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BROWN UNIVERSITY’S
INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL
BLACK ALUMNI REUNION
October 18 - 20, 2013
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Richard Gray ’85
Director, Community Organizing and Engage...
IPC Annual Fund Community Challenge

IPC set a record participation rate with 898 black donors!
Thank you to the four alum...
Africana Studies Endowed Fund
$50,000
$45,000

$50,000 [Goal]

$40,000
$35,000

$32,400 [Status]

$30,000
$25,000
$20,000
...
George Lima ’48, Tuskegee Airman
George Lima helped found the University’s chapter of
Omega Psi Phi, a black fraternity, a...
Thomas Brown ’50, Trustee Emeritus
A native of Fall River, Thomas Brown is most
remembered for the lifelong battle he foug...
Danielle Dunlap ’10, Peace Corps Activist
Danielle Alexis Dunlap graduated in 2010 from Brown
University with a degree in ...
Tribute to Roland Laird, Jr. ’82
Laird Jr. Memorial Summer
Program Scholarship (SPS) Fund
Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs
Partner Scholarships

Since 2006, IPC has partnered with Brown to send highperforming, l...
Original “Marie Moses Grant” named for
Marie Moses Irons ’82
One of Brown University’s first AfricanAmerican female Comput...
Committee of Brown alumni who established
the “Marie Moses Grant”
Leon Johnson
Roland Laird, Jr.*
Steve Robertson
Donna Wo...
Roland Laird’s Dedication to SPS
“He focused on the big picture, but never lost the
details...did the student have the rig...
Roland later expanded the IPCNY scholarship effort to send
high school students to the
Brown Leadership Institute.
Eventua...
Partner Scholarship Program: 2013 NSF Fellowships
For Rhode Island Students and those identified by the Inman Page Black A...
Roland Laird’s Dedication to SPS
Robin Rose

“I never saw anyone work any harder to
make such dreams possible for young pe...
IPC Partner SUMMER@BROWN
Student Participants
2013
2013
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2013
2013
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2011
2011
2011
2011
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Roland Laird’s Dedication to SPS
“He never stopped believing in these young
people or the power of education to transform
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Brown
Nat’l Society of
Black Engineers
Circa 1982

Let’s keep it going!

ROLAND O. LAIRD JR. MEMORIAL SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOL...
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BROWN UNIVERSITY’S
INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL
BLACK ALUMNI REUNION
October 18 - 20, 2013
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JOIN US AT THE AFTERPARTY

FETE MUSIC
(CO-OWNED BY DON KING ‘93)
103 DIKE STREET, PROVIDENCE

Shuttle service will run...
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Brown University's Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) 2013 Black Alumni Reunion "Investing in Us: Past, Present and Future" took place on October 18 to 20, 2013. This presentation was shown at the Kick-off Event.

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Brown University - Black Alumni Reunion - Kickoff Event Presentation

