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Say “Hello” to Our New History Instructor
Please welcome GCC’s new history instructor, Alyssa Arnell, who will be taking over the History Department reins from Professor Emeritus, Dovi Afesi. Alyssa, who prefers feminine pronouns, has two Master’s degrees–a Master’s of Art in History from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master’s in Science in Legal Studies from Kaplan University. In addition to teaching online for Dillard University, a historically black college/university, for nine years, she also recently worked for the National Park Service.
Alyssa is not just new to the area; she’s VERY new to the area, having just arrived in town from New Orleans last Friday, August 25th. She was relieved to miss the big storm that arrived there nipping at her heels. When asked what in particular attracted her to the position and the college, she expressed excitement over the opportunity to be part of an inclusive environment and to build a history program that celebrates diverse voices.
In response to the question of whether there was anything else she’d like to share with her new colleagues, Alyssa said that she likes to paint landscapes in oil of places she has visited and loved. She has one painting in progress of one of the New Orleans’ cemeteries, often referred to as the “cities of the dead,” which seems very much in keeping with the topic of “history.”
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