AADC December 2020
Enews & Douglass Alumnae Highlights
The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College sends holiday greetings and warm wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season. As a network of diverse women, we have strengthened our bonds during an unprecedented time of struggles and hope during the global COVID-19 health crisis and the expanding national conversation about racial injustices and inequities.
The AADC continues to offer new and meaningful ways for our alumnae community to stay connected and engaged with each other and with the AADC to keep our Mission in Motion.

We invite you to enjoy our uplifting video, "Sharing a Look Back," features pictures from some of our programs and events over the last year, including the many virtually-hosted programs, workshops and events we have come to know. As we each reflect on this year, our alumnae community look towards the future. We will soon be celebrating our milestone 100th anniversary of the AADC in June 2022. 

Please stay safe, healthy and connected.
AADC Recipe Share and Holiday Cookbook from the New Jersey Regional Connection Group
The AADC New Jersey Regional Group shares its virtual cookbook with recipes submitted by alumnae and friends this fall and winter. Special thanks to all who contributed recipes and to the group for providing some culinary inspiration during the holidays. The downloadable cookbook PDF is available on our website publications page: Click Here.
Calling all Nominations!
Nominate an Alumna to Serve on the AADC Board of Directors; Deadline is January 11
Finding qualified candidates to serve on the AADC Board of Directors is critical to our success and leadership. We invite you to nominate an alumna for the Board or to self-nominate. Nominations for general board members are due by January 11, 2021. For nominations forms visit www.douglassalumnae.org/nominate-an-alumna-to-the-aadc-board-of-directors.
Nominations for 2021 AADC Recognition Awards; Deadline is January 29
Do you know an alumna or friend of the AADC deserving of recognition? The deadline to submit nominations for our 2021 AADC Recognition Awards is
January 29, 2021, and the deadline for nominations for the 2021 AADC Society of Excellence is June 25, 2021. For forms and details visit
Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 Shares Spirit of Resilience in Reflections from Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor
The AADC is pleased to share a video message from Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D. that was distributed by his office recently. The AADC is proud to be part of the beloved RutgersNew Brunswick community. The message, "Chancellor Molloy's 2020 Reflections on Resilience," features our very own Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42, an AADC benefactor and past president. Click here to view the video.
Apply for an AADC Alumnae Fellowship; Application Deadline is March 1
Each year, the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College awards fellowships to alumnae for the pursuit of graduate work in a field in which the graduate has achieved academic excellence and has identified sound career objectives. To apply for an alumnae fellowship, please complete and return an application by March 1, 2021. You will be considered for all fellowships for which you are eligible. If you have questions regarding alumnae fellowships, please email Susan Sturgill. Completed applications may be returned by email to Susan Sturgill at ssturgill@douglassalumnae.org or faxed to the AADC at (732) 932-2883. For details visit www.douglassalumnae.org/alumnae/fellowships
Jewel Cobb Road Honors Legacy of Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb; Advocate for Women in Education and Science
The AADC Board of Directors proudly shares that the Falmouth, MA, Select Board voted unanimously in November to name a street in the nearby renowned scientific community of Woods Hole in honor of Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb. Dr. Cobb was the sixth Dean of Douglass College, serving from 1976-1981. She was the first African-American to be appointed Dean of Douglass. 

The naming will go into effect in June when her son, Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb, and his family expect to attend the dedication ceremony for Jewel Cobb Road. 

Dr. Cobb began a life-long connection to the Woods Hole scientific community when she did research in the summer of 1949 at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole on Cape Cod. She later became a member in 1972 before becoming an emeritus member until her death in January 2017. 

“My mother would be thrilled,” says her son, a retired neuroradiologist currently teaching biology part-time on the undergraduate level. Click here to read full announcement.
We Are Only Missing YOUR Story
Since June, we have published stories online from alumnae who have made changes and are coping with different challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. These stories have ranged from poignant to practical. We would love to share YOUR story with your alumnae sisters. Are you dealing with school changes for your children or grandchildren? Have you completely revamped your business as a result of the pandemic or started a new one? What’s new, different, challenging and worth sharing? We would love to hear from you. Email us at douglassalumnae@douglassalumnae.org
Stay Connected Though Upcoming Virtual Programs

Saturday, January 9, 2021
AADC Sisterhood Book Club
Participate in our virtual discussion of the novel "White Teeth"
by Zadie Smith from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Monday, January 11, 2021
AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2021 Planning Committee Meeting

AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2021 will take place virtually on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2021. Reunion is going to be double the connections and double the classes as we commemorate milestone class reunions from both class years ending in 0s and 5s, as well as 1s and 6s. The Class of 1970 and the Class of 1971 will join together to mark their Vanguard 50th Reunions. Reunion Committee Chair Elena Anastasiou Rossi '78 invites all alumnae to get involved and attend virtual planning meetings. Join us at our next meeting on January 11 at 6:00 pm. Click here to register by email.
Monday, January 18, 2021
AADC Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with "Cards of Caring" Project
There are countless ways to volunteer, including many virtual opportunities that can be done from the safety of one's own home. Join the AADC in our "Cards of Caring" project, where you recognize, thank or acknowledge the people in your life and community through a special letter or card. Whether you participate in "Cards of Caring" with the AADC or do another service, please let us know by completing our registration. Share your service efforts through our social media hashtags: #AADCproud, #AADCMLKDAY, #AADCdayofservice. Register

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
AADC Washington, DC, Regional Connection Group Hosts Rutgers American Studies Professor and Author Michael Rockland, 7:00 pm
During this virtual presentation, he will share from his book “The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel."

Thursday, February 4, 2021
AADC Commemorates Black History Month: Virtual AADC Smart Talk,
“Taking Her Freedom: Ona Judge, the Woman who Defied George & Martha Washington," 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Presented by noted historian Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps '73, AADC Board of Directors Vice President of Development
Details and registration available soon.

Saturday, February 6, 2021
AADC Virtual Cabin Fever, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Share knitting and crafting together online.
Registration available soon.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program Circle
A new opportunity for participants to connect virtually, learn and share their experiences.
Registration available soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Virtual "Galentine's Day," 6:30 pm
Calling all Reunion 2021 Milestone Classes of the 0s and 5s and 1s and 6s. Join us to spend time with your alumnae sisters and celebrate the women in your life. Zoom session includes breakout rooms by class decades.
Details and registration available soon.

Saturday, March 6
AADC Commemorates Women's International History Month featuring the
AADC 2021 Zagoren Lecture
Speaker to be announced.

AADC Inclusion and Equity Initiative Virtual Workshop
Speaker and date to be announced.

For more information and updates, visit www.douglassalumnae.org/event-registration
Important Note Regarding Events and Programs
As the impact of the global COVID-19 global pandemic continues to evolve, our primary focus is on the health and safety of our AADC alumnae community and AADC staff. With this in mind, we will provide further updates as they evolve regarding the impact on AADC events and programs. We hope you will consider connecting and engaging with the AADC and each other through our upcoming virtual events and programs.

Decisions about the hosting of AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2021 will be made according to the guidelines issued by the CDC, State of New Jersey, Rutgers University and the AADC Board of Directors. The AADC Reunion Committee will be informed and actively involved in all reunion decisions.
AADC Alumnae Travel Tentative Schedule for 2021*

Morocco: Land of Enchantment, November 12-21, 2021 (tentative)

The AADC would like to know the places you are interested in seeing as we look towards 2022. Please email us at the AADC.

*Please note that travel for 2021 is under review, pending safety concerns and regulations surrounding the pandemic and may be disrupted or rescheduled in accordance with our travel vendor, AHI Travel. Learn more about the status of trips at www.douglassalumnae.org/alumnae/travel-for-alumnae/.
Put the AADC Mission in Motion While You Shop
It sounds like a rhetorical question, but do you shop online at Amazon? With more online shopping than ever during the pandemic, many people have upped their online shopping game. But did you know that every time you buy something, a small donation from that purchase can be sent to the AADC? AmazonSmile is a simple way to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

First, go to smile.amazon.com and designate the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College as the recipient of your donation. Then shop as you always do, using your existing account information. There is no charge for the service, so you won’t pay extra for your purchases, and the AADC will receive a donation from your shopping. 

Start – or continue – shopping on Amazon and let the dollars mount up for the AADC! Please note that AmazonSmile donations to the AADC do not benefit NJC, DRC, Douglass or Rutgers. They benefit the AADC and help keep our mission in motion. Thank you.
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Make an impact on the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College (AADC) Annual Appeal. The AADC Annual Appeal is not on behalf of NJC, DRC, Douglass or Rutgers. Your gift makes educational, networking, and career building opportunities available for all Douglass alumnae and friends. Make your holiday gift by December 31, 2020 at: www.douglassalumnae.org/MakeAGift #AADCproud #AADCForwardTogether