  1. 1. 1 BROWN UNIVERSITY’S INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL BLACK ALUMNI REUNION October 18 - 20, 2013
  2. 2. Thank You to Our Sponsors Annenberg Institute for School Reform Richard Gray ’85 Director, Community Organizing and Engagement The Travelers Companies, Inc. Joelle Murchison ’95 Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion One United Bank Teri Williams Cohee ’79 President O’s Place Jazz Newsletter D. Oscar Groomes ’82, P’15 Founder 2
  3. 3. IPC Annual Fund Community Challenge IPC set a record participation rate with 898 black donors! Thank you to the four alumni who collectively pledged $100,000 to fund a new IPC endowed scholarship: Lynette Allison Carr ’79 Derek Medina ’88 Roosevelt Robinson ’78 Wes Thompson ’76 3
  4. 4. Africana Studies Endowed Fund $50,000 $45,000 $50,000 [Goal] $40,000 $35,000 $32,400 [Status] $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 The Ruth J. Simmons Africana Studies Endowed Fund $5,000 $0 4
  5. 5. George Lima ’48, Tuskegee Airman George Lima helped found the University’s chapter of Omega Psi Phi, a black fraternity, and he studied sociology partly “to get my head straight about this business about segregation and discrimination,” he says. Mr. Lima founded the Black Air Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering youth through education. His remarkable experiences as a “Tuskegee Airman” came to the attention of the public in the documentary “Black Men Can Fly”. The Inman Page Black Alumni Council honored George Lima during the 2010 Black Alumni Reunion for his outstanding contributions to the Black community at Brown University and beyond. 5
  6. 6. Thomas Brown ’50, Trustee Emeritus A native of Fall River, Thomas Brown is most remembered for the lifelong battle he fought in Boston to achieve diversity in employment. A member of the class of 1950 at Brown University, he immediately took a more venturous professional turn for that era. As an associate at the Marvin and Leonard Advertising Agency he became the first African-American to be employed at a management level in that industry. He was a member of the Brown University Board of Trustees. 6
  7. 7. Danielle Dunlap ’10, Peace Corps Activist Danielle Alexis Dunlap graduated in 2010 from Brown University with a degree in Neuroscience. She was one of 69 Americans sworn in as Peace Corps volunteers on Aug. 30, 2011 at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Peace Corps in Ghana. Throughout her service, she carried out activities aimed at improving the quality of life for her community in the areas of nutrition, HIV/AIDS and malaria awareness, and sanitation. While in Ghana, Danielle raised money to build a clinic in her community. That community chose to remember her by naming the clinic after the name they had given her, "Mama Grace." 7
  8. 8. Tribute to Roland Laird, Jr. ’82 Laird Jr. Memorial Summer Program Scholarship (SPS) Fund
  9. 9. Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs Partner Scholarships Since 2006, IPC has partnered with Brown to send highperforming, low-income, African-American students to Brown pre-college summer programs they would not otherwise be able to afford.
  10. 10. Original “Marie Moses Grant” named for Marie Moses Irons ’82 One of Brown University’s first AfricanAmerican female Computer Science graduates. “… She was executive director of technology for the Pontiac, Mich., school system, where she increased the number of computers in the classrooms and trained teachers and students to use them. She was previously a computer consulting manager at Coopers & Lybrand, a public school teacher in Detroit, and a computer programmer at CSC in Baltimore...” Inspired by a strong desire to honor the legacy of alumna Marie Moses Irons ’82 after her tragic death in late 2002, ten ‘82 alumni started a grant fund administrated by IPC-NY to send 2 middle school students to Brown’s SPARK Program. That fund – The Ethel Tremaine Robinson Foundation – was housed external to Brown.
  11. 11. Committee of Brown alumni who established the “Marie Moses Grant” Leon Johnson Roland Laird, Jr.* Steve Robertson Donna Woodall Louise Quick Richard Jones II Michelle Ifill Karona Mason Ramona Wilcox Atiba Mbiwan
  12. 12. Roland Laird’s Dedication to SPS “He focused on the big picture, but never lost the details...did the student have the right shoes, enough socks, enough spending money, a rain coat? He put so many miles on his car, driving students back and forth to Providence...sometimes with the student's family in the car or a single mom who was worried about where the heck her child was going.” Robin Rose Senior Associate Dean of Continuing Education February 2013
  13. 13. Roland later expanded the IPCNY scholarship effort to send high school students to the Brown Leadership Institute. Eventually, he became a source for identifying African American high school applicants for NSF Summer Fellowships. IPC-ATL joined this effort in 2012, with Roland’s help.
  14. 14. Partner Scholarship Program: 2013 NSF Fellowships For Rhode Island Students and those identified by the Inman Page Black Alumni Council Microbiology | Neuroscience | Bioinformatics & Computer Science
  15. 15. Roland Laird’s Dedication to SPS Robin Rose “I never saw anyone work any harder to make such dreams possible for young people. Senior Associate Dean of Continuing Education February 2013 He was always scrambling to identify good students, raise the necessary funds, or even help us track down forms.”
  16. 16. IPC Partner SUMMER@BROWN Student Participants 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Methany Eltigani Ava Brignol Jocelyn Black-Paul Ahmed Elhassan Amanda Watts Konadu Amoakuh Rachelle Jacques Selah Kamau Tafari James Kaya Thomas Dominick Robinson Michael Whittington Hassan Abdullah Melissa Barclay Jamir Holt PA MA PA PA GA GA GA NJ NJ NY NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ 2010 2010 2010 2010 Jamir Holt Ty'Jahnae Stoddard Kirsten Beverly Aleah Floyd NJ NY or NJ NY or NJ NY or NJ 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Sojourner Ahebee Jasmine Chaney Jessica Debrah Naomi Nelson Jamir Holt NY or NJ NY or NJ NY or NJ NY or NJ NJ 2008 2008 2008 2008 Abiah Floyd Torrie Garvin Shantell Missouri Miles Richardson NY or NJ NY or NJ NY or NJ NY or NJ 2006 2006 Nadee Lewis Derek Dunlap, Jr. NJ NJ
  17. 17. Roland Laird’s Dedication to SPS “He never stopped believing in these young people or the power of education to transform lives. He inspired all of us and the students he brought to Brown.” “Roland's passion for kids and for Brown came together in beautiful and inspiring ways with Summer Programs. It was our honor to work with him.” Robin Rose Senior Associate Dean Continuing Education Feb. 2013
  18. 18. Brown Nat’l Society of Black Engineers Circa 1982 Let’s keep it going! ROLAND O. LAIRD JR. MEMORIAL SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND To donate, go to www.gifts.development.brown.edu/Brown/ChooseGifts.aspx, Check the box for "Other" under "Other Current-Use Priorities," and enter LAIRD JR. MEMORIAL SPS FUND.
  19. 19. 20 BROWN UNIVERSITY’S INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL BLACK ALUMNI REUNION October 18 - 20, 2013
  20. 20. 21 JOIN US AT THE AFTERPARTY FETE MUSIC (CO-OWNED BY DON KING ‘93) 103 DIKE STREET, PROVIDENCE Shuttle service will run to Fete until 2:00am

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