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BROWN UNIVERSITY’S
INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL
(IPC) ANNUAL MEETING
MAY 24, 2014
Agenda
 Welcome
 IPC’s Mission
 Farewell from IPC President Karen McLaurin ‘74
 Board of Governors
 Highlights & Acco...
IPC’s Mission
Establishment of IPC
 IPC was formed in honor of:
 Inman Page and George Washington Milford, the first
known Black under...
IPC’s Mission
 Strengthen Brown University by directly addressing the needs and
concerns of its Black alumni
 Establish ...
Farewell from Karen McLaurin ‘74
Farewell from IPC President Emeritus
Karen McLaurin ‘74
Dear IPC Alumni,
Unfortunately I must inform you of the need to cu...
Board of Governors
IPC Board of Governors
 Karen McLaurin '74 – President Emeritus
 Tiffani Scott '98 – Acting President
 Crystal Cochren ...
Highlights & Accomplishments
IPC Highlights, 2012 – 2014
 Aug 2012: Partnered with the Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI) for Third World
Transition Pr...
IPC & AOCI Accomplishments
 In 2011, successfully established the IPC Endowed
Scholarship by raising $323,526
 In 2012, ...
Treasurer’s Report
IPC Annual Budget
BAA Program Funding for FY13-14 $7,000
Board & Annual Meetings 1,750
Kente stoles for ONYX ceremony 1,60...
Fundraising
Fundraising Committee Update
 Committee Chairpersons: Nicole Clare ‘99 and Alissa Mayers ‘03
 Accomplishments over the l...
Adopt-A-Student Program
Current Fundraising Initiative
 Adopt-A-Student
 Provide alumni with the opportunity to support students
who have been a...
Black Alumni Reunion
Black Alumni Reunion: October 18-20, 2013
“Investing in US: Past, Present and Future”
Purpose: Strengthens the social and ...
BAR 2013 Programming
 Kick-off Reception
 Welcome from Brown University President Christina Paxson
 Panel Discussions
...
BAR 2013 Attendance Summary
Total Attendance
Alumni and Guests (2008 and before) 216
Young Alumni and Guests (2009 – 2013)...
Black Alumni Reunion Sponsors
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Richard Gray ’85
Director, Community Organizing and En...
2013 Black Alumni Reunion Budget
IPC Revenue $52,117
Attendee Registration 33,235
Corporate and Individual Sponsorship 18,...
Laird Memorial Summer Scholarship
Laird Summer Scholarship Update
 Committee Chairperson: Tuneen Chisolm ‘84
 The Roland Laird Jr. Memorial Summer Program...
Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs
Partner Scholarships
Since 2006, IPC has partnered with Brown to send high-
performing, ...
Partner Scholarship Program: 2013 NSF Fellowships
For Rhode Island Students and those identified by the Inman Page Black A...
Brown
Nat’l Society of
Black Engineers
Circa 1982
To donate, go to www.gifts.development.brown.edu/Brown/ChooseGifts.aspx,...
Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI)
2013-2014
Fundraising Update
(Gifts received through May 19)
Inman Page Black Alumni Council Community
Goal: Grow the Africana Studies department
endowment to $150,000
• Total Contrib...
All Alumni of Color
Goal: Raise $40,000 more for TWTP Endowed Fund
• Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Minority Peer
Co...
Immediate –Use Funds
All Alumni of Color
Goal: Set New Brown Annual Fund Donor Records for
Each Community
• IPC Community ...
2013-2014
IPC COMMUNITY OVERALL GIVING TO DATE
All AOCI Endowments: $37,970
Brown Annual Fund: $185, 822
All Areas at Brow...
STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY
IPC SCHOLARSHIPS THIS YEAR
IPC Community
Brown Annual Fund ScholarshipIPC Endowed Scholarship
Taylor...
LOOKING AHEAD
 The AOCI Gift Committee and GOLD Gift
Committee have begun to review the University’s
strategic plan to id...
250th Anniversary
IPC’s 250th Anniversary Committee
 Committee Chairperson: Harold Bailey ‘70
 IPC African-American History at Brown Propo...
Black Matriculation
Matriculation Committee Update
 Committee Chairpersons: Eldridge Gilbert ‘05 and Judith Sanford Harris ‘74
 In March, a ...
Black Male Enrollment
Black Male Enrollment Sub-Committee
 Committee Chairperson: Tony Teat ‘88
 Starting with a meeting between Black Male al...
