Black History Month: A Celebration of Local Role Models

Inspiring the Next Generation

An incredible panel of leaders shares their personal experiences living and working in Colorado. Hear about their role models and discover your own during this celebratory forum on Black History Month, leadership and community.  

Saturday, February 23, 1 – 3 PM

Moderated panel, followed by Q&A.


Brian M. Argrow, PhD, University of Colorado
Argow is the department chair for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Aerospace Engineering Sciences program. He is also the director of Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing (IRISS) program and a professor of aerospace engineering. He is the director of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) and a fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Grant Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Brown is a wildlife officer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. He received the 2016 Outstanding Ranger award for demonstrating exceptional service to Colorado. Brown worked his way up from a seasonal employee in 2001 to serve as a senior park ranger.
Floyd Cobb, PhD, Colorado Department of Education
Cobb is the executive director of the Teaching & Learning Unit for the Colorado Department of Education. Cobb grew up in San Diego and was the first in his family to graduate college. He holds a master of arts from George Washington University and a doctorate of philosophy, curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver.
Ashaun Drumago, Denver Fire Department
Drumago has been a fire fighter with the Denver Fire Department for six years.  He grew up in Aurora and wanted to be a fire fighter for as long as he can remember. He was featured in the Colorado Firefighter Calendar in April 2017.
Suandria Hall, MA, LPCC | My Choice My Power
Hall is a counselor and coach based in Denver. She helps people remove obstacles and discover options they don’t know they have.
Rochelle Johnson, Rochelle Johnson Studio
Johnson is primarily a figurative artist who grew up in one of Denver’s most diverse neighborhoods. She uses shape, value and color to expose the emotion and energy of her subjects. Her paintings show stories of urban people, their struggles and joys, their emotions and their humanity.
Charleszine “Terry” Nelson, Denver Public Library
Nelson works as the senior special collection and community resource manager with the Denver Public Library.
Thomas Russell, Falcon High School
Russell is an information technology Teacher at Falcon High School. His career began with the U.S. Army in 1977 and continued with Time Warner Telecom. He’s became a teacher through Troops to Teachers (TTT), a program that helps veterans discover new careers in teaching.