Publish Date: 7/29/2008
July 25, 2008
MANSFIELD, PA— The second annual Mansfield University Summer Leadership Academy was held July 13-17.
Coordinated by Directors Christina Fry and Denise Seigart, and managed through the Center for Lifelong Learning, the Academy brought 50 ninth grade students from the Elmira, NY and Williamsport, PA School Districts to the MU campus.
Participants spent four days actively engaged in learning about a wide range of topics from MU faculty, coaches, staff and students. Classes and presentations were held on topics ranging from astronomy to social work and from art to nursing.
This year’s Academy also included a field trip to Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY for a day of hiking and studying geology and geography.
Students worked on journals and poster presentations throughout the week. They were displayed at the closing celebration banquet, which was attended by nearly 200 people including the students, their families, representatives of the Elmira and Williamsport School Districts and MU officials and staff.
Noted civil rights activist and educator Dorothy Cotton was the keynote speaker at the banquet and challenged students to go on learning, questioning, and making choices that will make their lives and the world better.
The Summer Leadership is funded by the Elmira and Williamsport School Districts, Mansfield University and a diversity and equity grant from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Office of the Chancellor.
For more on the leadership program and opportunities at Mansfield University, check online at leadership.mansfield.edu/
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