Inclusion for Impact Internship in Action

2024 Inclusion for Impact Interns

GTCC Inclusion for Impact Internships provide total immersion in faculty activities and events for early career professionals. Interns get trained in teaching and learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as being mentored and having continual support provided by full-time faculty.

Ashlyn Hargrave, adjunct instructor in business

Ashlyn Hargrave

Adjunct instructor in business

As part of the business department, Ashlyn says, "I find immense joy in sharing my knowledge and experiences with students. My goal is to transition into full-time teaching, driven by the belief that education can make a profound impact, especially in our current societal climate."

Ashlyn, who calls Winston-Salem home, earned a bachelor's degree from UNC-Charlotte and a master's degree in organizational leadership at Columbia Southern University. She also works as an AR/Operations specialist for a tech startup. Outside of work, Ashlyn loves to spend time with her daughter.

"My introduction into teaching, particularly through the Inclusion for Impact Internship, has allowed me to view education through a different lens. The opportunity to guide and influence students has become a passion, and I am excited about the potential for the positive change that education can bring."

Cryshaunda Rorie, adjunct professor in healthcare and office administration

Cryshaunda Rorie

Adjunct professor in healthcare and office administration

Cryshaunda teaches Management of Healthcare Organizations at GTCC. Cryshaunda says she is grateful to have the opportunity to learn how to be an impactful instructor while gaining lifelong tools.

She uses personal experience — both positive and negative — to encourage and motivate those she encounters. She says she believes that it is her duty to be a positive light for all genders, races and backgrounds in her community.

Cryshaunda is a published author who has a bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy and a master’s in Health Care Administration. She also is the founder of I Am Blair’s Closet LLC, a children’s clothing boutique; Suited By Cryshaunda, an online boutique for working women’s wear; C&G Investment Enterprise, a marketing and branding house; and Noelle Model & Talent Group, a kids' talent agency in the Triad.