The Celebrate Diversity Team is responsible for developing, coordinating and/or facilitating college-wide initiatives which aid in fostering a campus culture which is welcoming, safe, and inclusive of all stakeholders and supports Pratt Community College’s diversity core value.

Pratt Community College respects, values, and celebrates the diversity of our students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve, believing that diversity enriches the educational experience.

Join Us!

The Celebrate Diversity Team meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the Delmar Riney Art Gallary located in the Riney Student Conference Center across from the cafeteria. 

If you would like to join, please connect with Lisa Perez-Miller via e-mail at for a live meeting connection or recorded sessions.

Celebrating Diversity at PCC

Check out the Beaver Buzz Newsletter each month for how PCC is celebrating diversity on campus and within the college!

Experiencing Diversity Through Food

To recognize and celebrate diversity within our PCC community we are hoping to share, swap and exchange food traditions and recipes. 

Share with us your favorite foods, traditions and recipes and we will do the same. Complete the form to be included in a digital cookbook available soon! 

We can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up and can’t wait to learn about your traditions and where you come from.

Diversity Spotlight

Lucas Cordeiro, Assistant Director of Financial Aid 
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

I am originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. When I was 14 I moved to Sao Paulo, the largest city in the county with over 40 million people. I moved to the U.S when I was 19 to go to college and play soccer. I lived in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, for 4 years and then went to Tulsa to play professional soccer for 2 years. All of my family still lives in Brazil, besides my brother who goes to college in Oklahoma.

Brazil is well known for their love of soccer, Carnaval, dances and parties. Brazilians have so much passion for the sport, especially soccer. Big soccer players came from Brazil, such as Ronaldo, Pele, Ronaldinho, etc. Carnaval is a traditional festival that happens in February before Lent begins, it is the biggest celebration in Brazil. The cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are particularly famous for their parades. Brazil is also famous for their New Year’s Eve party. The celebration include wearing all-white clothes, lighting candles and setting small boats loaded with trinkets into the ocean. Everyone get together at the beaches to watch the midnight fireworks display.

Food: First thing that comes to mind is a Brazilian barbecue, where premium cuts are seasoned just with salt, before being grilled over charcoal. Brigadeiros (chocolate truffle), Pão de queijo (Cheese and bread), Feijoada (Hearty stew of black beans, sausages and pork), Coxinha (‘little thigh’) is another popular choice, made with shredded chicken and mashed potato. Pastel (deep-fried parcels of crisp pastry, filled with cheese or ground beef).

Facts: Brazil is the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese. Brazil is the largest country in South America. The capital city is Brasilia, while the largest city is Sao Paulo. The population in Brazil is around 200 million people. The Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the 7 Wonders of the World.only 1% of the country still uses. It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world! We will always offer you a cup of tea and a biscuit when you come to visit!