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 leaders and trailblazers.

L’Hommedieu Lecture

The upcoming 2019 L’Hommedieu Lecture featuring Gail CollinsNew York Times Columnist, Women’s Historian & Author, to be held on Tuesday evening, October 22, at 7:00 pm in Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center. Many top speakers have delivered the L’Hommedieu Lecture since it was established in 1983, honoring Frances Bradley L’Hommedieu ’26. In 2012, Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” lectured to an inspired audience of over 1,000 people. The next year brought Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black.” In 2017, we welcomed Nicholas Kristoff, The New York Times columnist and best-selling author, who is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes.

Zagoren Lecture

The AADC hosts the annual Zagoren Lecture, which honors the late Adelaide Marcus Zagoren ’40, beloved alumnae leader and former AADC Executive Director. These intriguing lectures are delivered by alumnae leaders and influencers from diverse fields. Recent lecturers include Mary Norris ‘74, former copy editor at The New Yorker and bestselling author of “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen;” Patricia Teffenhart ’01, Executive Director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Emmy Award-winning television and film producer Susan Lester ’70; Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming ’90, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Laura Micheletti Puaca ’99, author of “Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980.”