Hallmark October Event: Pioneers in a Journey Toward Inclusion
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The second Hallmark Event in Texas A&Mâ€™s semester-long celebration of â€œ50 Years of Inclusionâ€ is a dynamic panel discussion featuring four â€œPioneers in a Journey Toward Inclusion.â€ Moderating the discussion will be author, photographer and producer Sunny Nash â€™77, among the first African-American female graduates of Texas A&M. Nash will lead the discussion with reflections on her own journey at Texas A&M and beyond and then turn the discussion over to a special panel of Aggies who helped forge the path toward inclusion. Panel participants include Sammy Williams â€™68, one of the first black football players at Texas A&M, who currently works with the Caring Aggie Mentorship Program in Houston; Daniel Hernandez â€™73, the first Hispanic to serve as the universityâ€™s assistant Director of Admissions, Affirmative Action Officer, Assistant General Counsel, and Associate Vice Chancellor, in addition to being a founding member of CAMAC, MALFA, and TAMHN; and Carri Baker Wells â€™84, a well-known political leader in San Antonio and current chair of the â€œGo Redâ€ campaign for the American Heart Association in San Antonio. Wells was one of the first Diamond Darlings at Texas A&M and helped lead the effort to get The Zone at Kyle Field completed. Each member of the panel will take a few moments to share their personal stories and then engage in a lively and thought-provoking discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion.
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Reception to follow.