Alumni of Color Council

The Wesleyan Alumni of Color Council and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship are pleased to present the 29th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. We are delighted to offer this program virtually this year.
In the midst of a national conversation about systemic racism and economic inequity, this 29th Dwight L. Greene Symposium will explore the topic of Black Entrepreneurship. We'll discuss financial and social capital, the power of creativity, and the specific strategies these alumni leaders use to build entrepreneurial ventures and ecosystems. Learn more here.


Council Members

Nadja Webb '90, Chair
Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, ViacomCBS 
New York, NY  

Aaron Veera '14, Co-Chair, Wesleyan Asian Pacific American Council – APAAC
Growth Strategist + Educator
New York, NY 

Kora Shin '10, MALS '18, Co-Chair, Wesleyan Asian Pacific American Council – APAAC
Associate Director of College Counseling, Head-Royce School
Oakland, CA 

Melvin Acevedo '99, Co-ChairChair, Wesleyan Latino Alumni Network – WesLAN
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis at Jennison Associates, LLC 
New York, NY

Nikolas Ortega '19, Co-Chair, Wesleyan Latino Alumni Network – WesLAN
Growth Strategist, Google 
San Francisco, CA

Michele Barnwell '89, Co-Chair, Wesleyan Black Alumni Council – BAC
Writer and Executive Producer, Reel Roost
Los Angeles, CA 

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow '89, Co-Chair, Wesleyan Black Alumni Council – BAC
President, Weekes in Advance Enterprises 
Atlanta, GA

Stay connected with Wesleyan Alumni of Color by joining the AOC Facebook group here.