Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center



GBCC Ambassadors


Michael Quarles

GBCC Ambassador

Hello, my name is Michael, and I'm a senior here at WIU. I major in sociology and minor in communication, so view the world in a very unique lense.  When I'm not at my apartment, you can usually find me at Vince Grady field with the WIU Men's Soccer Club. I can't wait to meet new people!





teka Tekieel (Teka)Powell

GBCC Ambassador

I am an Exercise Science Major. I am originally from Evanston, IL. I enjoy every event at the MCC and cannot chose a favorite. I see genuine support with so much love and encouragement in every event at the MCC.



 lonye Lonye Poole

GBCC Ambassador

Hi, I am Lonye, a junior at WIU that's majoring in forensic psychology. I am from the south suburbs of Chicago. I am 20 years old and I consider myself an outgoing person who strives in helping and providing means for others. Giving back and making a difference to those around me is something I take pride in.




ess Essence Elms

GBCC Ambassador

Hey Everyone,

My name is Essence Elms I am a first generation college student graduating in December 2019.  I am currently a Communication major and Marketing minor. When I am not in the many meetings that consume my time daily, I enjoy traveling and  binge watching some of my favorite shows, currently I am watching Orphan Black.