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Advocate for Women Irene Natividad ’71 to Keynote LIU Brooklyn Convocation Sept. 3

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Irene NatividadBrooklyn, N.Y. – Irene Natividad, valedictorian of the LIU Brooklyn Class of 1971, will return to her alma mater to address the Class of 2017 as keynote speaker at Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The president of the Global Summit of Women and Corporate Women Directors International, former chair of the National Women’s Political Caucus, will formally welcome freshmen to the 2013-2014 academic year.

Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly R. Cline and Student Government Association President Anthony Allen will also speak.
Natividad has been active throughout her career as an advocate on issues of interest to women and Asian Americans.

A sought-after commentator, her views are aired nationally on PBS' 'To The Contrary', an all-women news analysis series in which she has served as a regular panelist for over two decades.  She has appeared on CNN news shows, Crossfire, the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox News, MSNBC, etc.  Her editorials have appeared in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune, to name a few.

Convocation begins at 10 a.m. at Steinberg Wellness Center.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Steinberg Wellness Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 08/28/2013

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