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UM Black Alumni Society, Our Story: Black Excellence

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Opening Remarks and State of the U Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Opening Remarks and State of the U Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Dr. Donald Spivey Teja Veal Astin Hayes, B.S.C. '06
2021-02-18T10:30:00Z 2021-02-18T10:50:00Z America/New_York Opening+Remarks+and+State+of+the+U+Diversity+and+Inclusion+Initiatives https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Leadership Matters
Hear from two alumni financial executives why demonstrating leadership in your industry, community, and in one’s personal choices matters.
Ellenmarie McPhillip Alice Vilma, B.B.A. '99 David Mullings, M.B.A. '03, B.S. '00
2021-02-18T11:00:00Z 2021-02-18T11:50:00Z America/New_York Leadership+Matters https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Building Wealth and Bridging the Gap
Families of color have traditionally been kept from building generational wealth. Come learn with our expert panelists key tactics on how to break the cycle.
Kerlin Blaise, B.B.A. '97 Gerald Grant Jr. Kembala Evans, B.B.A. '95 Birame Sock, B.S.C. '97 Bill Cheeks
2021-02-18T12:00:00Z 2021-02-18T13:30:00Z America/New_York Building+Wealth+and+Bridging+the+Gap https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Piece of the Pie: Home Ownership
Homeownership is a significant step in achieving the dream. Learn how to prepare financially, navigate the process, obtain buying tips, and build equity.
Michaelangelo Dooley, B.B.A. '11 Racole Jackson, Esq., LLM '13 Jessica Taylor, M.B.A. '19, B.S.E.D. '11
2021-02-18T15:00:00Z 2021-02-18T16:00:00Z America/New_York Piece+of+the+Pie%3A+Home+Ownership https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Piece of the Pie: Investments
Strengthen your financial literacy. Learn how to set and achieve financial goals while taking advantage of opportunities for your unique situation.
Marcie Hibbs, A.B. '99 Kelly Jennings, CFP, B.B.A '05 Asgar Ali, B.B.A. '05
2021-02-18T15:00:00Z 2021-02-18T16:00:00Z America/New_York Piece+of+the+Pie%3A+Investments https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Friday Morning Opening Remarks
Dr. Patricia Morgan, Ph.D., B.S. '06
2021-02-19T11:00:00Z 2021-02-19T11:05:00Z America/New_York Friday+Morning+Opening+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Morning Mindfulness Session
Practice being aware of your mind, body and emotions in the present moment, to strengthen your focus for the rest of the day.
Dr. Denise Vidot, Ph.D. '15, A.B. '08,
2021-02-19T11:05:00Z 2021-02-19T11:35:00Z America/New_York Morning+Mindfulness+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Helping Kids Cope During the Pandemic
Practical strategies for parents
Alana Smith, M.A., NSCP, B.S. '05
2021-02-19T11:45:00Z 2021-02-19T12:15:00Z America/New_York Helping+Kids+Cope+During+the+Pandemic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Systemic Oppression Discussion Panel
Our panel will discuss the urgency of venturing beyond cultural entrenchment to change the narrative within the systems shaping the minds of our children.
AJ Donaldson, B.S.E.E. '03 Lori-Ann Cox Dr. Stephani Burton, Ph.D. Dr. Laura Kohn-Wood, Ph.D.
2021-02-19T16:30:00Z 2021-02-19T17:30:00Z America/New_York Systemic+Oppression+Discussion+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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History of Black Student Advocacy
Hear from former and current student leaders on speaking truth to power, confronting injustice and demanding equity, and the tactics used to mobilize students.
Christopher Clarke Landon Coles Marilyn Holifield Abigail Adeleke Ronnie Graham Jordan Rhodes Gregory Adams, A.B. '76
2021-02-19T17:45:00Z 2021-02-19T19:00:00Z America/New_York History+of+Black+Student+Advocacy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Saturday Opening Remarks
Wendy-Ann Dixon-Dubois, A.B. '06 Dr. Henri Ford, M.D., M.H.A. Nicole Henry, B.S.C. '00
2021-02-20T10:00:00Z 2021-02-20T10:15:00Z America/New_York Saturday+Opening+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Breaking Through: Breaking Stigmas
Join us as we confront stigmas that inhibit healing, as we strive for renewed mental health, success over addiction and other debilitating afflictions.
Dr. Tralonda Triplett, Ph.D. '12, M.P.H. '06 Dr. Sannisha Dale, Ph.D. Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Ph.D.
2021-02-20T10:15:00Z 2021-02-20T11:15:00Z America/New_York Breaking+Through%3A+Breaking+Stigmas https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Heart-centered Meditation Presentation
Practice being aware of your mind, body and emotions in the present moment, to strengthen your focus for the rest of the day.
Dr. Lunthita Duthely, Ed.D., M.S. '93, A.B. '86
2021-02-20T11:15:00Z 2021-02-20T12:00:00Z America/New_York Heart-centered+Meditation+Presentation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What Racism has Cost the US
Our panel will identify the intersection of the racial gaps in wealth, education, and health, and provide insights on how history can inform our path forward.
Hershel Lyons Tynesia Boyea-Robinson Jason Starr, B.B.A. '05 Dr. Armen Henderson, M.D. Dr. Richina Bicette, M.D., B.S. '09
2021-02-20T13:30:00Z 2021-02-20T15:00:00Z America/New_York What+Racism+has+Cost+the+US https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Remarks
2021-02-20T15:00:00Z 2021-02-20T15:10:00Z America/New_York Closing+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking & Mentoring with Student Organizations
Visit our UM Student Organization booths in the Expo to find out more about their initiatives and how you can offer support and mentorship.
2021-02-20T15:15:00Z 2021-02-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Networking+%26+Mentoring+with+Student+Organizations https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fum-black-alumni-our-story Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Hershel Lyons

Former Chancellor, Florida Department of Education, K-12 Public Schools

Abigail Adeleke

President, Student Government, University of Miami

Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Ph.D.

