As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible. That’s why I’m starting 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com. The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new everyday for the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. The list will include some of leaders in the social web space, startups, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. So for the next 28 days, come back to visit SocialWayne.com to see who’s on the list. For day 26, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Damond L. Nollan
Damond L. Nollan is the IT Manager for Web Services at North Carolina Central University. He provides leadership to a team of developers responsible for the creation and maintenance of NCCU.edu. He has over 10 years of professional experience building and managing the web infrastructure for both private companies and public universities. Most notably, he served seven years with his alma mater Elizabeth City State University.
As a speaker, Mr. Nollan has presented at numerous professional conferences, which include ScienceOnline2010, Educause Southeast Regional Conference, Thurgood Marshall’s Member University Professional Institute, C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference, and the Middle Eastern Province Council Meeting.
As a blogger, Damond, along with close family and friends, started an online journal community known as The Labyrinth in 2002. The award-winning site helped to nurture a number of talented artists and musicians over the years. In 2009, after a three-year hiatus, he returned to blogging with his current project DamondNollan.com, where he writes about social media, fatherhood, IT management, and higher education.
Mr. Nollan holds a B.S. from Elizabeth City State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and is presently working on the Doctorate of Business Administration from the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix.
Damond is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. where he serves on the board of directors for the Middle Eastern Province, Chairman of the province training committee, and Chapter Polemarch of Smithfield Alumni.
In his off time, Damond enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with his family of five in Smithfield, NC.
Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.
Also check out past entires on http://28daysofdiversity.com