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Schedule of Events

Please note: some event details are still being updated. The schedule is subject to change.

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Maclean House

Conference Registration

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

Carving Our Own Paths: Success in Entrepreneurship

Experienced entrepreneurs will discuss the successes and challenges they have faced in their careers. They will also speak about how these have changed over time and about their hopes for the future.

Moderator:
Kevin C. Dowdell ’83, Managing Director, Dalya Partners and Founder, Fountain Tennis and Wellness, LLC

Featuring:
Kamil Ali-Jackson ’81, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
John W. Rogers Jr. ’80
, Chairman, Co-CEO and CIO, Ariel Investments

Presenter(s)

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Various Locations

Entrepreneurship Workshops

Three concurrent workshops designed to give constructive advice and recommendations.

  • Introduction to Design Thinking: What is Design Thinking and what can it do for me? Learn how to use this innovation process to put human needs into the center of the problem.
  • Perfecting Your Pitch: Tips and tricks to develop a pitch deck that effectively tells your story and helps you to meet your milestones.
  • Product Strategy: Understanding approaches to developing and validating effective product strategies that can gain your startup market traction and can help to differentiate your company in the marketplace.

 

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

Introduction to Design Thinking

What is Design Thinking and what can it do for me? Learn how to use this innovation process to put human needs into the center of the problem.

Presenters:
Katrina Fludd, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Human Resources, Princeton University; Founder, Kelda & Co.
Cheryl Scales ’84, Innovation Consultant, Cultural Activator, Community Engagement

Presenter(s)

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Perfecting Your Pitch

Tips and tricks to develop a pitch deck that effectively tells your story and helps you meet your milestones.

Presenters:
Ita Ekpoudom ’03, Partner, GingerBread Capital
Kareem Maddox ’11, Producer, Spotify/Gimlet Media

Presenter(s)

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 62

Product Strategy

Understanding approaches to developing and validating effective product strategies that can gain your startup market traction and can help to differentiate your company in the marketplace.

Presenters:
Adriel Frederick ’04
, Product Manager, Lyft
Carla Vernón ’92, President, Natural & Organic, General Mills

Presenter(s)

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tent – McCosh Courtyard

Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Various Locations

Navigating a Successful Startup Journey

Three concurrent sessions: Hear from founders and funders who have funded their entrepreneurial journeys in different ways:

Self-Funded Founders and Funders
Social Impact Founders and Funders
Venture-Backed Founders and Funders

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Firestone Library

Firestone Library Tour with Access to the African-American Studies Reading Room

Meet in Firestone Library Lobby

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 28

Self-Funded Founders and Funders

Moderator:
Dennis J. Brownlee ’74, Founder, Curved Edge Entertainment

Panelists:
Sheila Marmon ’94, CEO, Mirror Digital
Omar L. Simmons ’92, Managing Partner, Exaltare Capital Partners
Maisha Walker ’94, President, Message Medium & President, The Black Ivy Alumni League
John Weaver ’92, Founder & CEO, Varsity Software, Inc.

Presenter(s)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Social Impact Founders and Funders

Moderator:
Gabriella Morris ’77, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at UNICEF USA

Panelists
:
Angel Brunner *97, Founder and CEO, EB5 Capital
Lisa Dyson, CEO & Co-Founder, Kiverdi
Bruce Lincoln ’79, Co-Founder and CTO, Silicon Harlem
Randolph Frazier Wiggins ’05, Manager, Tech and Society, Omidyar Network

Presenter(s)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 46

Venture-Backed Founders and Funders

Moderator:
James H. Simmons III ’88, CEO & Managing Partner, Asland Capital Partners

Panelists:
Nyron S. Burke ’05, CEO & CTO, Lithero
Jon Hayes ’07
, CEO, RewardStock.com
Fadzi Makanda ’07, Director, Digital Strategy & Investments, Sony Music
Marcus Stroud ’16, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, TXV

Presenter(s)

4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
McCormick Hall – Room 101

Institutional Investing: An Insider’s View

Andrew K. Golden, President, Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO)

Presenter(s)

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Startup Showcase

Six exciting startups ranging from commercial ventures to social impact organizations will present. Each startup features a Princeton black alumni founder or member in the C-suite. A panel of judges will select the best presentation and the audience will also vote for the “Audience Choice” winner. Special thanks to the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council for its support and sponsorship of the Startup Showcase, and for the monetary prizes.

