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Babson Campus: Black Affinity Conference
Start Date: 2/28/2014Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 2/28/2014End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION WILL BE WELCOME.

The Black Affinity Conference is dedicated to strengthening Leadership & Legacy between alumni & students while celebrating diversity and achievement of individuals from the community.

Friday, February 28
6:30 p.m.
MLK Legacy Conversations: The New Colorism
The student winners of the MLK Legacy Day Speech & Creativity Contest will be announced followed by a moderated discussion around the documentary Dark Girls and the implications of personal and professional development, the global economy, education and more.
o Tina Opie, Assistant Professor, Management
o Michelle Chalmers, Author, Skin on My Chin
o Chanta Patton ’M14, Babson College
o Kevin Bruyneel- Associate Professor, Babson College
o Jeff Meade '98- Marketing Director, Villa

Saturday, March 1
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Black Affinity Connections
Current student entrepreneurial leaders and alumni will be present during a “speed dating” style session to spark conversation based on current projects, interests or endeavors.
Participants:
o LaShonda Cooks’10, Artist, Writer
o Jamaal Eversley’10, Artist
o Shateik Gatlin’16, Men of Color Initiative at Babson College
o John Campbell’10, Politics 101
o Taelyr Roberts’15, Entrepreneurship & Education
o Nitiya Walker’14, Walter’s Take on Business: Babson Television
o Shaina Silva’08, Haiti in Transition

10:15 - 12:00 p.m.
College Update
o Dr. Kerry Healey, President, Babson College

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Legacy with a Global Mindset
o Betsy Newman '93, Vice President, Student Affairs & Program Strategy
o Amir Reza, Vice Provost, International and Multicultural

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Program honoring Black Affinity Achievement Award Winner
o Amanda Strong’87, Managing Director, Asset Management for Colony Realty and Trustee, Babson College

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Master Class
o Richard Bliss, Associate Professor, Finance

3:00 - 5:15 p.m.
BAC Industry Panels
Hear alumni, faculty and professional perspectives, trends and experiences in the following industries:
o Financial Services
o Consulting, Real Estate and Law
o Marketing, Media and Entertainment
o Non-Profit, Education, and Social Entrepreneurship
Featuring panelists:
o Candace Burns Johnson ‘87
o Reginald Mbawuike ‘97
o Jodi Ann Lewis’03
o Lyndon Mouton’10
o Robin Allen Glover’02
o Ashley Rudolph’08
o Dr. Jennifer Bailey- Babson Faculty
o Gary Ottley-Babson Faculty

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception and One on One Coaching Sessions for Students

6:00 p.m.
1st Annual BAC Dinner Celebration
Hosted by the Black Student Union and Black MBA @ Babson at Roger's Pub
(Please see Anne Heller at the conference for new registration and payment information)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION WILL BE WELCOME.
Location Information:
Babson Campus - Olin Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Anne Heller
Phone: 781-239-4235
Email: aheller@babson.edu
Black Affinity Conference
Additional Information:
Make a Gift: http://bab.sn/9j6d5i

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