Simmons Community Comes Together to Celebrate Black Alumnae/i Symposium 2013
(April 16, 2013) -- The weekend of April 12-14, Simmons hosted more than 100 alumnae/i, faculty, staff, and friends at the 2013 Black Alumnae/i Symposium. This special event, held every five years, invites guests to celebrate their gifts and the power of their presence.
In celebration of the 2013 Black Alumnae/i Symposium, Trustee Roslyn Watson '71 challenges you to raise funds for the Black Alumnae/i Symposium Legacy Scholarship. Every gift you make to this scholarship, Ros will match dollar for dollar, up to $150,000, through June 30, 2013.
Dean Renée White shares her thoughts on the Black Alumnae/i Symposium weekend.
At the Symposium, Leslie Morris '75, founder of the Women of the Dream Project, introduced a cohort of Simmons Black women representing the classes of 1965-79 who were selected to participate in a focus group. These 32 women, who have risen to leadership positions and have had a major impact in their professions, communities, and society, shared their success stories.
Numerous awards were given to outstanding members of our alumnae/i community, including Kelley Chunn '90GS, Adunni Slackman Anderson '73, Theresa Hooper Peterson '85, Charlotte M. Streat '00SM, Alicia D. Canady Adamson '03, Chantel S. Adams '09, Elizabeth B. Rawlins '67GS, '03HD, Patricia D. Phipps '75, and Cheryl Doddy Howard '71. Dr. Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey's "all-time favorite guest," gave an inspiring presentation as the keynote speaker.
Presenter Catherine Davis-Cartey Eagan '75, financial expert, author, and international speaker has generously shared materials from her Symposium workshop "Build Your Assets, Secure Your Financial Future" for all to enjoy. View the financial materials.
Presenter Sharon Combs '71, Owner of Sharon M. Combs Executive Coaching, has shared her Managing Long-Distance Caregiving and Hospice Care workshop materials.
Presenter Lorita B. Williams, President & CEO of Accelerated College Experiences, has also shared workshop materials from the Race and Education: Closing the Achievement Gap workshop session. ACE College | ACE High School
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Black Alumnae/i Symposium attendees gather on the front steps of 300 The Fenway
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