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Summer Leadership Academy Held

Publish Date: 7/29/2008

July 25, 2008

MANSFIELD, PA— The second annual Mansfield University Summer Leadership Academy was held July 13-17. 

 Counselor Jarrell Hill (second from right), an MU nursing student, teaches students how to use a stethoscope.

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 Students work on art projects as MU Instructor Bob Geroux observes and supervises.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.

 Associate Professor Mike Vayansky (white coat on right) teaches students about astronomy in the MU Planetarium.

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


Summer Leadership Academy Counselors (L-R) Brandi MaseFor more on the MU Center for Lifelong Learning and its programs, go to


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