Programming Committee Announces Critical Conversation Series

September 10, 2020

The new Programming Committee (ProComm), chaired by Donalda McCarthy (’91B), is announcing a new critical conversation series, each with three episodes addressing the various elements of a conversation.

The first series, “Mastering Education During COVID“, will feature the below episodes. The two subsequent series will  focus on racism (series #2) and personal identity (series #3). All will take place on Saturdays and begin at 12 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. GMT+2 / 1 a.m. GMT+9 (Sunday).

  • September 26, 2020 — Episode 1: Insight from Educators, produced by Donalda
  • October 3, 2020 — Episode 2: Success Stories from Parents, produced by Barbara Lounsbury (’81E)
  • October 10, 2020 — Episode 3: Reality Checks from the Kids, produced by T.J. Mannix (’91B)
  • November/December 2020: Series #2 and #3

Stay tuned for official registration information and final event dates.


The new ProComm is seeking committee members and panelists from every region and era of the alumni community. Specifically, ProComm is seeking anyone with skillsets in event planning, live production, or secondary/adult education.

Those interested can email Donalda at


  1. Hi Donalda. I would be interested in helping. I have planned/co-planned events, as well as teaching secondary and College. I also sit on a College education pathway Advisory. Hope I can help you.

    1. Hi, Layne! Please email Donalda HERE:

  2. Hi Donalda. I have been working in education for a long time. I work in admin with international schools and I’m an adjunct professor at a University in Oregon State. I also did my Doctoral dissertation and research on Up with People.

    1. Hi, Angie! Please email Donalda HERE:

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