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 friends informative opportunities to connect with inspiring leaders and trailblazers.

L’Hommedieu Lecture

slider-lhommedieu-2021 copyThe AADC presents this year’s 2021 L’Hommedieu Lecture: An Evening with Dr. Bernice A. King, the first-ever to presented virtually. Join us on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 7:00 pm EST, via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to our alumnae community, friends, the greater Rutgers community and the public. Click here to register 

Many top speakers have delivered the L’Hommedieu Lecture since it was established in 1983, honoring Frances Bradley L’Hommedieu ’26.  Notable speakers include Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, women’s historian and author, in 2019; and Nicholas Kristoff, the New York Times columnist, best-selling author and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, in 2017. In 2012, we welcomed Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” who lectured to an inspired audience of over 1,000 people. The next year brought Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black.”

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 from diverse fields.  Recent lecturers include Sociologist Phoebe Godfrey, Ph.D., ’88, who delivered our first-ever virtual Zagoren Lecture; Caprice Jenerson ’90, former Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at the New York Legal Assistance Group; 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.”