Crossing the Road: Risk and Opportunity – CMA Luncheon @ ACSDenver

The American Chemical Society Committee on Minority Affairs is glad to present Dr. Dorothy Phillips, an ACS Board Member, as the CMA Luncheon Speaker at the 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.

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Dr. Dorothy Phillips will speak about the roads she crossed on her professional and personal journey, always moving forward although not always sure of the outcome. She will talk about the courage that came from her parents, role models, and mentors. Her early education during the 1950s and 60s was in the segregated school system in Nashville, TN. In the 1960s, she crossed a road to help integrate a university. Dr. Phillips will tell her story of being the first African-American woman to achieve an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. Her journey was filled with several unexpected achievements that she will highlight. As a child, she played the game of digging to China; later as an adult she flew to China to do business and give lectures. She will close with an encouraging message for ACS Scholars and other young chemists.

Please join us at the Centennial E Room of the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center on Monday, March 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased when registering for the meeting. It is event SE07. If you are not registering for the meeting but would like to attend the luncheon, leave us a comment and we will get back to you!