Penn Spectrum: Celebrating Diverse Alumni
October 1, 2010
Penn alumni from all walks of life returned to campus the first weekend in October for Penn Spectrum, the University's first-ever weekend-long alumni conference celebrating diversity and community.
The event, sponsored by the Office of the President and Penn Alumni Relations, focused on issues of interest to Asians, African Americans, Latinos, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender and Native American people.
Penn President Amy Gutmann welcomed the more than 450 alumni back to campus at one of the weekend's events held at Zellerbach Theatre.
"Diversity and excellence go together," she said, explaining that at Penn they are an enduring pair "like canes and straw hats, and the red-and-the-blue."
During the conference alumni attended panel discussions on topics that included civil rights, diversity in higher education and community involvement. The weekend’s events also included performances by student groups and a Saturday evening gala.
For more information, go to: http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/multicultural/pennspectrum/
Text by Jeanne Leong
Photos by Eddy Marenco