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BCSSW 11th Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series


Alumni/Diversity Event Banner 2017

APRIL 21, 2017 
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Shea Room, Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill Campus. See maps and directions.
Please join us for a Buffet Breakfast

Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.
2.00 CEUs

ELAINE PINDERHUGHES is Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Clinical Sequence at the Boston College School of Social Work. She has served as Lydia Rappaport Professor at Smith College School of Social Work; Lucille Austin Fellow at Columbia University; and held the Moses Chair at Hunter College School of Social Work. Pinderhughes has received numerous awards including the CSWE 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. She helped the BCSSW establish this Diversity Series which bears her name.

In honor of the many accomplishments and contributions made by noted teacher and scholar, Professor Emerita Elaine Pinderhughes, we invite alumni, students and their friends and family to lend their support to the Elaine Pinderhughes Fellowship, a fund that provides financial aid assistance each year to outstanding African-American doctoral students at the Boston College School of Social Work.

In academic year 2016-17, the BC Social Work community is focusing on the role of Powerful Women

Keynote Speaker: "What Phenomenal Women Know"
Pam Cross
Pam Cross


Journalist, News Reporter and Social Entrepreneur

"What Phenomenal Women Know"

Pam Cross, was a veteran of television news in Boston. Cross retired from WCVB-TV in 2016 after 35 years of reporting. Active in organizing other journalists, she helped found the Russwurm-Wells Society in Hartford (a member association of the National Association of Black Journalists) and later served as an officer in the Boston Association of Black Journalists. The recipient of numerous awards, she was honored by Emerson College for Alumni service. She’s received the YMCA Black Achievers award and recognition from the Massachusetts Black Legislative Caucus, the Boston Association of Black Journalists, Boston Public Schools and Mattapan Community Health Center.

Cross spends time working on issues related to women and young people and in mentoring college students interested in careers in journalism. She is currently building a business, Ancrum Strategic Advisors, with husband BCSSW Professor Ron Ancrum. The firm seeks to work with nonprofit organizations, foundations and social entrepreneurs helping them plan, implement change and communicate into the future.