Startup Showcase Facilitator:
Dale G. Caldwell ’82, Executive Director, FDU Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Judges:
Kamil Ali-Jackson ’81, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
Mark Johnson ’95, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Astra Capital Management
Marilyn Agbeko Narh ’06, Product Management Leader, 98point6
Jim Shepard ’78, Founder and Managing Partner, GenNx360 Capital Partners
Trevor Wilkins ’13, Principal, Quake Capital Partners

Participants:
Amira Karriem Artis ’09, Hiki
Kim Magloire ’84, SciTech STEAM
Bunmi Otegbade *19, ManagerialCapital
Michele Sconiers ’96, SPARE
Gregory Ugwi ’08, Thinknum
Marc Washington ’97, UR Labs

Presenter(s)

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tent – McCosh Courtyard

Welcome Reception

7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Our Journeys To, Through And Beyond Princeton – More Than One Way To Thrive

Moderator:
C. Kim Goodwin ’81, CEO and CIO, Avanico Holdings

Featuring:
Fiyinfoluwa ‘Tumi’ Akinlawon ’15, MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
Michael S. Fletcher II ’03, Director of Talent Acquisition, BRICK Education Network
Lori Dickerson Fouché ’91, CEO, TIAA Financial Solutions
Craig Robinson ’83, Vice President of Player Development, New York Knicks and General Manager, Westchester Knicks

Presenter(s)

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lewis Arts Complex Forum (Lower Level)

Drinks, Dessert & Jazz

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Maclean House

Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Tent – Alexander Hall

Grab and Go Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Alexander Hall - Richardson Auditorium

Welcome Back: Opening Remarks

Karen Richardson ’93, Dean of Admission

Presenter(s)

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Alexander Hall - Richardson Auditorium

A Conversation with President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tent – Alexander Hall

Break

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Alexander Hall - Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton & Slavery Project

With Martha A. (Marni) Sandweiss, Professor of History and Melanie Lawson ’76, Journalist and Television News Anchor, KTRK-TV

Presenter(s)

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Alexander Hall - Richardson Auditorium

From Student Activist to University Trustee

Brent L. Henry ’69, University Trustee, interviewed by Ita Ekpoudom ’03, Partner, GingerBread Capital

Presenter(s)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tent – Poe Field

Luncheon Discussion: In the Nation’s (and the City, County and State’s) Service: Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

Moderator:
Cecilia Elena Rouse, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, and the Katzman-Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education

Featuring:
Andrea J. Campbell ’04, Boston City Council President, District 4 Councilor
Satana Deberry ’91, District Attorney, Durham County, North Carolina
Eric Johnson *03, Mayor, Dallas, Texas

Presenter(s)

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

Are Robots Racist? Reimagining Technology, Equity and the New Jim Code

Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Arthur H. Scribner Bicentennial Preceptor 

Presenter(s)

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s Lesson for America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. *97, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies

Presenter(s)

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 28

Inclusive Excellence for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Presenters:
William Alfred Massey ’77, Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Rodney Priestley, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Associate Director; Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Presenter(s)

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCormick Hall – Room 101

Paying it Forward: Evolving Your Personal Philanthropy

What is “high impact philanthropy?” How can our philanthropic interests support and strengthen our values? Can we all be philanthropic? Engage in a robust discussion with alumni who are passionate about philanthropy.

