Alumni Honoree Speaker Series: February 20 and 21
Date: February 20 - February 21 PST
Alumni awardees are holding special career talks for the L&C student body. Presented by the Student Alumni Association. This event is free, but please let us know you’re coming by signing up here!
Social Entrepreneur Talk with Isaac Holeman ’09
Thursday, February 20, 5:30 p.m., JR Howard Hall 124
Isaac Holeman is a cofounder of social enterprise Medic Mobile. Holeman has earned wide recognition for the company’s innovative work using communication technologies to improve the health of underserved communities. A member of the Pamplin Society of Fellows, he has also been recognized as a Compton fellow, Echoling Green fellow, mHealth innovator of the year, and a member of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs list. He is earning a Ph.D. in management studies at University of Cambridge on a highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Art and Illustration Talk with Nicolle Rager Fuller ’99
Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m., JR Howard Hall 122
Nicolle Rager Fuller is a science illustrator whose artwork helps the general public recognize and navigate the science inherent in our daily lives—from new medical therapies, to environmental issues, to emerging knowledge about our universe. Through her business, Sayo-Art, she works with clients including Science News, the National Science Foundation, the American Association for Cancer Research, and several universities. She recently won the Research and Knowledge Communication category in the Association of Illustrators’ annual international competition.
Journalism Talk with Meg Coker ’93
Friday, February 21, 4 p.m. JR Howard Hall 102
Pulitzer Prize nominee Meg Coker has been a foreign correspondent since 1996, with postings in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, Moscow, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. She has covered events and trends including the transformation of former Soviet bloc states into independent nations, the rise of globalized finance, and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011. In 2012, she was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal whose reporting earned the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.