The Consortium of Doctors, Ltd. held their 24th Annual Conference in Savannah last week at the Hyatt Regency. The conference began Thursday, July 23 and continued through Sunday, July 26. Dr. Marguerite Birt, was the Logistics Coordinator for the 2015 Savannah Conference.
The conference was held for members specifically but included invited guests.
The highlight of the conference was the Bouquet of Doctors Banquet held Saturday, July 25. During the banquet a tribute to the founder, Dr. Abigail F. Jordan was presented by Dr. Ethel Pitts Walker (Class of 1993). Ms. Dawn Baker, News Anchor for WTOC was presented the Dr. Muriel W. Battle “Shero” Award by Atty. Carolyn Battle Thoma (Director, Class of 1997) and Dr. Peggy Blood, Ph.D., Professor of Liberal Arts at Savannah State University received the Dr. Abigail D. Jordan Academic Excellence Award by Dr. Jacqualyn F. Green (Co-Director, Class of 2010). Dr. Yasmia Dunn, Chicago Police Officer was introduced as member of the 2015 Class of COD by Dr. Sylvia Carey Butler (Membership Chair, Class of 2011).
Founded by Dr. Abigail F. Jordan, The Consortium of Doctors is a group of Black professional women engaged in assisting young African American adults to become successful. The distinction of having acquired a doctorate degree is to serve as an incentive, the result of perseverance.
The organization is designed to encourage young African American adults to persevere in their efforts to succeed. The organization is self-governing, nonpartisan and non-sectarian. It is governed by a Council of Advisors and chairpersons of each of the standing committees (below) and designated special committees. The standing committees are: Finance/ Budget, Program/Planning. Public Relations/Publicity, Ways and Means, Hospitality, Constitution/By-Laws, and Recruitment/Membership
Planning is already underway for the 2016 conference to be held in Atlanta, Ga, where the founder Dr. Abigail Jordan now resides.