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Demetrius Chance

A Fayetteville native, Demetrius has used his past experiences and battles with mental illness as avenues to help others. As a former Lieutenant security officer in the state of North Carolina Demetrius has used his training and leadership skills over the years as a way to inspire and empower those he meets. Demetrius is a loving husband to Dr. Nuchelle Chance, a Psychology Professor at Fort Hays State University, and dedicated father of 5.

Demetrius is a para-educator for the USD489 School District, he is a full-time student at Fort Hays State University. He is the President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness on the campus of Fort Hays State University, as well as an advisory member and marketing personnel for the Fort Hays State University's Black Student Union. In December of 2020, was nominated and recently inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Demetrius was elected and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Ellis County. He is also the Co-founder of the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Community of Ellis County. Demetrius is a very strong advocate for the Black Lives Matter Movement. Formally diagnosed with several mental diagnoses himself, Demetrius has become an international mentor and support personnel for all who suffer with mental health illness. Demetrius says, “with everything I have been through in my life, all I want to do is make a difference in other people’s lives.”

Demetrius has great aspirations to not only expand Can You See Me?,as a brand but also to further his career in public speaking. He is very optimistic and eager to find out what new endeavors lay ahead for him.

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Dr. Nuchelle Chance

Dr. Nuchelle L. Chance is a social activist, educator, academic, scholar, mentor, advocate, leader and the list goes on.
As a Black woman who has endured extreme adversity her fortitude continues to push her to motivate and inspire. Being driven by the help and support that she received from those who had “made it” she continues to reach back for the next generation. Her living testament is the modified quote by Psychologist Carl Jung that “[You] are not what happened to you [or where you came from], [you] are what [you] choose to become.”
She has been a public speaker, panelist, professional, financial, and academic advisor as well has having been recognized as one of The Fayetteville Observer’s 2016 Forty under 40 recipient, Fort Hays State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year, and a recipient of several grants.
As someone who works in higher education and is all too aware of the racial and sexual disparities that exist in this industry, Dr. Chance is increasingly motivated to inspire young girls and women to strive for leadership development while promoting an advanced education. Using her platform and being unapologetically and unabashedly vocal and visible on social justice matters she continues to fight, support and advocate for all underrepresented, marginalized and oppressed groups. Since moving to Hays, KS, Dr. Chance along with her husband established the BIPOC Community Group of Ellis County, KS to support underrepresented minorities in SW Kansas. She is further a wife, mother of 5, an avid crafter and part-time business owner that enjoys any music from Chance the Rapper and loves to travel.


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