Kelly O’Donnell (BS87) Delivers Keynote at A Day with Northwestern April 14

Kelly O’Donnell (BS87) Delivers Keynote at A Day with Northwestern April 14

Kelly O'Donnell

On April 14, Northwestern Alumni Association presents A Day with Northwestern, a day of lectures and presentations on varied timely topics from some of the University’s most distinguished alumni and faculty.

This year, the School of Education and Social Policy will be represented by afternoon keynote speaker Kelly O’Donnell (BS87), Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News. Her presentation, “Observations from the Political Trail,” will be featured from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Norris University Center.

O’Donnell’s reporting has taken her to all 50 states and 48 countries. A veteran of presidential politics, she will provide insights and observations from a professional life spent on the road. O’Donnell, who has been on the campaign trail following the GOP field in 2012, has covered the inauguration of President Obama, traveled with John McCain and Sarah Palin, and served as White House Correspondent during George W. Bush’s second term.

As another race for the White House begins, she will offer her perspective on the intersection of the media, elected officials and the public they serve. An Emmy winner, O’Donnell was the recipient of the 2009 New Hampshire Primary Award for political reporting and part of the NBC Nightly News team twice honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award. She also received a 2010 Alumni Merit Award from the Northwestern Alumni Association.

For more information about the program and speakers for the daylong seminar, visit A Day with Northwestern online. Topics for talks range from the Arab Spring to healthcare, technology, storytelling, Division I athletics and more.

The deadline for registration for A Day with Northwestern is March 30, and registration is available online. The cost for alumni, staff, faculty and guests is $65 for a full day of programs with lunch included or $45 for a choice of any three breakout sessions or keynotes. A single breakout session or keynote costs $20. For students, the fee is $10 for a full day with lunch or $5 for the afternoon keynote and a choice of three breakout sessions. Discounts are available for young alumni. Registration fees not refundable after March 30.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 2/29/12