The Mason Alumni of Color Network (AoCN) exists to generate, maintain, and enhance a vibrant network for students and alumni of color that fosters meaningful relationships, supports underrepresented population engagement in current issues affecting business and society, to uplift and promote underrepresented population business development and career advancement, and to promote a more diverse and inclusive Raymond A. Mason School of Business community.
The aim of the Mason Alumni of Color Network (AoCN) is to better capture the unique needs and desires we as people of color hold as members of the Mason community. The group's mission is to generate, enhance, and maintain a vibrant network for students and alumni of color that:
- Fosters meaningful relationships: This aim appeals to the notion of creating a community that extends beyond transactional occurrences to promote ongoing collaboration that supports mentoring, career navigation (pre- and post- matriculation), leadership development and economic mobility
- Supports underrepresented population engagement in current issues affecting business and society: This aim serves to unify our voice, increase our awareness, and deepen our reach to influence and impact matters that affect the school and external business environments in which we operate
- Uplifts and promotes underrepresented population business development and career advancement: This aim intends to tackle the variety of challenges that comes with being a person of color in the business world by creating a support system where we can leverage each other's unique experiences, networks, and talents to more effectively overcome strongholds
- Promotes a more diverse Mason community: This aim serves to promote our efforts and actions to reflect clear and distinguishable impacts to administration and the W&M community at large, which include resourcing for diversified thought-leadership, diversity marketing, and recruitment.
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Persistence in the Face of Adversity - A Mason Alumni of Color Network Presentation
We all face adversity throughout our lives, and what it speaks about us is how we choose to handle it. Persistence in the face of change and adversity is a strength that can be inherent or learned-- but the most important part is that it continues.
Date: July 16
Time: Noon EDT
Presenter: Ken Harvey, Retired NFL Pro-Bowl Linebacker, Author, and Financial Advocate at Fellows Financial Group
Mason Alumni of Color Network Leadership
Montique Warren, MBA ’14, President
Enrique Sanchez-Rivera, MBA ’07, VP of Programming and Engagement
Stephanie Appiah, JD/MBA ’15, VP of Financial Affairs
Adrienne Streater, MBA ’14, VP of Marketing and Communications
Contact us at [[m|masonaocn]]