ALC 2015: Information and Inspiration

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Professor Martin Culpepper SM ’97, PhD ’00, MIT's official Maker Czar, discussed why maker spaces are vital to the real-world success of MIT students.

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More than 150 MIT alumni posted nearly 1,000 messages on Facebook and Twitter using the #MITALC hashtag.

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MITAA President and Chair John Chisholm ’75, SM ’76 provided an overview of Alumni Association activities in 2015 and shared plans for the upcoming year.

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ALC attendees from MIT Sloan discussed new initiatives and priorities that can help provide MIT students with access to cutting-edge research.

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Chancellor W. Eric Grimson PhD ’80 moderated an academic panel with deans from MIT’s five schools.

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Dean Melissa Nobles discussed her vision for the future for MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

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MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart SM ’86, PhD ’88 and current students discussed how MIT can create a campus culture where seeking help is universally encouraged.

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MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Renée Richardson Gosline applied her background in marketing to MIT’s goals of diversity and inclusion in Institute leadership.

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At the Leadership Awards Dinner, MIT's Public Service Center was renamed in honor of Priscilla Gray, a center co-founder and wife of former MIT President Paul Gray.

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From left: Vice President and CEO Judy Cole; Provost Marty Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88; George B. Morgan ’20 Award winners Deborah S. Sharpe ’76; Scott J. Mermel ’68, SM ’70; and Gerardo A. Borromeo ’82, SM ’83; and MITAA President John Chisholm ’75, SM ’76

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Shinichiro Nakamura MBA ’99 accepts his Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award from MITAA President John Chisholm '75, SM '76

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From left: Vice President and CEO Judy Cole; Provost Marty Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88; Henry B. Kane ’24 Award recipients David L. Fung ’85 and Michael Szeto ’72, SM ’72; and MITAA President John Chisholm ’75, SM ’76

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From left: Provost Marty Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88; Bronze Beaver Award recipients Theresa M. Stone SM ’76; Robert N. Gurnitz ’60, SM ’61, PhD ’66; and Robert V. Ferrara ’67; Vice President and CEO Judy Cole; and MITAA President John Chisholm ’75, SM ’76


The 2015 MIT Alumni Leadership Conference took place Sept. 25-26. This year’s schedule featured more than 50 programs and sessions and a record 700 attendees—many for the first time—who brought a renewed excitement to the Alumni Association and the entire MIT community.

Read a recap of the weekend on Slice of MIT then listen to a Slice podcast with the recipients of this year’s Bronze Beaver Awards, the highest honor MIT bestows upon its alumni. View all the recipients of this year’s Volunteer Leadership Awards.

And if you attended ALC,  please take the conference survey and share your thoughts on this year’s conference.

Photo Credits: Melody Ko and Christopher Huang