AADC June 2019 E-news & Douglass Alumnae Highlights
Announcing the 2019 L'Hommedieu Lecture Featuring Gail Collins
New York Times Columnist, Women's Historian & Author

Presented by the
Associate Alumnae of Douglass College

Save the Date
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
7:00 pm Lecture, 8:30 pm Book Signing

Gail Collins champions American women. She will deliver the 2019 L'Hommedieu Lecture titled, "When Everything Changed." With a gift for story telling, Collins tells of the icons and the ordinary as she examines the struggles and successes women have achieved. From the time the first colonists arrived on our shores to the open sexism of the 1960’s “Mad Men” to Hillary Clinton’s historic run for President, Collins, with a clear eye and candid style, tells the story of all American Women in the battle for parity. Amazingly, for centuries this battle was incredibly unsuccessful until the last fifty years, when almost in a heartbeat all the established preconceptions of women as being inferior to men intellectually and physically came crashing down. How we got from there to here and why it happened, historically speaking, so fast is an enlightening and fascinating journey which resonates with all audiences.

L'Hommedieu Lecture is FREE and open to the public. Registration will be available soon.
AADC Lectures Committee Chair Tynisha Coleman '08 welcomes volunteers to assist with the L'Hommedieu and Zagoren Lectures. To get involved, please contact AADC Staff Liaison Lizethe Martinez '13

The L’Hommedieu Visiting Lecturer Series is presented by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College and made possible through the generosity of the late Frances Bradley L’Hommedieu ’26. The series was created in 1982 to bring distinguished individuals to campus through a trust created by Paige D. and Frances B. L’Hommedieu ‘26.
Celebrating Us, Celebrating Sisterhood at Reunion 2019!
Congratulations to the Vanguard 50th Reunion Class of 1969 , who were inducted into the Vanguard Fifty Society during AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2019. Here they are pictured on the steps of Voorhees Chapel on Saturday, June 1. We also congratulate members of the Milestone Reunion Classes of the 4s and 9s who came back to campus during our weekend-long celebration that exceeded all expectations! Feedback from alumnae has been outstanding, such as "we enjoyed friendship, sisterhood and good times" and "I reconnected with classmates. Convocation and the afternoon programs were excellent, especially one about travel." Alumnae enjoyed the traditional AADC Vanguard Luncheon, Reunion Convocation in Voorhees Chapel, as well as a variety of programs, tours and activities to choose from on Friday and Saturday afternoon and the Closing Breakfast on Sunday morning. Saturday morning's Champagne Jazz Brunch and the new All-Alumnae Cocktail Party on Saturday evening were sold-out events.
Nominate Alumnae and Friends of the AADC for Alumnae Awards

Do you know an alumna or friend of the AADC deserving of recognition by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College? Consider submitting a Pre-Nomination Form for Alumnae Awards or the AADC Alumnae Awards Official Nomination Form to our AADC Alumnae Awards Committee today. Each year, we present the AADC Alumnae Awards for AADC Society of Excellence, the Margaret T. Corwin Award, Alumnae Recognition Award, AADC Medal, Vanguard Service Award and the Young Alumna Mabel Award. Visit our website for more information and to download nomination forms.
Alumnae Highlights
Carol Hansmann Hamlin ’61 Receives 2019 Vanguard Service Award

AADC President Lisa Mizrahi Kaado '03 and Executive Director Valerie L. Anderson '81 proudly presented the 2019 Vanguard Service Award to Carol Hansmann Hamlin, Class of 1961, at AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend on May 31. Carol has also been appointed the AADC Annual Appeal Chair on the AADC Board of Directors. She completes a two-year term as Vice President for Development as she takes on this new leadership role on July 1. Her leadership and generosity has aided the AADC in moving forward together for nearly six decades. Carol's service to the AADC has been as a volunteer, as a dedicated former staff member, as a former Board President and Officer. As a member of the AADC Memorabilia Committee, she helps preserve memorabilia for generations of alumnae to enjoy. She also has served on the AADC Society of Excellence Selection and Major Gifts committees and regularly attends AADC events and programs. Carol is a dedicated advocate and passionate in her support of the AADC.