Moderator:
Arielle Patrick ’12, Senior Vice President & Transaction Director, Edelman

Panelists:
Kimberly Johnson ’95, EVP and COO, Fannie Mae
Kwanza Jones ’93, Founder and CEO, SUPERCHARGED
Laurence Latimer *01, Head of Ventures, IEX Group
Laurence Morse *80, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Partners, Inc.

Presenter(s)

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 46

Black Box Research Group: An Intro to Algorithms and Robotics for 21st Century Architecture

Mitch McEwen, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Presenter(s)

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Carl A. Fields Center – 58 Prospect Ave.

Looking Back, Moving Forward: 50 Years of African American Studies at Princeton and 10th Anniversary of the Carl A. Fields Center Celebration With Eddie S. Glaude Jr. *97

Panelists:
Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Charles H. Mcilwain University Preceptor

 

Presenter(s)

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

What Makes You Great? Reframing Your Story and Recognizing Your Success

A collaborative session focused on answering the question ‘what makes you great’ and ‘how do we define success at Princeton?’ Session will include facilitated small group discussions.              

J. Nicole Shelton, Stuart Professor of Psychology, Head of Butler College

Facilitators:
Tod G. Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research
Beth Lew-Williams
, Associate Professor of History
Shawn Maxam, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost
Renita Miller, Associate Dean of Access, Diversity and Inclusion in the Graduate School
Lisa Scalice, Senior Department Manager, Physics

Presenter(s)

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Various Locations

Networking Receptions for Alumni and Current Students

  • Alumnae Reception
    Hosted by Brigitte R. Anderson ’02, Principal and Founder, Orange Vista
    Prospect House, Garden Room
  • First-Generation, Low-income (FLI) Reception
    Hosted by Debbie Scott Williams ’84, Community Volunteer/Photographer
    Prospect House, Tap Room (Lower Level)
  • Graduate Alumni Reception
    Hosted by Anthony Noble *01 , Vice President and Chief of Staff, American Tower Corporation
    Prospect House, Presidential Dining Room
  • LGBTQ+ Reception
    Hosted by Duane E. McWaine ’80, Psychiatrist
    LGBT Center, Frist Campus Center 246
  • Trailblazers: Reception for Tigers from the 50s, 60s and 70s
    Hosted by Vanessa Austin-Davis ’76, PhD and Charles Davis ’76, Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission   
    Prospect House, Library & Drawing Room

Presenter(s)

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alexander Hall - Richardson Auditorium

Perspectives on Higher Education

Moderator: Cecilia Elena Rouse, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, and the Katzman-Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education 

Featuring: Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, President, Princeton University; Lily D. McNair ’79, President, Tuskegee University; and Ruth J. Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University

Presenter(s)

6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Tent – Poe Field

Dinner and an Evening of Music and Poetry

Stanley Jordan ’81, Multi-Style Musical Innovator and Tracy K. Smith, Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities; Chair, Lewis Center for the Arts; and 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States

Presenter(s)

9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Alexander Hall - Richardson Auditorium

Performing Arts Showcase

Produced by Victoria Davidjohn ’19, Theater Director

Presenter(s)

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Maclean House

Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room (Lower Level)

Networking Breakfast with Students and Alumni

Hosted by University Trustees Myesha Jemison ’18 and Achille Tenkiang ’17

Presenter(s)

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Tent – McCosh Courtyard

Grab and Go Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 46

No Borders, No Limits: A Conversation on Living and Working Abroad

Learn the tips and tricks of living abroad and building an international career.

Moderator:
Crystal Nix-Hines ’85, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Panelists:
Julius E. Coles *66, Honorary Consul for Senegal
Walter C. Jones ’85, Managing Director, Morgan Donaldson
Nnena Nkongho ’95, Principal, DiGAME Investment Company
Cynthia Pierre *03, Inspection, Corrosion, Materials & Engineering Superintendent

Presenter(s)

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Sports and Racial Discourse in America Today

What role does professional sport play in racial discourse, and what responsibility do athletes and spectators have in this discussion? How did being an athlete at Princeton help the panelists Thrive and shape who they are today?

