Luther College alumna Nora Robinson to present Don Kemp Memorial Lecture April 10
Luther College alumna Nora Robinson, class of 2008, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial lecture at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Baker Commons on the Luther campus.
The lecture, which honors the life of Luther social work faculty member Don Kemp, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Kemp served as the director of the social work program at Luther from 1978-97.
Titled "The Business of Social Work," Robinson will speak on how her background as a social work major influences her current career as the owner and strategy director of WithInsight, a consulting firm in the Twin Cities that works with youth nonprofit groups. In addition, Robinson will discuss her business approach, thanks to a background in education and community partnerships, and how she draws on her social work experience to work with nonprofits. She'll also discuss the wide range of opportunities open to social work majors, including how she was able to use her degree to start her own business.
Developed in 2016, WithInsight aims to make organizations more coordinated and effectively accomplish their mission. Specifically, Robinson works with implementation, working to create structural and cultural change that allows organizations to see better and faster results.
Prior to starting her own company, Robinson spent eight years at the St. Paul Public School Foundation. Among her various roles, she was the tutoring partnership director, where she worked with more than 20 nonprofit tutoring programs. In addition, she gained professional experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, partnership development, training, capacity-building and evaluation.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in social work and Spanish from Luther in 2008, she earned her master's in social work from the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.