Professor, Ed. and Psych. Studies, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

Lori-Ann Cox

CEO, Breakthrough Miami

Ellenmarie McPhillip

Asst. Dean, Programs, Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

President and CEO, CapEQ Impact Investing Advisors

Gerald Grant Jr.

President, The G Financial Group

Dr. Armen Henderson, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

Astin Hayes, B.S.C. '06

Secretary, UM Black Alumni Society

Jordan Rhodes

Student Trustee, University of Miami

Marcie Hibbs, A.B. '99

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

AJ Donaldson, B.S.E.E. '03

Founder, United Mentors, and Chairman and Executive Director, The EPIC Foundation

Alana Smith, M.A., NSCP, B.S. '05

School Psychologist, Wake County Public School System

Alice Vilma, B.B.A. '99

Trustee and President's Council Member, University of Miami, and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

Wendy-Ann Dixon-Dubois, A.B. '06

President, UM Black Alumni Society

Jason Starr, B.B.A. '05

Director of Litigation, Human Rights Campaign

Dr. Richina Bicette, M.D., B.S. '09

Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director, Baylor College of Medicine

Asgar Ali, B.B.A. '05

Vice President, Deutsche Bank

Dr. Patricia Morgan, Ph.D., B.S. '06

President-elect, UM Black Alumni Society

Bill Cheeks

Senior Advisor at The Financial Literacy Group, President, American Business Brokers Association

Landon Coles

President, United Black Students

Jessica Taylor, M.B.A. '19, B.S.E.D. '11

Founder and CEO, The Jessica Taylor Group, eXp Realty, LLC

Ronnie Graham

President, Black Law Student Association, University of Miami

Dr. Tralonda Triplett, Ph.D. '12, M.P.H. '06

Epidemiologist and Global Public Health Consultant, Institute for Successful Leadership. Inc.

Dr. Sannisha Dale, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Psychology, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

Christopher Clarke

Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, University of Miami

Dr. Stephani Burton, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Professional Practice, University of Miami

Dr. Donald Spivey

Special Advisor to the President on Racial Justice, University of Miami

David Mullings, M.B.A. '03, B.S. '00

Chairman and CEO, Blue Mahoe Capital Partners

Kelly Jennings, CFP, B.B.A '05

Financial Advisor, Branning Wealth Management

Marilyn Holifield

Trustee, University of Miami, and Senior Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Kerlin Blaise, B.B.A. '97

Founder, Blaze Contracting Inc.

Dr. Lunthita Duthely, Ed.D., M.S. '93, A.B. '86

Hatha Yoga Instructor, Uhealth

Dr. Henri Ford, M.D., M.H.A.

Dean, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

Nicole Henry, B.S.C. '00

International Award-winning Jazz Vocalist and Actor

Dr. Laura Kohn-Wood, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

Dr. Denise Vidot, Ph.D. '15, A.B. '08,

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami

Michaelangelo Dooley, B.B.A. '11

First Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS

Racole Jackson, Esq., LLM '13

CEO, Title Xperts, LLC

Kembala Evans, B.B.A. '95

Founder, KP Evans Financial

Birame Sock, B.S.C. '97

Founder, Kweili Inc.

Teja Veal

Artist, Singer, Bassist

Gregory Adams, A.B. '76

UTrailblazer, Former United Clack student President, Activist

The event is over

The UMBAS, an official affiliate of the UMAA, is committed to enhancing African-American, African, black Caribbean, and Latin alumni and UM students.

Booths

Utrailblazers

Blazing the Trail, Building the Dream

Toppel Career Center

The Toppel Career Center helps you every step along your path to career success.

University of Miami: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Helping to Create a Culture of Belonging

Black Female Development Circle

Promoting Empowerment, Respect, Admiration and Appreciation

Black Law Students Association

The University of Miami Black Law Students Association

Brothers Overcoming Negativity and Destruction (B.O.N.D.)

The Brotherhood is a great way to connect with fellow black and minority men at The U.

National Council of Negro Women

We lead, empower, and advocate for Black women, their families, and their communities

National Society for Black Engineers

Helping students develop a better understand of the Trailblazers that have come before them and understanding how to find necessary resources online during a pandemic.

Planet Kreyol

Spreading awareness of the Haitian culture and promoting unity amongst our students and those of the University of Miami, greater Miami area, and beyond!

United Black Students

Creating a channel through which black students at the University of Miami may interact with the local community."

Black Graduate Student Association

Building a Bridge for Black Graduate Students and Organizations