Alumni-Student Relations
Alumni-Student Mentoring Program
 Committee Chairpersons: Justin Coles ’11 and Andrea O’Neal ’03
 The IPC Alumni-Student...
Local Chapter Development
Chapter Development
Current State: IPC local chapters are critical to the long-term success of IPC and
Brown’s affinity gr...
New York Chapter Update
New York Chapter Update
 Committee Chairpersons: Deshaun Mars ‘08 and Dwight Vidale ‘05
 Accomplishments
 Finished crea...
Chicago Chapter Update
Chicago Chapter Update
 Committee Chairperson: Steven Hunter ‘99
 The Chicago Chapter hosted a reception for newly
admit...
Los Angeles Chapter Update
L.A. Chapter Update
 Committee Chairpersons: Olu Gittens ‘95 and Uchenna Omokaro ‘05
 The Los Angeles Chapter, formed th...
Honorary Degrees
Honorary Degrees
 Brown University continues the 250th anniversary celebration of its founding by
awarding honorary degre...
IPC Election Update
Candidates
Closing
Reminders
 Join the IPC Facebook and LinkedIn groups. There are over
1,000 black alumni connected! Visit our website at
w...
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
Brown University - Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting - May 2014
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  1. 1. BROWN UNIVERSITY’S INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL (IPC) ANNUAL MEETING MAY 24, 2014
  2. 2. Agenda  Welcome  IPC’s Mission  Farewell from IPC President Karen McLaurin ‘74  Board of Governors  Highlights & Accomplishments  Treasurer's Report  Committee Reports  Commencement – Honorary Degrees to be Awarded  IPC Elected Officers, 2014 – 2016  Closing
  3. 3. IPC’s Mission
  4. 4. Establishment of IPC  IPC was formed in honor of:  Inman Page and George Washington Milford, the first known Black undergraduates of Brown University in the class of 1877  Ethel T. Robinson, the first known female Black undergraduate of Pembroke College in the class of 1905  All of the Black students who have followed in the path that they cleared  IPC was established on April 14, 2000
  5. 5. IPC’s Mission  Strengthen Brown University by directly addressing the needs and concerns of its Black alumni  Establish a productive interaction among Black alumni, students, faculty, and staff  Channel energies toward broadening opportunities for members of the Black community in and around Brown University  Maximize Black alumni participation in the life of the University.  Collaborate with organizations that further the interests of Brown University, including, but not limited to, the Brown Alumni Association (BAA)
  6. 6. Farewell from Karen McLaurin ‘74
  7. 7. Farewell from IPC President Emeritus Karen McLaurin ‘74 Dear IPC Alumni, Unfortunately I must inform you of the need to cut my term short as President of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC). My husband fell and broke his hip and needs extra help at this time and I must fill the job. I am humbled and honored to have served as IPC President-Elect and President. I have truly enjoyed interacting with such an engaged and committed Board of Governors and a fabulous overall black alumni population. At the close of the IPC Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, I vacated the Office of President. I trust that all will offer the same support you provided me to Tiffani Scott ‘98, President-Elect, as she serves the balance of my term. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence! It was truly an honor to serve the Black alumni, students and staff for the past three and three-quarter years. Ever True, Karen E. McLaurin-Chesson’74 Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) President, 2012-2014
  8. 8. Board of Governors