Moderator:
Craig Robinson ’83, Vice President of Player Development, New York Knicks and General Manager, Westchester Knicks

Panelists:
David L. Foster ’01, Deputy General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association
Brook F.P. Gardiner ’99, Vice President, Labor Relations NBC Universal Media LLC
Kelsey Koelzer ’17, Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, Arcadia University
Maya Lawrence ’02, Product Marketing Manager, Smart AdServer

Presenter(s)

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

Tigers in Healthcare: Views From the Clinic, the Classroom and the Community

Learn from fellow alumni across the healthcare spectrum with expertise in clinical practice, policy, medical education, and humanitarian efforts.

Moderator:
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo ’87, Lee Goldman MD Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco

Panelists:
Jennifer Caudle ’99, Family Physician, Associate Professor, On-Air Health Expert
Henri R. Ford ’80, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Dawn M. Hunter ’99, Senior Director of Policy, Strategy, and Legal Services, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Maisha T. Robinson ’02, Medical Director, Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Presenter(s)

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
McCormick Hall – Room 101

Something Inside So Strong: Faith That Flourishes

Hear from those whose faith played an integral part in their journey as Princeton students and beyond.

Moderator:
Chandler Cleveland ’18, First-Year Law Student, Georgetown University Law Center


Panelists:
Muhsin Hassan ’12 *16, Social Impact Consultant
Yolanda Pierce ’94, Dean, Howard University School of Divinity
Paul T. Roberts, Sr. ’85, President, Johnson C. Smith Seminary

Presenter(s)

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Chancellor Green Rotunda

Wake Up, Everybody! Thriving In Today’s Racial Climate

An interactive discussion about how we can successfully communicate and network with friends (and everyone else!) in today’s polarized world.

Facilitators
David Campt ’82, Founder, Ally Conversation Toolkit
Megan Ming Francis *08, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington

 

Presenter(s)

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tent – McCosh Courtyard

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McCormick Hall – Room 101

Fighting the Stigma: Open Conversations on Mental Health

Join us as we destigmatize the discussion on mental health and learn how to be a safe space for others along their journeys. Hear from Princeton alumni and community members as they share their personal testimonies navigating mental health issues (or providing counsel) at Princeton and beyond.

Moderator: Duane E. McWaine ’80, Psychiatrist

Panelists:
Caty Caldwell ’13, Technical Program Manager, Microsoft
David Campbell, Clinical Psychologist & Coordinator of the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program at Counseling & Psychological Services
Yvonne Gomez-Carrion ’79, Assistant Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harvard Medical School
Beatrice Salter ’77, Clinical Psychologist

 

Presenter(s)

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

Race-ish: Seizing the Narrative in Media and Entertainment

A discussion on how we can influence and control our portrayal.

Moderator:
Laura Coates ’01, CNN Legal Analyst and SiriusXM Host

Panelists:
Kelvin Dinkins Jr. ’09, Assistant Dean and General Manager, Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre
Bonnie Berry Lamon ’84, Attorney
Christopher Roy Poindexter ’99
, General Counsel, Show Creator & Writer

Presenter(s)

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

A Seat at the Table: Positioning Yourself for Board Service

Why board service is important and how you can position yourself to serve on corporate and non-profit boards.

Moderator: Anthony Noble *01, Vice President and Chief of Staff, American Tower Corporation

Panelists:
Lawrence Otis Graham ’83, Special Counsel at Cuddy & Feder LLP, Author, Commentator
Juanita T. James ’74, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Sonja J. McGill ’93, Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Roy Swan ’86, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation
Kneeland Youngblood ’78, Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group

Presenter(s)

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 28

Voices Across The Decades

Hear stories from across the generations on the history and future of black students at Princeton.

