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AU alumna Holly Shulman featured speaker at Women’s Center

Dr. Holly S. Shulman, founder and president of Ceralink Inc., also a materials scientist and an alumna of Alfred University, will speak from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center, on the AU campus.

Shulman is one of the speakers for this year’s Women’s Leadership Center’s (WLC) “Women of Influence” series. The series is open to the public free of charge.

Her discussion, “Building Confidence in Women: Strategies and Resources,” will explore why women in non-traditional fields need confidence-building strategies and how to leverage ways women lead to create women-friendly environments.

Shulman earned a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University. She continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a master of science degree in material science. She then continued her education at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where she earned a doctoral degree.

Shulman founded Ceralink Inc., Troy, in January 2000 as a facility to evaluate and implement commercially viable material technologies. She previously worked in the research and development field in the United States, Switzerland, and New Zealand where her entrepreneurial spirit led her from research to business.

She has more than 20 years of industrial and research experience in a wide range of materials including structural oxide and non-oxide ceramics, electroceramics, and glass. Her worldwide contacts allow her global networking advantages. She has four patents and two pending.

The WLC builds on Alfred University’s heritage as the first truly coeducational institution in the nation. The Women of Influence program brings powerful female role models to campus, providing opportunities for inspiration and guidance through lectures and small-group discussions. Past speakers have included a NYS Supreme Court judge, a dean of a medical college, and a lobbyist from Albany.

For more information on this presentation, the Women of Influence Series, or any WLC programs, please contact the WLC at 607.871.2971.