May 1, 2013
The weekend of April 12-14, Simmons hosted more than 100 alumnae/i, faculty, staff, and friends at the 2013 Black Alumnae/i Symposium. This special event, held every five years, invites guests to celebrate their gifts and the power of their presence.
Numerous awards were given to outstanding members of the alumnae/i community, including Kelley Chunn ’90GS; Adunni Slackman Anderson ’73; Theresa Hooper Peterson ’85; Charlotte M. Streat ’00SM; Alicia D. Canady Adamson ’03; Chantel S. Adams ’09; Elizabeth B. Rawlins ’67GS, ’03HD; Patricia D. Phipps ’75; and Cheryl Doddy Howard ’71. Dr. Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey’s “all-time favorite guest,” gave an inspiring presentation as the keynote speaker.
In honor of the Black Alumnae/i Symposium, Trustee Roslyn Watson ’71 has challenged alumnae/i to raise funds for the Black Alumnae/i Symposium Legacy Scholarship. She will match every gift made to the scholarship fund through May, up to $150,000. Gifts to the fund may be made online.