Margaret Gianotti, Executive Director of BMCC Foundation

Jacelyn Keys, Director, Hermiston Center

Roman R. Olivera, M.S., Director, TRIO/Student Support Services

Abby Pierson, Early College Connections Coordinator

Jean Reiher (recorder), Academic Department Specialist

Lori Sams, Director of Feves Art Gallery

Austin Schick, Student Life Program Coordinator

Annie C. Smith, Native Student Counselor and CTUIR Liaison

Jennie Wolfe, Student Financial Aid Advisor

Brittany Young, Director, Library and Media Services