June 2018
Associate Alumnae of Douglass College E-news

 FORWARD TOGETHER, BETTER TOGETHER for 95 more years!
The AADC continues its 95-year legacy of empowering women by promoting and developing alumnae connections that strengthen our alumnae sisterhood. 
Together, we move forward into a new era of success!
We Look Forward to a Vibrant 96th Year!

As the AADC’s Annual Appeal for Fiscal Year ‘18 draws to a close on June 30th, we look forward to beginning a vibrant 96th year! Please help us realize this goal by making your Fiscal Year End gift today. The AADC Annual Appeal is not on behalf of NJC, DRC, Douglass or Rutgers. It supports programs and initiatives that empower our alumnae sisterhood and allow the AADC to be an independent, alumnae-created, alumnae-led, alumnae-driven and alumnae-supported organization.
Become Part of the AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program: Applications Deadline is July 20

Become part of this impactful program focused on providing alumnae-to-alumnae mentoring, professional development opportunities and meaningful connections across generations, distance, career levels and backgrounds. All alumnae are welcome to apply for the third year of the AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program. Please click below for links to our online applications.

Special thanks to our current Mentors and Mentees who joined us on June 10 at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center to celebrate another year of success at a special brunch. It was a pleasure to connect in person, to share stories and to learn more about next year's program. Enjoy photos at Douglass Alumnae on Flickr .
Save the Date for the Third Annual Victoria Dabrowski
Schmidt '42 Workplace & Professional Development Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual AADC Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace & Professional Development Symposium to be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Douglass Student Center. This popular AADC signature event continues to grow and we anticipate this year will be our greatest success yet. Presentations and workshops will be focused on professional development with an emphasis on skills that are transferable to most industries. We will also feature a keynote and other special speakers at the Symposium. Registration for the FREE Symposium will be available soon.
Get Involved and Engaged with the AADC as a Volunteer
 
If you have never been active with the AADC, or are already participating in programs and events, you are always welcome to volunteer and get involved! The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College welcomes alumnae volunteers to help out at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center, serve on AADC committees, input alumnae data, plan events and lectures and so much more. If you are already an active volunteer, thank you for sharing your time, talents and treasures. Please spread the word. 
Congratulations to AADC Board Officer Kathi Love '75
Named to Market Research Council Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Kathi Love '75 who was inducted into the Market Research Council Hall of Fame and was honored at its luncheon at the Yale Club in New York City on June 15. Kathi is President and CEO of Motherwell Resources LLC, providing C-suite executive coaching and media and marketing research consulting. She spent 13 years as the CEO of Mediamark Research and Intelligence, an information services and research company serving the media and advertising industries. Kathi serves on the AADC Board of Directors as Treasurer and was elected as Vice President of Administration, beginning July 1. She was instrumental in launching the AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program in 2016. The number of Mentors and Mentees in the program doubled in its second year. Kathi is Chair of the AADC Strategic Planning Committee, providing leadership and vision as we move Forward Together. Please join us in extending congratulations. 
Alumnae In the News

Share your stories with the AADC. We often hear stories from alumnae about their lives and friendships with each other, their successes, special honors and more. Please share your news and email us with your story at: douglassalumnae@douglassalumnae.org.
Save the Date for the AADC Black Alumnae Network
Jewel Plummer Cobb Sisters Conference

In what will be the inaugural year of the renamed conference, the Jewel Plummer Cobb Sisters Conference will be presented by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Black Alumnae Network (AADC BAN) on Saturday, October 13 . This conference fulfills the mission of AADC BAN by addressing the social, political and economic concerns of alumnae of African descent through programming, fundraising, mentoring and networking.
Thanks for Joining us at Recent Events and Programs

AADC Black Alumnae Network General Meeting & Evelyn Sermons Field '49 Literary Society Discussion

