Black Alumni Network: A Virtual Juneteenth Celebration

Black Alumni Network

You are invited to celebrate emancipation, freedom, and heritage with the Carey Business School Black Alumni Network and Carey school community. Join us for an insightful conversation with thought leader, Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College, and moderated by Carey alumna, Claudia Bellony Atanga, Senior Manager of Programming at International Economic Development Council.

We will delve into Dr. Sorrell's remarkable journey of breaking barriers for black people in the higher education community and the nation at large. He will also discuss what can be done today to make higher education more accessible for everyone. CLICK HERE to register for this event through the Hopin Platform.

Join us for open networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. The program is from noon-1pm. We hope to see you there.

Meet the Speaker:

Dr. Michael SorrellDr. Michael J. Sorrell is the longest-serving President in the 148-year history of Paul Quinn College. During his near 14 years of leadership, Paul Quinn has become a nationally regarded institution for its efforts to remake higher education in order to serve the needs of under-resourced students and their communities.

President Sorrell is one of the most decorated college presidents in America. Recently, President George W. Bush and the George W. Bush Presidential Center awarded him the Bush Institute Trailblazer Citation. He has been named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine; is the only three-time recipient of the HBCU Male President of the Year Award (2018, 2016 and 2012); won Higher Education’s President of the Year award as named by Education Dive; and Time Magazine listed him as one of the “31 People Changing the South.” Washington Monthly Magazine identified him as one of America’s 10 Most Innovative College Presidents and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and PUSH/Excel honored him with its Education Leadership Award. Michael is the recipient of both the Dallas Bar Association’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Award and the City of Dallas’ Father of the Year Award.

Michael received his J.D. and M.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and his Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (where his dissertation defense was awarded “with Distinction”). While in law school, he was one of the founding members of the Journal of Gender Law & Policy and served as the Vice President of the Duke Bar Association. Michael was a recipient of a Sloan Foundation Graduate Fellowship, which funded his studies at both Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (as a graduate fellow) and Duke University. 


The perspectives and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) during this program are those of the speaker(s) and not, necessarily, those of Johns Hopkins University.

 Event Date
Friday, June 18, 2021
Start Time: 12:00pm
End Time: 1:00pm

Carey Business School
(410) 234-9350

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