Alison Vaughn Will Deliver Keynote Address At Bowling Green State University Women of Color Conference For Black History Month
Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) -- On February 27, 2010, Alison Vaughn, author and founder of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., will deliver the keynote address at Bowling Green State University Women of Color Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women. The conference will take place on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Ohio for Black History Month. The theme of the conference is "Mind, Body & Soul: A Total 'U'."
Bowling Green State University is listed in U.S. News-Americas Best Colleges 2010 and is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Teaching Undergraduates, First-Year Programs and Residential Learning Communities. This year, BGSU will celebrate 100 years.
Vaughn's organization Jackets for Jobs, Inc., will celebrate ten years of service to the Detroit community in March 2010. 10 years, 10,000 clients, 1 Suit at a time. The organization provides employment etiquette, career skills training and professional clothes to low-income individuals. This high profile organization has been supported and applauded by Donald Trump, ABC's "The View", NBC's "Today Show", and Oprah's O Magazine. A highlight of her career was the distinct honor of ringing the closing bell on NASDAQ. The organization is proud to have a partnership and be the charitable arm to TJ Maxx.
Alison received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and graduated from The Women's Campaign School at Yale University, sponsored by Yale Law School. She is active with the NAACP and was a candidate for the 2006 Michigan State Senate.
Vaughn was honored as a Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle. Recipient of "Leaders, Legends & Luminaries" award from Lakeshore Engineering, Listed in the Who's Who of Black Detroit for three years and Who's Who among Female Executives. She was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Alabama A & M University; "Businesswoman of the Year" by National Association of Negro & Professional Business Women, She is a recipient of the "Community Service Award" from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is a member of Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), Distinguished Women in International Service, Top Ladies of Distinction, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Women's Committee for Belle Isle, Eureka Communities Fellow, Michigan State University Graduate Alumni member, NAACP, The National Association of Female Executives, Women Impacting Public Policy and a member of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Has a monthly column in the Michigan Chronicle & Michigan Front Page on Image & Style.
Alison is a former model. Miss America Petite Pageant contestant, Jet Magazine Beauty, Auto Show model, and former Judge in the Miss Teen Detroit Pageants.
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