Multicultural Networking and Career Conference

The Honorable Laura Douglas '79

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
February 10-11, 2017

Sankofa, Caribbean Student Association, Latin American Organization are partnering with the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, Office of Intercultural Affairs, Office of Advancement, Africana Studies Program and African and Latino Alumni Association, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to host the Colleges' second Multicultural Networking and Career Conference February 10-11, 2017. The event will include several panel discussions and workshops with alumni and alumnae of color, and also include a keynote address from The Honorable Laura Douglas '79, Justice of the Bronx County Supreme Court and Supervising Judge of the Bronx County Civil Court. Douglas will also receive the Alumna Achievement Award.


  • Deadline for registering is Wednesday, February 8th at midnight!
  • Attend the Networking 101 workshop offered through Career Services (offered at 7:30 p.m. on February 7th in Trinity 305)
  • Students are encouraged to wear Business Casual or Professional attire. Feel free to stop by the Career Closet at Career Services if you would like to take advantage of the professional clothing we have for students.
  • Stop by Career Services to create your personalized business cards to share with the alums you will be networking with.

Alums include:

  • Justus Bey ’90, P’20, Owner, IT consulting company
  • Syeeda Briddell ’12, Business Development Associate, The Economist
  • Vicki Brouk ’78, Self-Employed
  • Rodney Carter ‘90, CEO of Rodney Carter Music & IT 2 Technician at CenturyLink
  • Sky Davis ’10, Director of Product Design, Mommy Nearest
  • Dan DeNose ’10, Founder, Leaders of the 21st Century
  • Valdora Estridge ‘08, Staff Attorney, Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, Inc.
  • Esthefanie Giordano ’10, Clinical Nurse I, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Xiomara Hall ’96, Director of Middle & Upper School Admissions, The Chapin School
  • Aloysee Jarmoszuk ’98, Chief of Staff, Division of Operations, NYC Dept. of Education
  • William Lee ’88, Quality Specialist, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Hon. Ludwig Gaines ’88, Vice President & General Counsel, The Euille Group
  • Isaias Garcia ’12, Program Manager, Year Up
  • Gary Marshall ’89, Teacher/Actor/Comedian
  • Derrick McDaniel ’90, Principal/Managing Director, S.E. & D. Enterprises (dba Caring Hearts of NJ Home Care)
  • Stephanie Mejia ’14, RRH Case Manager, Matt Urban Hope Center
  • Jordan Mueller ’15, Landscape Architecture Student, SUNY ESF
  • Margarita Ramos ’85, Global Head of HR Compliance, Bank of America
  • Rev. Hiram Ratliff ’88, Senior Pastor, New Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Michael Rawlins ’80, P’16, Senior User Experience Design Architect, ESPN
  • Sandra Rivera ’85, Assistant Director, Office of Economics, US International Trade Commission
  • Brian Sales ’89, Consultant for Nonprofits
  • Delvina Smith ’09, Director of Development, Providence Connections, Inc.
  • Hasan Stephens ’00, Founder/Executive Director, Good Life Youth Foundation
  • Rick Wallace ’91, Management Consultant, KPMG
  • Latiqua Washington ’09, Education Counselor, New Settlement Apartments College Access Center
  • Kelly Wynn ’83, President/CEO, Wynn & Associates Inc.


Friday, February 10, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Defining Success in the Workplace
A conversation with seniors regarding workplace culture, your personal true north, and how the rules of work may apply to you. Facilitated by former Trustee Margarita Ramos ’85, William Smith College Alumnae Association Representative

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10:15 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Jackeline Matos ’19
Chevanne DeVaney ’95, President, ALAA

11:15 a.m.

Life after HWS Panel
Moderated by Former Trustee Margarita Ramos ’85,William Smith College Alumnae Association Representative

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote: The Honorable Laura Douglas '79
Alumna Achievement Award Presentation and Keynote

1:40 p.m.

Speed Networking Session
Facilitated by The Honorable Ludwig P. Gaines ’88, Hobart Alumni Association Representative

2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Not-for-Profit Panel
Business Panel
Graduate School Panel

4:00 pm.

REAL Talk (Alums and students only)
Alums and students gather to discuss issues relevant to their experiences. Moderated by Sankofa: Black Student Union.

4:45 pm.

Closing with Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn

5:30 pm.

Dinner (Alums only)



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