The vibrant and diverse community that exists at Tuck today would not be possible without trailblazers like Herb Kemp T’66, the first African American to graduate from Tuck, and Pamela Scott T’75, the first African American woman to graduate from Tuck, who helped pave the way for future Tuck students and leaders. Through a collection of powerful stories of leadership, community, and lessons, Tuck and the Tuck Association of Diverse Alumni (TADA) celebrate Kemp, Scott, and the many voices who make the Tuck community the diverse, tight-knit, and famously supportive community it is today.

Tuck alumni are encouraged to register and attend the annual Diversity Conference at Tuck. As an alumni participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with Tuck senior leadership
  • Mingle with fellow alumni
  • Attend office hours with current students
  • Participate in Small Group dinners with current students and prospective students
  • Discuss diversity and inclusion with Tuck Faculty
  • Participate in mini-learning on Current Business Research with Tuck Faculty
  • Attend a Happy Hour event to network with other attending alumni
  • Learn more about the Tuck Association of Diverse Alumni (TADA) and how you can get involved.

Robert Gulliver T’97

While there are times to allow things to be organic, diversity is an area where it’s important for leadership to be intentional and vocal. We recently expanded the NFL’s 'Rooney Rule': when there’s a head coach or general manager opportunity, at least one diverse candidate has to be considered. Now for all executive-level jobs at the NFL League Office, we must consider at least one woman.

Herb Kemp T’66

It is difficult to overstate Kemp’s impact on Tuck. Along with the example he set, Kemp’s mentorship of young people of color over the years helped attract students like Pamela Scott T’75, the first African American woman to graduate from Tuck and a former overseer.

Torlisa Jeffrey T’12

My wish is to instill confidence and resiliency in girls all over the world.

Tracy Sun T’05

To be a successful entrepreneur you need to maintain a healthy dose of delusion and an equally healthy dose of reason.

Robert Wallace T’84

When I visited Tuck and felt the soul of the school, I knew it was the place for me.

Debbie Atuk T’04

We may all come from different tribes, but we are one community. I want to do everything I can to help Native students and alumni be more competitive, at Dartmouth and after.

Betsabeh Madani T’13

The main education I got at Tuck was how to learn more holistically, how to continue to fill those gaps to be a more wholesome executive and entrepreneur.

Li (Jackie) Chen T’06

Education can be spiritual and make people better versions of themselves.

Salil Tripathi T’85

It’s in companies’ interest to take human rights risks seriously, not just the risks they face, but the risks they pose to communities.

Rohit Dugar T’07

All the core building blocks in your first year at Tuck are the most important—they teach you how to do things from scratch.

Pamela Scott T’75

I would say specifically to women who go to Tuck: Get everything that is available from the experience, the academic, the social, the networking, the career assistance, the alumni interaction. Take advantage of everything and think of Tuck as a microcosm of the world and that’s the place where you learn and can make mistakes, and it doesn’t cost you anything. You can’t do those things out in the business world, so look at Tuck as an opportunity to interact with the kinds of folks you’ll interact with in the corporate environment. Learn from your experience.

Christine Capilouto T’10

At Tuck, I felt safe sharing my background and challenges, either because my classmates came themselves from comparable situations, or because they were simply understanding and appreciative that I was willing to share an aspect of me that was so deeply personal. I credit the school for promoting values such as empathy whether in the curriculum (one of my favorite courses was “Leadership out of the Box” by Professor Ella Bell Smith) or elsewhere. It is the school culture that makes socioeconomic integration truly successful in my experience.

Damali Rhett D’99, T’06

I’m the kind of person who, if I identify a problem, I am volunteering to be a part of the solution.

Andres H. Bilbao T’13

I've learned not only how to be a leader of a business, but I've also learned the foundation of entrepreneurship.

Andrea Perez T’08

Sport is a phenomenal way to teach you a number of things in your life, from leadership skills to friendships to meditation and being more in your head to the ability to feel worthy and successful to having a great balance of life.

Christopher Williams T’84

Don’t assume that the leader has all the answers. A leader has to empower and rely on his or her team.

Delicia Jones T’12

I knew community would be something important to me at Tuck, but I didn’t realize how easy it would be to feel welcome.

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