Carol began her involvement as a member of the former Middlesex County Club and served on the then Clubs Advisory Committee. After volunteering on the Reunion Committee, she soon progressed to various leadership roles, including serving on the AADC Board of Directors in 1971 as Vice President of Programs, followed by two terms as President. Carol has also served as Vice President of the Department of Administration and on the committee. As the current Vice President of Development on the Executive Committee of the AADC Board of Directors, she brings a deep knowledge of the AADC and extensive fund raising experience. Following a career in development with the American Cancer Society, Carol became the AADC Director of Major Gifts on a part-time basis for 14 years, until 2016. Carol is a member of the AADC's Mabel Smith Douglass Leadership Circle, the Ivy Society and the donor of the endowed Hansmann-Hamlin Scholarship Fund.
Elisa Amitay Mazen ’84 Featured in Barron's

Elisa Amitay Mazen '84, who served as a dedicated volunteer on the AADC Investment Committee for ten years from September 2007 thru June 2017, was recently featured in an article published by Barron’s (see Barrons.com ) titled, “A Stock Fund Challenges the Definition of Growth. It’s Paying Off.”

During her tenure on the AADC Investment Committee Elisa provided valuable input from her more than 30 years of investment industry experience. Committee Chair Mindy Raso Kirstein '77 says, "Elisa provided her expertise, insight and time to the Investment Committee and volunteered many more hours to various subcommitees over several years. Her motivation as a devoted alumna and her market knowledge were invaluable to our success and our investment results. It was with great pride that we saw her professional results recognized by the Wall Street community in Barron's ."

Former Investment Committee Chair Ann Darby '77, who continues to serve as a Committee member, adds, "We were fortunate to have her as part of our team for 10 years. Elisa’s strong understanding of current issues and market trends contributed to rich and meaningful discussions with our Investment Advisers and provided an important and informed perspective which helped to guide the Committee’s decision making." 

At Douglass, she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. Elisa is Managing Director/Head of Global Growth/Portfolio Manager with Clearbridge Investments in New York City. She is head of ClearBridge Investment’s Global Growth Equity investment team and co-manages numerous global and international growth strategies. Elisa is responsible for covering the consumer sector for ClearBridge’s international and global growth portfolios.

Elisa joined ClearBridge from the predecessor firm of Global Currents Investment Management, which was founded in 2008 by a group of portfolio managers from Brandywine Global Investment Management. Prior to joining Global Currents, Elisa was a Managing Director and Head of the International and Global Equity Investments Group at Oppenheimer Capital, a division of Allianz Global Investors. In addition, Elisa was Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the Central European Value Fund and had responsibility for a number of other funds at the firm. Prior to Oppenheimer, she was a portfolio manager at Clemente Capital where she managed assets for public pension funds. Elisa began her career at Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, now a subsidiary of UBS, in the High Yield investment area.
Join a Committee, Volunteer at the Alumnae Center

The AADC needs alumnae to help bring our vibrant event and program offerings to fruition. If you would like to join a committee or volunteer, please contact Lizethe Martinez at the AADC at lmartinez@douglassalumnae.org or (732) 246-1600. Click here for more information about committees.
As the AADC’s Annual Appeal Year ’19 draws to a close on June 30th, we look forward to a vibrant 97th year! Please help us realize this goal by making a gift today at www.douglassalumnae.org/MakeaGift . The Annual Appeal is not on behalf of NJC, DRC, Douglass or Rutgers. Your gift powers the AADC alumnae sisterhood. 
Upcoming AADC Events and Programs
June 27, 2019
Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium Networking Happy Hour at On the Border

July 31, 2019
AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program 2019-2020 Application Deadline
Apply to become a
Mentor or Mentee, deadline is July 31

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt '42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium
Registration will
be available soon

Saturday, September 28, 2019
AADC Leadership Training
More information forthcoming.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
L'Hommedieu Lecture
Featuring Gail Collins
Registration will be available soon.

AADC Alumnae Travel
Grand Danube Passage :
Sept. 29 to Oct. 14, 2019
Croatia & Dalmatian Coast :
Oct. 14-25, 2019
Morocco : Land of Enchantment:
March 27- April 5, 2020
Iceland Cruise - The Land of Fire and Ice:  
June 22, 2020 – July 6, 2020
Share your news with the AADC. Send news about recent milestones or achievments to AADC Director of Marketing and Communications Anne Marie Russo at amrusso@douglassalumnae.org.