Moderator:
Kevin C. Hudson ’97, Assistant Director for College Opportunity, Princeton University

Panelists:
Akira Lynn Bell ’95, SVP and CIO, Mathematica
Linda Blackburn ’71, Retired Senior Manager, AT&T and Principal, Blackburn Interiors
Nada Elbuluk ’04, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Founder and Director of the Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program
Bennett Holmes ’22, Undergraduate Student, Princeton University
George L. Washington, Jr. ’88, Chief Litigation Counsel, Orange Business Services

Presenter(s)

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 46

Tigers in Tech

Tigers in Tech will explore what it means to be a person of color in technology. From Fortune 500 Tech Exec to startup co-founder, the panel will explore the many faces of tech.

Moderator:
Eric Plummer ’10, General Manager, Lyft

Panelists:
Muoyo Okome ’05, Founder, App Magic
Toni Townes-Whitley ’85, President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft Corp.
Dale Williams ’93, President, Dolo Technology Services LLC
Amina Yamusah ’13, CTO, Bloc

Presenter(s)

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Tent – Poe Field

Luncheon and Conversation with Film and Television Industry Pioneers

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds ’93, Showrunner, Producer and Screenwriter; and Broderick Johnson ’90, Co-CEO, Alcon Entertainment

 

Presenter(s)

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Poe Field

Group Photo

3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Film and Performance Theater – Room 301, Frist Campus Center

Sprinter Film Screening and Discussion

Rob Maylor ’00, CEO and Founder, Mental Telepathy Pictures

Learn more at sprinterthefilm.com

Presenter(s)

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dillon Gymnasium – Multipurpose Room

Get Up, Stand Up – Yoga Flow to Energize and Inspire  

Refresh and stretch with a gentle guided yoga session.

With Lisa J. Haynes ’88, Yoga Teacher

 

Presenter(s)

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 50

Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy: Wrestling With History

In April 2016, the University trustees adopted the Report of the Trustee Committee on Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy at Princeton, which included a recommendation that the administration make a concerted effort to diversify campus art and iconography. A specific recommendation called for the installation of a permanent marker that would educate the campus community and others about both the positive and negative dimensions of Wilson’s complex legacy.  “Double Sights,” created by artist Walter Hood and installed on Scudder Plaza, tries to achieve that goal.

Trustee Brent Henry will introduce the talk. Henry chaired the Wilson Legacy Review Committee, whose recommendations led to the creation of “Double Sights.” During the talk, Michelle Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, will discuss on-going efforts to diversify the Princeton campus, while Hood will lay out his vision and process in creating Double Sights. They will then engage in conversation about how all communities can honestly address and painful parts of their collective past without erasing history – and how Princeton hopes to be a leader in such efforts.

We will then visit Double Sights on Scudder Plaza, where President Eisgruber will offer remarks. A reception will follow in the Bernstein Gallery, Level A of Robertson Hall, where an exhibit, “In the Nation’s Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited” is on display.

Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity and Walter J. Hood, Creative Director, Hood Design Studio; Professor of Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley

Presenter(s)

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 28

Navigating the Benefits and Burdens of our Princeton Privilege as Parents

Join the discussion on how our privilege as Princetonians affects our role as parents.

Moderator: Hilary Beard ’84, Writer, Speaker, Trainer and Coach

Panelists:
Aasha M. Abdill *15, Independent Scholar
Clyde Beverly III ’00, Counseling Psychologist in Residence & Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Purnell School
Liz Robinson Henry ’88, Youth Consultant and Pediatrician

 

Presenter(s)

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

The Roads Less Traveled: Navigating Career Transitions

Some people think that one should have a certain career trajectory with a Princeton degree, but that just isn’t the case. Join us in hearing the stories of fellow alums who charted their own unique paths to career success.

Moderator:
Pauly Rodney ’00, SVP, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Practice, Raines International, Inc.

