Imagine Panel



Room 105, Dartmouth Hall


John Donvan will facilitate a panel discussion with four classmates whose life stories took turns they never foresaw when they set out from Hanover 40 years ago. A discussion of discovered passions, adapting to the unexpected, and the courage to change. The session should energize all who are looking to transition from established careers into something very different for an encore.  


Panel participants:

Ralph Carlton

Scott Cameron

Nancy Bird Pellegrini

Betty Stroock


John Donvan, Dartmouth class of 1977, was just named a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his bestselling book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, published in 2016 by Crown Books. He is also host of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, which are heard on public radio and by podcast. During his journalism career at ABC, CNN and PBS, John has served as chief White House correspondent, and held multiyear postings in London, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Amman, Jordan. He is the winner of four Emmys and the Overseas Press Club Award. He is also an occasional story teller with the live onstage program, Story District, which, like John, is based in Washington, DC.