  9. 9. IPC Board of Governors  Karen McLaurin '74 – President Emeritus  Tiffani Scott '98 – Acting President  Crystal Cochren '95 – Secretary  Adrienne Jones '93 – Treasurer  Harold Bailey '70 – AOC  Bernicestine McLeod Bailey '68 – AOC  Brickson Diamond '93 – AOC  Shane McGregor '95 – Communications  Denise Bledsoe Slaughter ‘75 – Communications  Lydia Boddie Rice ‘76 – Communications  Nicole Clare '99 – Fundraising  Alissa Mayers '03 – Fundraising  Judith Sanford-Harris '74 – University Policy  Tuneen Chisolm '84 – Chapter Development ATL  Steven Hunter '99 – Chapter Development Chicago  Dwight Vidale '05 – Chapter Development NYC  Deshaun Mars '09 – Chapter Development NYC  Justin Coles '10 – Alumni Student Mentoring  Margaret Stevens, PhD ‘09 – Alumni Student Mentoring  Andrea O’Neal ‘03 – Alumni Student Mentoring  Darwyn Parker-Harris '75 – Black Alumni Reunion  Tony Teat '88 – Black Male Matriculation  Eldridge Gilbert '05 – Black Matriculation  Leland McGee '77 – By-Laws
  10. 10. Highlights & Accomplishments
  11. 11. IPC Highlights, 2012 – 2014  Aug 2012: Partnered with the Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI) for Third World Transition Program (TWTP) fundraising event in NYC  Oct 2012: Hosted Alumni-Student Mixer at TWC  Jan 2013: Hosted U.S. Presidential Inaugural event in D.C. in partnership with the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC)  April 2013: IPC Mentoring Program launched to match alumni with current students  June 2013: Partnered with Rites & Reason and the National Black Theater of Harlem to host a special night for IPC alumni of the play “June’s Blood”  October 2013: Hosted a Black Alumni Reunion “Investing in Us: Past, Present and Future” which attracted over 300 alumni and guests back to campus  Jan 2014: IPC-NY and the Brown Club of NY co-hosted the Unity Art Showcase for local alumni artists  Mar 2014: Co-sponsored Black Men’s & Women’s Appreciation Ceremony hosted by students  April 2014: IPC-NY and IPC-Chicago hosted Welcome Receptions for newly accepted students from the class of 2018
  12. 12. IPC & AOCI Accomplishments  In 2011, successfully established the IPC Endowed Scholarship by raising $323,526  In 2012, successfully established the Ruth J. Simmons Africana Studies Endowed Fund by raising $111,600  In 2012, in partnership with other affinity groups, successfully established the TWTP Endowed Fund by raising $108,071
  13. 13. Treasurer’s Report
  14. 14. IPC Annual Budget BAA Program Funding for FY13-14 $7,000 Board & Annual Meetings 1,750 Kente stoles for ONYX ceremony 1,600 Regional Chapter Event Support 1,050 Student Event Sponsorship Support 175 Web Hosting 200 Program funding was not used for the Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) so funding is available for this year’s IPC activities IPC Gift Account Balance $0 Starting Balance before BAR 2013 12,776 Ending Balance after BAR 2013 -5,400 BAR expenses were charged to the gift account; deficit was covered by the University
  15. 15. Fundraising
  16. 16. Fundraising Committee Update  Committee Chairpersons: Nicole Clare ‘99 and Alissa Mayers ‘03  Accomplishments over the last year  Researched, solicited and ultimately raised $20,000 in corporate sponsorship for the 2013 Black Alumni Reunion  Raised $1,000 through individual gifts for BAR (additional donations above registration price)  Provided fundraising messages for IPC email, posts to LinkedIn group  Contributed ideas including use of IPC Ambassadors at events, implemented at Inauguration event Jan 2013  Key challenges your committee faced  Competition with other IPC communication messages  Lack of interested committee members to help with the work  Future goals for your committee  Solicit individuals/board members to help make direct fundraising asks  Increase number of gift asks made to general population
  17. 17. Adopt-A-Student Program
  18. 18. Current Fundraising Initiative  Adopt-A-Student  Provide alumni with the opportunity to support students who have been accepted to Brown University as well as new graduates  Each year, IPC purchases t-shirts to welcome new students kente stoles to congratulate black graduates during the ONYX ceremony during Commencement Weekend  The traditions we are trying to fund with this effort are important rites of passage in the Black community at Brown and should be continued.
