The Mary Renault Society

The Triangle Area of North Carolina

Queer Life on College Campuses

This discussion will discuss the circumstances and spaces navigated by today’s college students as well as by those who work there. Is the current campus environment more or less inclusive than campuses of prior decades? What types of mentors are visible or possible for students? How does work on college campuses affect heterosexism and transphobia in the larger society? These questions and more will be fodder for discussion with our two speakers at the March 23rd meeting of the Mary Renault Society.

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Dr. Terri PhoenixDr. Terri Phoenix graduated from East Carolina University (BA), UNC-Greensboro (MS), and the University of Georgia (PhD). (Terri uses "T" as a gender non-specific pronoun in place of a gendered pronoun, e.g., ‘she’ or ‘he’). T is happy to answer any questions folks might have about this pronoun use.) T has 20 years’ experience working with youth in a wide range of settings, including therapeutic group homes, detention centers, psychiatric hospitals, high schools, and non-profit organizations, and T served on the Executive Board for the Consortium of Higher Education Resource Professionals from 2010-2012. Dr. Phoenix is now the Director of the LGBTQ Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Outside of work, T loves to spend time with family and friends, walk in the woods, ride T’s motorcycle, and work on home improvement projects. T lives in Durham, North Carolina with T’s wife Kendra and daughter Duncan.

Justine HollingsheadMs Justine Hollingshead earned her BA from Slippery Rock University and an MA in Higher Education from the University of Maryland-College Park. Since then, in addition to work in the business sector, she has spent over twenty years working as a higher education administrator at three campuses across the country. Ms Hollingshead became head of the GLBT Center at NC State in 2008.

Outside work, as a paramedic she has done medical service in post-earthquake Haiti, post-Katrina Mississippi, and post-Floyd eastern NC, and she remains active with the Cary Area EMS. She was married in 2012, and she and her partner Debbie (and their cat and dog, Little Man and Tillie) live in Morrisville.


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