Attallah College Events

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The Attallah College of Educational Studies hosts numerous events throughout the year including lectures, panel discussions, community events, student showcases, conferences, and more. Here are brief descriptions of some of our regular college events.

Women’s Leadership Forum

Attendees at Women's Leadership ForumThe Women’s Leadership Forum welcomes people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to come find inspiration and gather strength from women in leadership positions throughout California. Dynamic leaders from different fields will share their personal passions, the importance of collaboration and mentorship in the workplace and career advancement advice.

The forum includes keynote speakers, a panel discussion with Q&A and breakout sessions with field leaders. Networking opportunities will be available and encouraged!

The inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum in 2017 featured dynamic keynote speakers who spoke about how to discover your life’s passion, keep the flame lit and empower others to do the same.

The 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Forum: Collective Lights of Leadership will be held on March 10, 2018. 

Education and Ethnics Studies Summit

Student display at Ethnic Studies SummitEthnic Studies looks at the intersections of the many forms of oppression and identities, not just race. Attallah College’s annual summit is a nonpartisan event designed to help shape the understanding and development of Ethnic Studies programs at Chapman University and beyond. The goal is to foster a dialogue and inform the public on the purpose and goal of Ethnic Studies. The summit gathers local and national leaders in education and other key stakeholders, including students, parents, and community leaders.

The 2nd Annual Education and Ethnic Studies Summit was a two-day summit featuring 5 keynote speakers and over 50 panel sessions and presentations on the role and development of Ethnic Studies in promoting education, empowerment, and understanding. The theme, “Activist Women of Color,” highlighted the role of women, both locally and around the world in shaping education and social change.

The 3rd Annual Education and Ethics Summit will be held on April 28, 2018. See event listing for more details.

Roundtable on Excellent Schools
Meeting the Needs of Orange County's Underserved Families and Students

Roundtable 2017 attendeesAlthough structures and approaches to K-12 schooling may be widely debated, one goal unites us all: we are committed to serving all students. Each year, Attallah College hosts a collaborative event where members of the community have an opportunity to become agents of change. The event includes a reception as well as a panel and roundtable discussion with leaders in education.

Roundtable3 on Excellent Schools launched Attallah College’s Education Prize (ePrize), an innovative collaboration with Attallah College’s funding partner Excellent Schools OC (eSOC) and the Pamela and Andrew Horowitz Family. The ePrize is specially designed to foster collaboration among local districts and charter schools around innovations that improve educational outcomes for underserved students in Orange County.

Roundtable4 on Excellent Schools will be held on May 1, 2018. See event listing for more details.

Scholarship and Endowed Fellowship Luncheon

Donna Ford Attallah at Scholarship receptionEach year, Attallah College holds an annual luncheon where undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. scholarship and fellowship recipients are recognized. The luncheon also gives donors the opportunity to meet their student recipients and hear their stories. In its 2017 luncheon, Attallah College also awarded the Changing the World Award to Erin McGinnis Pullin, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Chapman University.

Read about the many students who received awards or fellowships in 2017.

AERA Reception

Peter McLaren at AERA receptionAttallah College hosts a reception for doctoral students, scholars, and international partners at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the premiere national research society.

The 2018 AERA Annual Meeting and Attallah College Reception will be held in New York City.