  19. 19. Black Alumni Reunion
  20. 20. Black Alumni Reunion: October 18-20, 2013 “Investing in US: Past, Present and Future” Purpose: Strengthens the social and professional network of alumni and students across classes and decades  Demonstrates vastness of alumni network to current students  Increases percentage of black alumni who donate  Increases alumni engagement with the University  Increases volunteerism  Builds partnerships with faculty and student groups  Raises awareness and funds for the Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI)
  21. 21. BAR 2013 Programming  Kick-off Reception  Welcome from Brown University President Christina Paxson  Panel Discussions  IPC’s Legacy of Leadership (moderated by Harold Bailey ‘70 and featured past IPC Presidents)  Being Black at Brown Today (moderated by Justin Coles ‘11)  No Longer the Major Minority in the U.S. (moderated by Spencer Crew ‘71)  Slavery, Human Bondage, and Justice (moderated by Professor Anthony Bogues)  Black Student Activism (moderated by Bernicestine McLeod Bailey ‘68)  Promoting Quality and Equitable Education for Urban Communities (moderated by Richard Gray ’85)  Interactive Workshops  Doodling (hosted by Lydia Boddie Rice ‘76)  Expanding the Benefits of Urban Revival (hosted by Dorothy Clark ‘75)  Networking Your Way to a Lasting Impression (hosted by Joelle Murchison ‘95)  Book Signings  Sheila Bridges ‘86  Alison Stewart ’88  Unity Funk Nite (music by DJ Garfield Davidson ‘00)  Worship Service (led by Worship Leader Jeffrey Williams ‘85 and Psalmist Katani Sumner ‘85)
  22. 22. BAR 2013 Attendance Summary Total Attendance Alumni and Guests (2008 and before) 216 Young Alumni and Guests (2009 – 2013) 23 Students 25 Children 21 Faculty 7 TOTAL 292
  23. 23. Black Alumni Reunion 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 39
  24. 24. 2013 Black Alumni Reunion Budget IPC Revenue $52,117 Attendee Registration 33,235 Corporate and Individual Sponsorship 18,882 In-Kind Expenses Contributed by the University $70,000 Includes expenses for the BAA Alumni Recognition Ceremony related to the tent and catering; as well as expenses related to Unity Funk Nite IPC Expenses $70,824 Reunion Souvenirs Catering for Meals & Receptions, Bar and Facilities Workshop Sessions and Audio/Visual Services Photography, Videography & Shuttle Services
  25. 25. Laird Memorial Summer Scholarship
  26. 26. Laird Summer Scholarship Update  Committee Chairperson: Tuneen Chisolm ‘84  The Roland Laird Jr. Memorial Summer Program Scholarship Fund was established in-house at Brown in May 2013 in honor of the late Roland Laird Jr. ‘82, who was the central player in establishing and maintaining IPC NY's summer scholarship to honor the late Marie Moses Irons '82, one of Brown’s first African American female computer science majors.  The “Marie Moses Grant” has enabled African-American middle school students to spend a few weeks during the summer on Brown's campus immersed in a science discipline of their choice.  Our goal for 2013 was to raise $10,000 for the Laird Jr. Memorial SPS Fund by December 31, 2013.  Roland’s long-time friend, David Hope offered to match up to five $1,000 contributions made between October and December 2013, with the intent of helping us meet the 2013 goal and move toward raising money for an endowed fund.  With that match, a total of $13,870 was raised by December 2013.
  27. 27. Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs Partner Scholarships Since 2006, IPC has partnered with Brown to send high- performing, low-income, African-American students to Brown pre-college summer programs they would not otherwise be able to afford.
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Brown Nat’l Society of Black Engineers Circa 1982 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. ROLAND O. LAIRD JR. MEMORIAL SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND Let’s keep it going!
  30. 30. Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI)
  31. 31. 2013-2014 Fundraising Update (Gifts received through May 19)
  32. 32. Inman Page Black Alumni Council Community Goal: Grow the Africana Studies department endowment to $150,000 • Total Contributions to Date: • IPC Community Contributions to Date: $114, 336 Endowment 2013-2014 ALUMNI OF COLOR INITIATIVE
  33. 33. All Alumni of Color Goal: Raise $40,000 more for TWTP Endowed Fund • Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Minority Peer Counselor (MPC) program • $38,466 (96.2%) in total cash has been received to date. We need just $1,534 more by June 30 to reach the goal. • The IPC Community has contributed $17,162 (44.6% of this year’s donations). Endowment 2013-2014 ALUMNI OF COLOR INITIATIVE
  34. 34. Immediate –Use Funds All Alumni of Color Goal: Set New Brown Annual Fund Donor Records for Each Community • IPC Community – 900 donors (2 more than last year’s fantastic record!) • The community currently has 451 donors to the Brown Annual Fund who have contributed $185,822. • This is halfway to the donor goal! 2013-2014 ALUMNI OF COLOR INITIATIVE
  35. 35. 2013-2014 IPC COMMUNITY OVERALL GIVING TO DATE All AOCI Endowments: $37,970 Brown Annual Fund: $185, 822 All Areas at Brown: $281,968 from 614 donors Giving to All Areas
  36. 36. STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY IPC SCHOLARSHIPS THIS YEAR IPC Community Brown Annual Fund ScholarshipIPC Endowed Scholarship Taylor Williams ’15 Cerritos, California This scholarship has received a total of $359,024 in gifts to date. Maya Finoh ’17 Durham, North Carolina This scholarship was created as a result of last year’s record-setting Annual Fund participation.
