Bree D. Ring
Bree grew up in Greenville, Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in Film and Video with a focus in Computer Animation and a minor in Computer Science. Bree's career roles include freelance design as well as graphic design positions with Dow Corning, FACE, and Michigan Epic. Bree has been married for 15 years, has a 9-year-old daughter, and co-owns Motorless Motion bike shop in Mt. Pleasant with her husband. She's an avid reader and enjoys scary movies and travel. Bree began her career at CMU in 2012 as a Parking Services Specialist and is enthusiastic about her transition within the University.
Julio Velasco is from Chicago Illinois and is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, completed a Philosophy minor, and completed a certificate in Cultural Competency. During his undergraduate career, Julio served as a Peer Advisor for the Multicultural Advancement and Cofer Scholarship program and was involved in other programs such as Men About Change, Hermanos Para Unidad, Latinx Conexíon, Student Union for Racial Solidarity, and On-Belay. Julio has a strong passion for assisting underrepresented students on campus and is excited to be a part of the team.
MAC Scholars Peer Advisors
Angel Stallings is a senior from Sterling Heights, MI. She is pursuing her BSBA in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems holding a 3.96 GPA. Angel is heavily involved on campus as the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Co-Founder & Student Advisor, InterVarsity's Collegiate, Black, & Christian Facilitator, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Campus Ambassador, and mentor to many. She is an aspiring Certified Public Accountant passionate about pursuing purpose, encouraging others to discover theirs, and leaving an impact.
Lejla is from Glendale, Arizona. She is a current junior, pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Law and Economics and minors in Philosophy and English. She is also an active member of Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity).
Jamarrio is in third year at CMU. His Major is Political Science and he double minors on Legal Studies and Philosophy. Currently, he is a MAC Distinction scholar, a member of Christ Central Choir and Men About Change on campus.
Student Staff Assistants
Kiera Hollins is a Senior studying Integrative Public Relations and English Literature and Writing. She is the Central Michigan University Black Caucus president and social media and marketing Coordinator for the IMPACT Program.
Johnnie Johnson III
Johnnie is a Senior from Saginaw, Mi. with an intended major in Criminal Justice with a legal studies minor. Johnnies work in the office of Multicultural Academic Student Services as a Student Staff Assistant and also as an Inclusion Assistant in Calkins Hall. He is also a part of the male mentoring group, Men About Change.