Get Involved with AADC Regional Connection Groups & Affinity Networks

Within the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, there are connection groups in various regions and affinity networks to connect alumnae with each other and the AADC. Please learn more about groups and networks in the guidelines available in PDFs below. You may also download a sample template for sharing news with your group or network.

AADC Regional Connection Group and Affinity Network Guidelines

Download Sample Newsletter Template for Groups & Networks

AADC Regional Connection Groups

New York City

The AADC New York City Regional Connection Group provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae residing in the New York City area to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Group Co-Chairs are Lillian Zeisel Cohen ’59 and Susan Goldfine ’63. To learn more or to become involved, contact AADC staff liaison Valerie Hughes Zieniuk ’05.

New Jersey

The AADC New Jersey Regional Connection Group has groups in Southern, Central and Northern areas. This group connects alumnae to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College.  To become involved, please contact AADC staff liaison Valerie Hughes Zieniuk ’05.

Washington, D.C.

The AADC Washington, D.C. Regional Connection Group provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae residing in the Metropolitan Area to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. To learn more or to become involved, contact Chair Shireen Lewis ’86.

North Carolina – Wilmington and Raleigh/Durham

The AADC North Carolina Regional Connection Group provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae currently residing in the Wilmington and the Research Triangle areas to each other and the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. To learn more or to become involved, contact Chair Donna Coulson ’77.

Palm Beach Area, Florida

The AADC Regional Connection Group of the Palm Beach Florida Area plans an annual luncheon and seeks to create connection opportunities for alumnae, whether they be natives, snowbirds, or vacationers. Co-Chairs  are Lois Rabinowitz Steinberg ‘59 and Carole Kurzawa Kurtz ’59.  To learn more or to become involved, please contact Eileen Cotter at the AADC.

San Francisco, California, Bay Area

The AADC Regional Connection Group of the San Francisco Bay Area provides social events and networking opportunities to connect alumnae to each other and to the AADC. The group is now forming a planning committee and looking to connect are alumnae. To become involved please contact Chair Carolyn Olechowski Gerhardt ’68 and include “AADC Connection Group Bay Area” in the subject line.

California

If you live in California, please stay tuned for more information about upcoming gatherings to connect alumnae living in the Los Angeles area.

Affinity Networks

Asian Alumnae Network

The Asian Alumnae Network (AAN) supports and fosters a community among alumnae of Asian cultures, including but not limited to: Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, Japanese, Korean, Bangladeshi, Filipino, and Sri Lankan.  Please contact Egypt Pringley ’16 at the AADC.

AADC Black Alumnae Network

The AADC Black Alumnae Network (BAN) organizes events that are of particular interest to African-American alumnae. BAN maintains strong connections between alumnae and annually recognizes a black student with the Jewel Plummer Cobb Award for outstanding academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement. BAN also has a subcommittee for the planning of their annual Jewel Plummer Cobb Sisters Conference.  Cecile Edwards ’04 is the President of AADC BAN. To get involved with this network or the Sisters Conference Planning Committee, contact Egypt Pringley ’16

Bunting Connections

Bunting Connections builds relationships among sister alumnae who graduated from the Mary I. Bunting Program. Join Bunting Connections to grow stellar friendships and attend activities and meet ups throughout the year. Interested in connecting with sister Bunting alumnae? Contact Bunting Connection Chair Jean D’Amore ’09.

AADC Evergreen Affinity Network

The Evergreen Affinity Network recruits alumnae to be active members of the AADC network while providing leadership development training opportunities. The affinity network consists of alumnae who previously served as tour guides and campus recruiters as well as any other alumnae who would like to be a part of this affinity network. Please contact Egypt Pringley ’16.

Latina Alumnae Network

The AADC Latina Alumnae Network (LAN) supports and fosters a community among Douglass Latina alumnae. LAN holds a Latina Career Panel each year and sponsors activities, such as Salsa dance lessons during AADC Alumnae Reunion Weekend. Please contact Egypt Pringley ’16 at the AADC.

AADC Pride Network

The AADC  Pride Network promotes support, networking and celebration among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-identified and Allied alumnae. The Network’s officers are: Judy Shapiro ’67, vice president; Melissa Chedid ’11, treasurer; Christine Pattee ’63, secretary; and Allie Kroeper ’15 and Vivian Lotz, AADC Alumnae Council Representatives. To get involved, please contact Egypt Pringley ’16.

Young Alumnae Network

The members of AADC Young Alumnae Network (YAN) take particular interest in connecting recent graduates with alumnae of all ages. Alumnae look forward to popular YAN events such as Cabin Fever/Sweet Treats Challenge, YAN-O-Ween, Sisterhood Book Club (alumnae can participate in person or remotely via Google Hangouts), and the YAN Paint N Pour (offered by the group during our  Alumnae Reunion Weekend). To get involved, please contact Chair Heather Tedesco ’12.