First Thursday

11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Sep 7, 2017
Alumni Gymnasium, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

This year’s First Thursday–Opening Convocation speaker is Gloria Perez ’88, president and CEO of Jeremiah Program, a Twin Cities-based national organization that helps low-income single mothers achieve economic self-sufficiency. Her talk is titled, "You are powerful beyond measure." Perez will also be awarded an honorary degree. 

Perez is the president and CEO of Jeremiah Program, a leading national nonprofit whose proven, holistic approach transforms families from poverty to prosperity, two generations at a time. The program prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Jeremiah Program has campuses in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Austin, Texas, and is expanding to other locations both regionally and around the country.

President Brian Rosenberg, Provost Karine Moe, and Student Government President Suveer Daswani '18 will also speak.  We will also welcome the incoming class of 2021. 

A complimentary lunch will follow the event.

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This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Dean of Students

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