Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Week in Review

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Predictive Analytics

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Monday M.B.A. from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Throwback Thursday: Sister Bishop

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie was today’s keynote speaker at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. She visited Syracuse (above) about a decade ago.


NYU’s loss was SU’s gain

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Gisele Marcus

Gisele Marcus Leans In

Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs may have saved the best speaker for this year’s Black History Month Program for the last few days. Whitman School of Management and Harvard biz school grad Gisele Marcus was the inaugural speaker for the Sankofa Lecture Series on Friday afternoon.

In addition to giving her bio and educational journey, the Harlem-born Marcus also gave her secrets to the sauce that makes up success. Some of her ingredients include: seeing the world, networking, finding sponsors (as well as mentors), fighting against injustice and getting paid what you are worth.

She also encouraged those in attendance to find their own sankofa moments in life, she added.

Marcus’s presentation, enthusiasm and pearls of wisdom were worthy of a Power Networking breakout session, Google Talk or a City Club of Cleveland forum.

Hopefully the lecture was recorded so every incoming freshman can see it; hopefully she makes it back to campus soon to share more of her story.

Now before Next

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Kinship to Connection

Friday, October 9th, 2015
“The measure of our health as a community may reside in our ability to stand in awe of what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgement of how they carry it.”
-Father Boyle (speaking at Le Moyne College)
From: Father to Homeboy

From Father to Homeboy

Father Gregory Boyd spoke at Le Moyne College last night to about promoting justice and using acts of service to help heal our society. He is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, which is based in California. His talk, which centered on anecdotes from his work with former gang members, was attended by community leaders, philanthropists, academicians, non-profit heads, and elected officials.

Beyond Famous

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Big Sean is using his celebrity to make a difference.

We heard that rapper Big Sean recently hooked up with SU alum and NBA Hall of Fame player Dave Bing to inspire young black men in Detroit. The Sean Anderson Foundation and Bing partnered with the Ford Motor Company for this “Men of Courage” initiative.

Big Sean was the headliner for this year’s Juice Jam Festival at Syracuse University.

Check Up

Friday, June 5th, 2015
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Listen below to some of Dr. Boyce’s comments about Syracuse,  his differential diagnosis for future progress, and a prescription for leaders to replenish.

Week in Review

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Beyond the Bathing Suit

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 spoke Syracuse University on Tuesday.

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 spoke Syracuse University on Tuesday.

Although she is no longer the reining Miss America, Nina Davuluri continues to do the work.  The four pillars of the organization are: advocacy, scholarship, style and success. Davuluri says a lot of ladies want to be Miss America, but they don’t want the job.

Beyond encouraging women to pursue careers in STEM fields, she hopes to one day be a diplomat or ambassador.

Talk about role model for your daughter…