  37. 37. LOOKING AHEAD  The AOCI Gift Committee and GOLD Gift Committee have begun to review the University’s strategic plan to identify possible focus areas for fundraising during the next campaign.  Possibilities include:  Center for Slavery & Justice  Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America  Sophomore Seminar Program (focused on diversity)  Expanding our support for existing AOCI priorities:  Africana Studies  Financial Aid  Third World Transition Program
  38. 38. 250th Anniversary
  39. 39. IPC’s 250th Anniversary Committee  Committee Chairperson: Harold Bailey ‘70  IPC African-American History at Brown Proposal currently under consideration for funding by the Brown 250th Committee. The proposal requests funding for:  An Archivist to codify, extend and validate the Timeline of African-American History at Brown  Development and Implementation of an ongoing Interactive Web-based Timeline  Funding for a significant Interactive Exhibition based upon Key Elements of the Timeline.  Development of a proposal for a book focused on African-American History at Brown.  The Center for Slavery and Social Justice, Center for Race and Ethnicity, and Africana Studies Department are co-sponsoring the project along with IPC.
  40. 40. Black Matriculation
  41. 41. Matriculation Committee Update  Committee Chairpersons: Eldridge Gilbert ‘05 and Judith Sanford Harris ‘74  In March, a request was made for alumni volunteers to call accepted students. The recruitment drive included outreach to previous volunteers and IPC members through Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter. There were a total of 105 volunteers who began calling the 289 accepted black students on April 7th and concluded on April 30th.  At the conclusion of the campaign 100 students had been reached by a volunteer. Over half of the volunteers reported that the student was likely to matriculate to Brown.  IPC alumni also attend welcome receptions hosted by Brown, including those that were “closed” to all but a small group of alumni interviewers due to the size of the venue. We had IPC representation at the receptions in Atlanta, Boston, DC, Detroit, LA, New York, Northern California, Philadelphia, Providence, and Raleigh/Durham.  In Chicago and New York, however, IPC alumni hosted their own welcome receptions. The New York reception was hosted by IPC president Tiffani Scott, and Latino admits were also invited. The Chicago IPC reception was hosted by Steven Hunter ‘99. In both cases, students were also strongly encouraged to attend the regional welcome receptions and ADOCH.
  42. 42. Black Male Enrollment
  43. 43. Black Male Enrollment Sub-Committee  Committee Chairperson: Tony Teat ‘88  Starting with a meeting between Black Male alums and undergraduate students (“The Brotherhood”) following the 2013 BAR, there has been regular student-alumni contact throughout the school year.  Created a joint Google Groups listserv for Black Male students & alumni (ipc-black-male-enrollment@googlegroups.com)  Since February 2014, at least one BM alum has participated in an informal or organized campus interaction every month.  February – informal student/ alumni dinner discussion (Richard Gray ’85)  March – Black Greek Meet & Greet (Robinson Alston ’84)  April – Black Male Appreciation Dinner (Roger Vann ’87, Tony Teat ’88)
  44. 44. Alumni-Student Relations
  45. 45. Alumni-Student Mentoring Program  Committee Chairpersons: Justin Coles ’11 and Andrea O’Neal ’03  The IPC Alumni-Student Relations Committee launched the IPC Mentoring Program in April 2013. The program kicked off with a total inaugural class of 96 alumni and students, paired for a one-on-one mentoring experience. It also is the first of its kind and scale across any Brown alumni affinity group.  This 6-month mentoring relationship aimed to strengthen communication and resource sharing between undergraduates and the alumni base.  Participants ranged from the class of 1973 to the class of 2016.  Our goal is that students will find success in fully utilizing the Brown network to further their personal and professional development.  The committee plans to incorporate improvements to the program through lessons learned and kick off the next round in October 2014.
