Founder's Day

125th Anniversary Founder’s Day Activities

Focus: Women’s leadership in the 21st century

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are open to the public

Decatur Cemetery Tour with Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Friday, Feb. 21, 10:30am

Local alumnae will lace on their sturdy shoes, grab their walking stick and join Cathy Vogel ’70, founding member of Friends of Decatur Cemetery, on an amble through Decatur Cemetery to kick off the year-long celebration of the college’s 125th anniversary. They’ll meet some of the folks who have been a part of the storied history of Agnes Scott – founders, presidents, professors, leaders and even George Washington Scott. It’s difficult to wander the cemetery and not meet someone who influenced or was influenced by spending time on the campus.

Student Lunch with Dr. Keohane
Friday, Feb. 21, 12-1:30 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Terrace Level, ABC


Founder’s Day Convocation*
Friday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
Rebekah Scott Hall, Katharine Woltz Reception Room   
Speaker: Dr. Nannerl "Nan" O. Keohane, president emerita of Wellesley College and Duke University. Dr. Keohane is a senior scholar of public affairs at Princeton University. A renowned political theorist, she has spent much of the past decade reflecting on issues of leadership and gender and is the author of the 2010 book "Thinking about Leadership" and lead author of Princeton University’s groundbreaking 2011 report on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership.

125th Anniversary Timeline Unveiling *
Friday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.
Alston Lobby and Butler Lounge
Immediately following Founder’s Day Convocation, join us for a celebratory reception in the Alston Center to include the official unveiling of Agnes Scott’s 125th Anniversary Timeline.

“Lean In, Aim High, Speak Out:  Women Leaders Share Their Journeys” Roundtable *
Friday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Terrance Level, ABC
· Simone Bell '03, member, Georgia House of Representatives and
  recipient of a 2011 White House Harvey Milk Champion of Change Award
· Becky Blalock, former senior vice president and CIO, Southern Company and
  author, Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career for Women in Charge
· Helene Gayle, president and CEO, CARE
· Beth Shiroishi '97, president, AT&T Georgia
· Moderator:  Ashley Mengwasser '09