the Brotherhood Presents dinner for winners: Hometown Heroes

Join us in our second annual fireside chat-style dinner series celebrating contemporary African Americans creating history today. Come be inspired over a FREE evening meal by the narratives of men and women from diverse sectors, while honoring their ongoing contributions to society. Our programming provides students a platform to network and gain entry to their respective fields. This year’s workshops focus on professional development and postgraduate success. All students who attend the pre-dinner workshops will have the opportunity to receive FREE head-shots from a professional photographer.


Thursday February 13th, 2020

Workshop: Building Professional Relationships & Networking| 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Student Center Room 020

Join Tiana Dudley as she leads a workshop on building professional relationships and networking to create lasting connections in your field.


5:00pm - 8:00pm | Student Center Ballroom

Tiana Dudley | Marlowe Stoudamire | Ernestine Lyons

Tiana Dudley is the CEO & Founder of Dudley Digital Communications and SweetTeaVSOP Lifestyle Empowerment Brand. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wayne State University Alumni Assocation.

Marlowe Stoudamire is a social capital expert, business strategist and speaker with 20 years’ experience and a proven track record in business, philanthropy and community. He is principal of integrated marketing & social impact firm, 2050 Partners, helping people, organizations and cities stay relevant and connected as demographics, trends and industries shift across the world. He is also founder of Roster Detroit, a digital platform disrupting the status quo of how diverse talent is amplified and connects to opportunities of today and the future.

Ernestine Lyons is an experienced international relations consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations sector. She currently serves as a city council member for the city of Harper Woods.

Thursday February 20th, 2020

Workshop: Building an Expertise/Specialty| 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Student Center Room 020

Join Dr. Rose Moten as she leads a workshop on the art of building an expertise in your field.


5:00pm - 8:00pm | Student Center Ballroom

Raymond Cloud|Dr. Rose Moten|Tylonn J. Sawyer

Ray Cloud is Group Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention, Organizational Safety and Security at Ross Stores Inc. and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association.

Dr. Rose Moten (Dr. Rose) is a fully licensed clinical psychologist, author, speaker and life-transformation coach. She is the director of BLOOM Transformation Center, a full-service wellness clinic offering traditional and holistic services to assist others in psychological and emotional well-being.

Tylonn J. Sawyer is an American figurative artist, educator, & curator living and working in Detroit, Michigan. His work centers on themes of identity, both individual & collective, politics, race, history and pop culture. Sawyer is a professor of art at Oakland Community College and teaches drawing at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and started the first teen arts council in Michigan for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Thursday February 27th, 2020

Workshop: Developing a Business & Crafting a Team| 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Student Center Room 020

Join Ronald Wood in an interactive workshop on developing a business and creating a team centered on the success of your business.


5:00pm - 8:00pm | Student Center Ballroom

Jason Brown|Mayor Monique Owens|Ronald Wood

Jason Brown is a stock market coach and founder of TheBrownReport.com an online stock market coaching and education website. He also sits on the Board of Visitors for the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Monique Owens, a former sheriff's deputy and the Eastpointe’s first Black councilwoman. In 2017, Owens made history by becoming Eastpointe's first Black councilwoman. Now just 2 years after changing history, Monique has became the first Black Mayor of the small town. Mayor Owens is currently focused on a platform to create more government-funded youth programs, aimed at troubled teens, and on the calling for additional community policing, to better connect the residents with the schools.

Ron Wood is the Vice President of Business Performance at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and serves as treasurer on ARISE Detroit’s Board of Trustees. He is co-founder and past president of the Wayne State University Black Alumni Association, and a board member of Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Academic Success Center | Office of the Provost | Irvin D. Reid Honors College | WSU Law School | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | Office of Multicultural Student Engagement | Dean of Students Office | Alumni Association | Student Service Center | Career Services | College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts | Office of Diversity and Inclusion | Division of Government and Community Affairs | Office of International Programs

Created By
Cedric Mutebi


Created with an image by Waldteufel - "Spirit of Detroit Denkmal, Detroit"