  46. 46. Local Chapter Development
  47. 47. Chapter Development Current State: IPC local chapters are critical to the long-term success of IPC and Brown’s affinity group goals. Efforts in cities such as New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia have experienced varying degrees of success over the years. The following chapter guidelines are being used:  Communication – There must be an open line of communication between IPC national and the IPC chapters that operates in an environment of transparency and mutual respect.  Singularity of Purpose – IPC national and IPC chapters must work together to ensure the chapter activities are aligned with IPC national goals and activities.  Direction and Leadership – Alumni seeking to form chapters need active support and guidance from IPC national to provide a clear vision of how IPC chapters can and should further the IPC mission.
  48. 48. New York Chapter Update
  49. 49. New York Chapter Update  Committee Chairpersons: Deshaun Mars ‘08 and Dwight Vidale ‘05  Accomplishments  Finished creating the listserv/Google group in order for us to keep track of the Black alumni in the New York City area  Hosted IPC-NY happy hour event in October 2013  Coordinated two Unity Events with the Brown Club of NY: Unity Challenge in April 2013 and Art showcase in January 2014  Hosted reception to welcome new students reception in April 2014  Challenges  Participation, consistent support, and getting more investment in our local IPC efforts  Not having sustained programming to keep people involved  Planning events that reach our vast audience  Connecting with younger alumni  Future goals  More consistent events  Create local event committees to broaden our reach and get people invested in IPC-NY  Grow our membership base by identifying more black Brown alumni in NYC that want to stay involved with IPC  More communication with other local IPC chapters to share best practices and create community of IPC chapter leaders
  50. 50. Chicago Chapter Update
  51. 51. Chicago Chapter Update  Committee Chairperson: Steven Hunter ‘99  The Chicago Chapter hosted a reception for newly admitted students and their parents on April 27  Steven Hunter, Allison Harris, Carla Green, Rodney Robinson, Lisa Haley-Huff, Dr. Surrenthia Parker, Dr. Rhonda Gans, and Lilla Fisher treated the guests to stories about our experiences at Brown and answered questions from students and parents
  52. 52. Los Angeles Chapter Update
  53. 53. L.A. Chapter Update  Committee Chairpersons: Olu Gittens ‘95 and Uchenna Omokaro ‘05  The Los Angeles Chapter, formed this year, hosted a meet-and-greet kickoff at L.A.’s Post and Beam restaurant in May 2014.  The L.A. chapter co-sponsored, with the Brown Club of Southern California, a group event to see the revival of Gerswin’s "Porgy and Bess," at the Ahmanson Theatre in May 2014  Our goal for 2014 is to develop an active membership of approximately one dozen African American Brown alumni in Southern California, incorporating their ideas for cultural, service, networking and educational activities.  Contact the co-chairs at InmanPageLA@gmail.com
  54. 54. Honorary Degrees
  55. 55. Honorary Degrees  Brown University continues the 250th anniversary celebration of its founding by awarding honorary degrees to alumni on Sunday, May 25:  Beatrice Coleman ’25, Teacher Beatrice Coleman received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown in 1925, during the administration of President William H.P. Faunce. One of three black women in her class, she was a permanent member of the NAACP and secretary of its New England Regional Conference, was a civic leader as president of the Criterion Club, an African American women’s club, and an active committee member of the Rhode Island Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.  Thomas Perez ’83, Civil Rights Attorney and U.S. Secretary of Labor An international relations and political science concentrator at Brown (A.B., 1983), Perez earned a law degree at Harvard and embarked on a career of public service, first as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court (Colorado) and then 12 years in federal service, most of it in the Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, he conducted or supervised prosecutions involving civil rights and the rights of employees.  Debra Lee ’76, Entertainment Industry Executive Debra Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks, graduated from Brown in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, specializing in Asian politics. She continued her studies at Harvard, earning a master’s degree in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School.
  56. 56. IPC Election Update
  57. 57. Candidates
  58. 58. Closing
  59. 59. Reminders  Join the IPC Facebook and LinkedIn groups. There are over 1,000 black alumni connected! Visit our website at www.brownipc.org.  Don’t miss this evening’s events:  4:30 – 5:30 | IPC Reception (Lobby)  6:00 – 8:00 | ONYX Rites of Passage (RI Convention Center)  Limited dinner tickets are available at the door for $25pp  Alumni volunteers for stoling ceremony should arrive at 7:00pm  Shuttle service is available downtown and back (corner of Brown & George)  9:30 – 12:30 | Unity Funk Nite (Stephen Robert Campus Center)  Music by DJ Garfield Davidson ’00  Alumni and seniors are welcome to this evening of dancing, music, and fun

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