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 4 SRU Students Qualify for National Black Student Leadership Conference 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Jan. 8, 2003

CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854;  e-mail: gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

DEVELOPING LEADERS --

FOUR SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL BLACK STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN RICHMOND, VA.

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University helps students build leadership skills through a variety of programs, campus activities and conferences.  Among the university’s high achievers are four students chosen to attend a national leadership conference featuring prominent African-American speakers and workshops on “meeting the challenge of leadership in uncertain times.”

           High academics and demonstrated leadership ability qualified the four for the Carroll F.S. Hardy National Black Student Leadership Development Conference which runs Thursday through Sunday [Jan. 9-12] in Richmond, Va. Up to 1,000 students are expected. The Rock’s participants are:

•        Tamara Whiting (Schenley High School) of Homestead. She is a senior communication/public relations major and president of SRU’s Black Action Society and the University Program Board;

 •        Justin Fuller (Imani Christian Academy) of Pittsburgh. Fuller is a freshman communication major (after time in the armed services). He is a senator with the Student Government Association and member of the Student Union for Minority Affairs, WRSK campus radio and Black Action Society;

 •        Terrell Milliner (Hopewell Senior High School) of Aliquippa. He is a freshman communication/public relations major, member of the Black Action Society, Student Union for Minority Affairs and helped organize a Bible study for students; and

•        Barbara Metropolous (Aliquippa Senior High School) of Aliquippa. She is a senior business management/-human resources major, and treasurer of the Black Action Society.

           Sample workshops include Leadership and Faith, the Nine Signs of Effective Leadership, Creating Your Vision, Global Leadership and National Security and Black and Blue: Understanding Depression in African Americans. There will also be a graduate and corporate career fair.           

           The theme for the conference is "Vision, Commitment, Determination and Faith: Told to Meet the Challenge of Leadership in Uncertain Times." Keynote speakers include Donna Brazile, senior leadership fellow and national chair of the Voting Rights Institute; Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, secretary of education for Virginia; and Michael Lee-Chin, chairman, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of AIC Limited.

           The Rock’s Office of Minority Student Affairs and Cultural Diversity is the primary sponsor of the four students.

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