1stGenYale Alumni Conference

  • 14 Apr 2018
  • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT


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Blazing the Trail; Being the First  

1stGenYale Alumni Conference

13-15 April 2018

keynote speaker

David A. Thomas '78, '84MA, '86 PhD
President, Morehouse College

"Lessons from an Improbable Journey"

New Haven, CT
13-15 April 2018

Tickets from $95


About the Event: 
Our alumni team is creating the inaugural 1stGenYale conference on campus. This will be the first time that we come together as a new alumni shared identity & interest group to celebrate who we are being first! Alumni from diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from all schools and years will connect with each other, share our stories, and develop meaningful friendships to continue well after the conference is over.

Full details of the programme are available here.

Yale Alumni Trailblazer David A. Thomas ’78, ’84 MA, ’86 PhD, President, Morehouse College will be giving the keynote address at the dinner on Saturday, 14 April.

President Thomas Career Highlights:
·         12th President of Morehouse College
·         H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School. His research addresses issues related to executive development, cultural diversity in organizations, leadership and organizational change.
·         Professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he served as dean from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure as dean, he created a culture committed to creating transformational educational experiences that prepare students to become principled and globally minded leaders poised to serve both business and society.
·         Author of several books and numerous journal articles focused on managing diversity and advancement of people of color in the workplace.
·         Read his full bio

“I was born to great parents in a working class family. Not even my parents attended college, but I was encouraged to excel and taught that I could excel at anything that I put my mind to and was disciplined around…” 10/26/17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjFzn_Auzo4

Co-Sponsors: Association of Yale Alumni, Association of Asian American Yale Alumni, Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance, Yale Black Alumni Association, Yale Latino Alumni Association, Yale Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae Association, Yale Graduate School Alumni Association, Yale Science and Engineering Association, Yale Veterans Association, YaleWomen, Careers, Life, and Yale; Yale College Dean's Office, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, Office of Career Strategy. 

Click here to register for this event. 

Contact:  1stgenyale@gmail.com
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