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Black Alumnae Conference 2015

The 2015 Black Alumnae Conference took place November 13–15, bringing together nearly 170 attendees, including accomplished alumnae, faculty and staff, and current students. They spent the weekend connecting and networking, celebrating their achievements in life and at work, and discussing ways to empower each other and plan for the future of black women.

“I was inspired, motivated, and challenged to be in the midst of such outstanding women. It impacted me tremendously.”
—Participant

Passages: Healing Our Past, Informing Our Present, and Shaping Our Future

The weekend included an evening in Gamble Auditorium with actress Michelle Hurst ’74 from Orange is the New Black; a lunchtime keynote address by prominent ob/gyn Dr. Lisa Milner Masterson ’87 from the TV show The Doctors; panels on careers, media, wellness, social justice, leadership, and looking ahead; as well as an oral memoir presented by entertainer Brandy and moderated by filmmaker Debra Martin Chase ’77, which brought over four hundred attendees to Chapin Auditorium on Saturday night.