The University of Delaware’s Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS), in partnership with Horn Entrepreneurship, is committed to helping students integrate business principles into practical ideas to solve social issues. The seminar series, launched in Spring 2018, features social entrepreneurs who are centered on partnering and advocating for their communities.

All undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend.

FALL 2018

Latiaynna Tabb (with Moderator, Stephanie Raible)

“The Accidental Social Entrepreneur: Creativity, Purpose and Making Room”

Thursday, October 18th, 2018: 1-2 pm. 200 Academy Street, 1st Floor Conference Room

Latiaynna Tabb is an MS graduate (2015) of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and its first Social Entrepreneur in Residence (Fall 2018). Tabb is the founder of Tabb Management, a Philadelphia-based community & creative project management firm that contracts and consults with a mission-driven background in the social sciences, which forms the core values and lens in which her business operates, she has worked with organizations like the United Way, Drexel University, People’s Emergency Center CDC and the Delaware River Waterfront Commission.

While linear paths may be easier to conceive, the career trajectory of Latiaynna Tabb is a bit more circuitous– and fun, in her opinion! Tabb will share how, in believing in her own gifts and putting her formal social science education to practice, she was able to build a space to work with creative entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations to “create things we wish existed.”

Dr. Gloria James, “Career Paths: By Choice or By Chance?”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, 4-5 pm, 106 Pearson Hall

Gloria James is an army brat of sorts and went to 23 schools before going off to college.  She received her BA from Wellesley College, an MEd from Salisbury University and a PhD from the University of Delaware.  Some of her work history includes working as a Social Service Support person in Head Start, working as a training administrator, working as the Director of Adult Medical Day Care, U of D program associate for Continuing Education, Director of Adolescent Health and a radio personality in Salisbury.  Currently, Dr. James serves as the Bureau Chief of Adolescent and Reproductive Health where ultimately she is responsible management and leadership for 32 school-based health centers, 25 reproductive health clinics, the Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, the Title X program and the federally funded Personal Education Responsibility Program.

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