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Women’s advocacy group hosting leadership conference for area high school students


Women’s advocacy group hosting leadership conference for area high school students

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The women’s advocacy group Women Inspiring the Next Generation will bring regional high school juniors and seniors to campus Thursday, March 30 for its annual leadership conference.

This year’s conference—centered around the theme of Mardi Gras—will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Glen Johnson Community Center. Students from Farrell, Commodore Perry, Grove City, West Middlesex and other regional high schools will participate in ice breaker games and activities, engage in speaking sessions, and eat lunch with peers and mentors.

The keynote speaker, Brenda Sanders Dede, Ph.D., will take the stage at 11 a.m. Dede is the associate vice president for academic affairs at Clarion University and was named the Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry’s Citizen of the Year for 2016. She will speak on the theme of empowering women and leadership.

“We chose the theme of Mardi Gras because this is all about taking off your mask and being yourself,” said Women Inspiring the Next Generation President Elizabeth Carlson ’17. “The idea we are looking at is that behind every mask is a face and behind every face is a story.”

For more information, email Carlson.

About Women Inspiring the Next Generation

Women Inspiring the Next Generation promotes friendship, empowers women through cultural and community affairs, and strives to set a standard of respect and responsibility for the entire College community by participating as leaders in a variety of Thiel College clubs and activities. The organization promotes community service locally and globally through activities that help local needs and raise funds for global needs.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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