Theresa Palmer Society
The goal of the Theresa Palmer Society, named for Susquehanna University's first African American woman graduate, is to foster personal transformation, intercultural engagement and increased personal agency for women of diverse backgrounds. The society brings together diverse women to share, discover and celebrate issues related to women, culture and leadership.Events scheduled for the 2009-10 academic year include:
Diverse Matters Series Book Discussion
Mama, Ph.D.: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life
Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant, editors
Mama, Ph.D. is a literary anthology of deeply felt personal narratives by women in and out of the academy who write about their experiences, reconciling bodies with brains. This anthology speaks to any woman attempting to combine work and family, and ffers recommendations on how to make the academy a more family-friendly workplace. To purchase a opy of the book, contact the campus bookstore at 570-372-4394 or go to www.susqu.bkstr.com.
Diverse Matters Series
Money Matters: Budgeting for College Women
Alicia Jackson, Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business
Before joining Susquehanna, Alicia Jackson served as the dean of the College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Previously, she held the position of associate dean at this independent, historically black university. As dean, she provided visionary leadership to faculty, students and staff in the business college and led the effort to attain full accreditation status from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate SChools of Business). She also advanced the academic mission of the business college by building corporate partnerships and securing significant grants and contracts from private and government sources.