AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program
February 2017 Newsletter
"I have gained invaluable 
professional support 
and encouragement."
Welcome to 2017: a new chapter in our stories, tales of which only we can be the author.

We continue to welcome feedback and ideas from Mentors and Mentees. What questions are coming up in your mentoring sessions? What support/resources would help?  

Mentoring is based on individual communication and support, but the AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program also depends on the shared wisdom of the group.
This newsletter is a connection point for all alumnae in the program, highlighting the people, programs and resources available.

Share Your Feedback on Upcoming Conference Calls
The AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program Task Team would like to hear from you. Join our next conference call for Mentees this  Monday, February 13 at 7:00 pm EST. To RSVP for the Mentee call and to receive call-in details, e-mail Valerie Zieniuk '05.

Special thanks to Mentors who shared their insights on our conference call held on February 2. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive! Many Mentors enjoy getting to know their "delightful" Mentees and would recommend the program. Not only that, many say it is a great way to make connections with other alumnae, despite their geographic distance from the AADC or each other.

February Mentor and Mentee Spotlight
Yesenia Perez '12, left, is a newly-
minted lawyer starting her 
career with a firm in New Jersey. Donalene Roberts '16, right, is a first-year law student in Washingt on, DC.  Both are happy to have been connected through the AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program and to have each other to lean on for professional support and encouragement. Learn more about why the program is meaningful to them.
Volunteers Needed
The AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program Task Team is seeking volunteers, both mentors and mentees alike. We are especially interested in alumnae who would like to work with social media, newsletters, mentor/mentee outreach, and programming. If you are interested, please contact our Associate Director of Alumnae Relations Valerie Zieniuk '05.   
New Year, New You! Networking Workshop
Thank you to those Mentors and Mentees who attended the New Year, New You! Workshop on Saturday, January 21. At this workshop, presenter Donna C. Coulson '77, M.S., PCC shared great tips for networking leading to a redefined purpose and focus. The information divulged at the workshop included thinking about the slide pictured at the left: what do you want to STOP doing, START doing, CONTINUE doing, and DO differently in 2017?

Alumnae also expanded their circles as a means of achieving their personal and professional goals.
If you would like more information on the content of the workshop, please e-mail Valerie Zieniuk '05 .
2017 - 2018 AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program
Applications for Mentors and Mentees to participate in the 2017-2018 AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program, as well as further details on your current pairing and reapplying to the program, will be coming in the spring.

Stay tuned for more information about the second year of the AADC Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program.
Mentoring Resources
Consider the tips and tactics shared in the links below. Do you reflect these attributes in your mentoring relationship?

Upcoming Events and News
Saturday, February 25 - AADC BAN & YAN read all about love by bell hooks and enjoy a Soul Food potluck - RSVP to aadcyan@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 1 - Deadline to nominate your mentor or mentee for an AADC Award.

Tuesday, March 21 - AADC Zagoren Lecture featuring Patricia Teffenhart '01 - register here

Saturday, April 22 - Spring Alumnae Council and AADC Founders Day Celebration featuring the AADC Society of Excellence Induction Ceremony and the kickoff of the AADC's 95th Anniversary - save the date!

Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 - Alumnae Reunion Weekend

Check out AADC Regional Connection Groups and AADC Affinity Networks!
Newsletter Content and Format Created by:
Kristin Long '78,  Linda Parry '75,  Valerie Hughes Zieniuk '05
Thank you to the donors of the AADC Annual Appeal who make our Mabel's Alumnae Mentoring Program possible. Your generosity and support keep our alumnae sisterhood strong.

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