Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Lectures

The AADC continues to foster a strong commitment to learning at every stage of life. The L’Hommedieu and Zagoren lecture series provide alumnae and guests formative opportunities to connect with inspiring professional leaders and trailblazers.

L’Hommedieu Lecture

The Frances B. L’Hommedieu Visiting Lecturer Series annually brings a distinguished individual to deliver a free public lecture in the evening. The lecture series began in 1984 through the bequest of Frances Bradley L’Hommedieu, a 1926 graduate. The L’Hommedieu Visiting Lecture Program featuring Jane Goodall received the Rutgers University Alumni Relations Ernest E. McMahon Award for Program Excellence. Speakers have included Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black;” Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks;” and Amy Mansue President and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital.

Zagoren Lecture

The annual Zagoren Lecture brings an accomplished Douglass alumna to campus for an evening lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public and honors the late Adelaide Marcus Zagoren ’40, former Executive Director of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Speakers have included chief of staff to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming ’90; Emmy Award-winning executive producer Susan Lester ’70; scientist Terrie Williams ’76, named one of the 50 Most Important Women in Science by Discover Magazine; photojournalist Diane LeBow ’61; Karen Irvine ’92, Bunting alumna and president of Culinary Communications; and most recently, Maureen Ausura ‘77, Chief Human Resources Officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc.