Honoured Brescia alumna returns to London to address Congress of Black Women

June 1 , 2010


London, ON – Distinguished Brescia alumna Dr. Marlene MacLeish (’68) will  return to London to inspire women leaders at the Leaving a Footprint Annual Scholarship Awards and Dinner Dance,  hosted by the Congress of Black Women – London Chapter, on June 12.

The event raises funds to support awards granted by the Congress, including  the Dr. Marlene MacLeish Award, which is given to a part-time or full-time  student at Brescia   University College  who demonstrates interest in community service to the African Canadian  community. This award is named to honour MacLeish’s leadership and  accomplishments as a member of the African Canadian community. She is currently  a professor of Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

MacLeish will inspire her audience by addressing, “Reaching for the Stars:  Leaving a Legacy of Excellence and Service for the Next Generation.” For more  information about this event, please go to www.cbwlondon.org

During her visit to London,  MacLeish will also be attending a cocktail reception hosted by Tina Bax, President of CultureWorks. As a past  recipient of Brescia’s  Carmelle Murphy Alumna Award of Distinction Award, it is fitting that MacLeish  will speak about “How Brescia Shaped My Future.”

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Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is  affiliated with The University   of Western Ontario. The  1,100 women registered as either full or part-time students at Brescia study a wide  variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and  invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College  welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more current  and archived news, a listing of faculty experts, and photos please visit our  Online Media Room at http://www.brescia.uwo.ca/media/index.html

For  more information, please contact:

Alison Vilaca   Development Officer   519.432.8353, ext. 28446   E-mail: Alison.vilaca@uwo.ca