Panelists:
Jacklyn E. Bruce ’99, History Department Head, IB Programme, Thomas Jefferson High School
Rana Campbell ’13, Founder and CEO, Dreams In Drive
Juanita T. James ’74, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Andrea Morris *99, Director of Career and Professional Development, The Rockefeller University

Presenter(s)

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Tent – McCosh Courtyard

Break

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chancellor Green Rotunda

Alumni Author Book Fair

Drop-in fair highlighting published Black alumni and select faculty authors.

Aasha M. Abdill *15, Fathering from the Margins
Rahman Beckwith ’03, A Gift of Joy– 365 Love Poems for a Year of Spiritual Ecstasy
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology
Heather M. Butts ’94African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era
Chris Chambers ’82, The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir
Mario Depeine, Sr. ’85, Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit, Building a Whole New World
Tod G. Hamilton, Immigration and the Remaking of Black America
Ladee Hubbard ’93, The Talented Ribkins
Daryl Inniss ’83, Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution
Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson
Franne McNeal ’82, Significant! From Frustrated to FranneTastic: Inspirational Stories for the Entrepreneurial Woman
Alexis Okeowo ’06, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
Andre Perry ’00, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now
Imani Perry, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Sarah Valentine *07, When I Was White: A Memoir
Wilton L. Virgo ’00, Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life
Barbara Wallace ’80, Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work
Brigitte White ’00, All-American, Making the Cut


Featured authors:

Presenter(s)

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 46

Conscious Living: How to Achieve Work/Life Balance in the Real World

Join us for this fun and engaging hands-on workshop, where you will gain practical tools and a custom road map for creating more balance in your personal and professional life.

Bianca Alexander ’93, Creative Director and Host, Conscious Living TV on Amazon Prime

Presenter(s)

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lewis Arts Complex – Ellie’s Studio (Room N201)

Free-Up!: Finding Power and Passion in Movement

This interactive session will explore power and passion through a facilitated dance workshop.

Sonja Dumas ’86, Arts and Entertainment Consultant

Presenter(s)

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Various Locations

Roundtable Discussions

Moderated informal discussions on topics regarding family, career, and identity.

  • Caring for an Aging Parent
    Heather M. Butts ’94, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Honors College, LIU Post, Cofounder HEALTH for Youths and Lecturer at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and St. John’s School of Law
    Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room A (Lower Level)
  • Engineering: The Chameleon Degree
    with Jameelah Muhammad Ingram ’04, Lead Structural Engineer, WSP USA
    Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room C (Lower Level)
  • Identity and Intersectionality
    with Dasheeda Dawson ’00, CEO & Author, The WeedHead™ & Company
    Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399
  • K-12 Education: Challenges and Opportunities
    Janella T. Hinds ’93, Vice President for Academic High Schools, United Federation of Teachers and Kevin C. Hudson ’97, Assistant Director for College Opportunity, Princeton University
    Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room B  (Lower Level)

Presenter(s)

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
McCosh Hall – Room 10

Building Personal Wealth

Moderated by James F. Blue III ’91, Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour Productions; featuring Katrina Robinson ’04, CEO and Board Director, Teton Trust Company and Ramsey D. Smith ’90, Founder, ALEX.fyi

Presenter(s)

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tent – Poe Field

Closing Reception and Dinner

Terri Sewell ’86, Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives, in conversation with Melanie Lawson ’76, Journalist and Television News Anchor, KTRK-TV

Presenter(s)

9:15 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Prospect House

Thrive! Party at Prospect House Featuring FOPO DJs

DJed by
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds ’93, Showrunner, Producer and Screenwriter
Mark Hines ’94, Creative Director, Marksmen Guerrilla Production Network
John Weaver ’92, Founder & CEO, Varsity Software, Inc.
Dale Williams ’92, President, Dolo Technology Services LLC 

Presenter(s)

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