Thanks to members of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Black Alumnae Network (AADC BAN) who joined us for a General Meeting, followed by the Evelyn Sermons Field '49 Literary Society discussion at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center on June 16. We explored ideas for upcoming AADC BAN programs and discussed the novel, "Purple Hibiscus," by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie.To get involved in AADC BAN, please contact Cecile Edwards ’04, President of AADC BAN, at aadc.blackalumnaenetwork@gmail.com or Egypt Pringley '16 at the AADC.
AADC Young Alumnae Network Sisterhood Book Club & Book Swap

Thanks to alumnae for coming together at the AADC Young Alumnae Network (YAN) Sisterhood Book Club at the Alumnae Center on June 2. We had a lively discussion about “The Power” by Naomi Alderman. This novel explores the heart of gender politics by asking “what if women had all the power?” Get involved with AADC YAN! To get involved, contact us at aadcyan@gmail.com .
True Colors Workshop Hosted by the Symposium Committee &
Presented By Dianne Mills McKay '69

Thanks to alumnae who explored their "true colors" at our free True Colors Workshop, hosted by the Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace & Professional Development Symposium Committee at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center on June 5. Special thanks to Dianne Mills McKay '69 for conducting the workshop in which participants discovered their individual personality and the four basic patterns of human behavior.
Network Through Our AADC Regional Connection Groups
Our groups are growing all the time! What a great way to connect with each other and with the AADC. Reach out to the group chairs listed below to get involved. To help us start one in your area, contact Senior Associate Director of Alumnae Relations Valerie Hughes Zieniuk '05.

New York City Regional Connection Group, Co-Chairs Lillian Zeisel Cohen ’59 and Susan Goldfine ’63, contact staff liaison Valerie Hughes Zieniuk '05.

New Jersey Regional Connection Groups, Chair for Central, Mindy Raso Kirstein ’77; for Northern and Southern, contact staff liaison Valerie Hughes Zieniuk ’05.

Washington, D.C., Area Regional Connection Group, Chair Shireen Lewis ’86.

North Carolina Regional Groups – Wilmington and Raleigh/Durham, Chair Donna Coulson ’77.

Palm Beach Area, Florida, Co-Chairs Lois Rabinowitz Steinberg ‘59 and Carole Kurzawa Kurtz ’59, contact staff liaison Eileen Cotter.

San Francisco, California, Bay Area, Chair Carolyn Olechowski Gerhardt ’68

California Connection Groups, Los Angeles or San Diego area, contact Valerie Hughes Zieniuk '05 .
Engage with Your Alumnae Sisters Through AADC Affinity Networks
Reach out to one of our affinity network leaders to connect with alumnae with similar interests.To learn more about existing networks or developing a new network, contact Associate Director of Alumnae Relations Egypt Pringley '16.
 
AADC Black Alumnae Network (BAN), President Cecile Edwards '04.

AADC Young Alumnae Network (YAN), Chair Heather Tedesco '12 .
 
AADC Pride Network, Chair Sue Estler '66.

AADC Asian Alumnae Network & AADC Latina Alumnae Network, Contact Associate Director of Alumnae Relations Egypt Pringley '16 to help re-start these groups.
 
Bunting Connections, Chair Jean D'Amore '09
Sign Up for Alumnae Travel
 
The AADC offers many exciting travel opportunities to see the world and connect with sister alumnae through our Alumnae Travel Program. Join AADC Executive Director Valerie Anderson '81, who will host some of our exciting trips:

Rhine River Cruise: Exclusively Chartered on MS Amadeus Silver III, July 4-12, 2018
Amalfi Coast, Italy: Stay in Vietri sul Mare, Explore Naples, October 9-17, 2018
Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Nile River Cruise, January 8-19, 2019
Save the Dates for Upcoming Programs and Events

Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium, Saturday, September 8, Douglass Student Center

AADC Leadership Training, Saturday, September 29, Douglass Student Center

AADC Black Alumnae Network Jewel Plummer Cobb Sisters Conference, Saturday, October 13, Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall.

AADC Fall Alumnae Council, Saturday, November 3

AADC Society of Excellence Induction Ceremony & Luncheon, Saturday November 3