This June and July, the Office of Graduate Affairs, together with the Graduate Council, put together a dynamic virtual summer speaker series, “Leading Forward,” during which graduates who are leaders in their fields shared their experiences navigating the unique landscape of 2020. The topics ranged from higher education to workplace transformation to supply chain sustainability. Nobles also held two special virtual events: a “Summer Solstice Concert” when graduates along with Director of Music Michael Turner shared music with the community, and “Resources for Racial Justice,” when Nobles librarians walked through the library’s resource page on racial justice, equity and inclusion.

A special thanks to Paul Ayoub ’74 and Jeff Grogan ’74 who helped put the “Leading Forward” series together, and to all of our speakers and attendees. The Graduate Affairs office is excited to continue these types of events this fall and will share the calendar with the graduate and parent community at the beginning of the school year.

Past event links:

“The State of Higher Education” with Harry Elam and Paul Ayoub, both ’74

“Sustainability in Supply Chains After Covid-19” with Kevin O’Marah ’80 and Nobles COO Steve Ginsberg

“Workplace Transformation” with Christy Urban Strawbridge and Jill Walsh, both ’96

“Resources for Racial Justice” with the Nobles librarians and Kim Neal (communications)

“Summer Solstice Concert” with Director of Music Michael Turner, Sam Bigelow ’95, Kimon Kirk ’96 and Ama Ofosu-Barko Lieb ’94

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